New lawsuit by town home owners

A new lawsuit has been filed for owners of town homes at Stoneledge at Lake Keowee. Early last month the homeowners, in their capacity as the Stoneledge property owners association, won verdicts in the amount of $5 million against builders and others involved in the construction of their complex. The plaintiffs take the position they are exercising their right to […]

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Threat received, no bomb found

The West Union McDonald’s and other nearby businesses were evacuated a short time last night, as sheriff’s officers investigated a bomb threat. No bomb was found and all affected businesses were permitted to resume service within an hour. Acccording to Oconee County Dispatch, the threat received wasn’t clear as to which business was threatened.

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Remember what happened December 7, 1941

Few U-S military veterans remain alive today who can remember what happened December 7, 1941. But the leader of the Seneca American Legion Auxiliary says that’s no excuse for Americans to forget the attack on Pearl Harbor. Cleta Bryson, auxiliary unit 120 president, requests everyone take a moment to remember the men and women killed during the surprise attack by […]

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Missing Georgian found in Oconee

A 44-year old Georgia man, missing since the middle of November, has been found alive and well in Oconee County. He is Elbert County resident Amos Rucker. According to Darren Scarborough of the Elbert Sheriff’s Office, Amos Rucker was found yesterday morning when Oconee deputies conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle in which Rucker was a passenger. He did […]

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Relief ahead for jail overcrowding

The court of Oconee General Sessions will accept guilty pleas during a two-day session this month. Public Defender Wilson Burr says the days of Monday and Tuesday, December 16 and 17 are reserved for pleas of guilt in front of 10th Circuit Judge Alex Macaulay at Walhalla. This morning’s count at the county jail was 164 inmates—42 over its rated […]

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Library trustee resigns

A member of the Oconee Library Board of Trustees, Bruce Adelburg of Keowee Key, has resigned for personal reasons. Board chairman Danny Day described Adelburg as a valued member of the board. “He has been a good one,” Day said this morning. The library board has notified Oconee County Council of the resignation and has requested a new appointee.

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Walhalla requests phone numbers

If you are a Walhalla water customer, the city would like your phone number. Walhalla has begun a call system to alert customers during water emergencies. The alert will also cover past due bills and announcements. Walhalla hopes its customers will visit the city website (www.cityofwalhalla.com) and click the link to add or update your information.

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