Rain impedes Streetscape work

Workers on Walhalla Streetscape on the south side of Main Street extended an 8-inch water line eastward toward the center of town.  Inclement weather deterred some progress yesterday afternoon.  On Wednesday, the contractor finished testing a new water cross-line to the north side of Main.  Here’s what’s ahead next week:  The electrical sub-contractor is coordinating with Duke Energy to begin […]

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Water to be OFF near Westminster

City of Westminster will interrupt water service next week on Hwy 76. This will affect customers starting at 8 a-m Tuesday who live on and around the area from Horseshoe Bridge Road to Chau Ram Park Road.  Service will be off for approximately 2-3 hours as the city makes the connection for the new water line.  Westminster apologizes for any […]

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George Thomas Cobb

George Thomas Cobb, 68, of 114 Woodland Way, West Union died Thursday at the Cottingham Hospice House.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Sunday from the chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.  The family receives friends from 12-2 p-m Sunday at Sandifer Funeral Home before the service.  Family members are at their homes.  Flowers […]

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Let’s fly away

A new, not-for-proft flying club in OconeeCounty says it can offer the novice lessons for as much as 40% less than what it would cost to enroll in a school for profit.  The Golden Corner Flying Club, stationed at the OconeeRegionalAirport, has formed based on guidelines of the Aircraft and Pilots Association.  Club President Redd Gardner says the club has […]

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Bartee seeks parole

Inmate James Bartee could gain parole next month—provided the state Probation and Parole Board agrees.  A spokesman today said Bartee, the one-time candidate for Oconee Sheriff, will go before the board of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services Wednesday, August 5 in Columbia.  Bartee began serving a five-year term in September 2013, after his conviction in the General Sessions Court.  Pete […]

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It may be the cost of living, but people don’t like it

Walhalla utility customers are making known their displeasure this week after opening their water bills.  The city, effective yesterday, raised charges for customers inside and outside the city.  Those increased rates apply to the minimum charge as well as how many gallons are consumed each month.  Walhalla is beginning to raise money for a kitty to help pay for a […]

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Word on “Project Crystal”

Just what chemical company is behind the name “Project Crystal”?  Richard Blackwell believes the answer will come July 21—the next meeting date for the Oconee County Council.  The countyEconomic Development director says it’s going to mean a new employer in OconeeCounty in a new building.  So far, here’s what known about Project Crystal:  “This was formerly called Project Cane.  Project […]

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