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Budget requests due Friday

February 13, 2013

What Oconee County departments are going to spend during 2013-14 have to be in writing to the county administrator by the end of the work week. Scott Moulder says the department heads are aware that Friday is the deadline for them to submit their requests for a new budget year. Moulder predicts another tight year,…

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Man charged with burglary at neighbors

February 13, 2013

A 25-year old man, Waylon Eugene Robinson, is under arrest by the Oconee Sheriff’s Department, charged with burglary second degree and petty larceny at the home of neighbors. According to Sheriff’s Department reports, the crime occurred two weeks ago on Fairfield Road near Walhalla. The victim reported missing her purse, containing medication.  

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Why Hartwell and Thurmond out of balance

February 13, 2013

The Army Corps of Engineers ascribes two factors to explain why lakes Hartwell and Thurmond are out of balance. According to Russell Wicke of Savannah district Corporate Communications, the Hartwell sub-basin received above-average rainfall last month. But Thurmond’s experienced below-average. During drought conditions, water is only released from the Hartwell project when it is required…

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Graham to vote no

February 13, 2013

In an Armed Services Committee meeting, Senator Lindsey Graham announced he’ll vote no on President Obama’s nomination of Chuck Hagel as the next defense secretary. Graham, the Republican from Oconee, says he is unnerved by what he views as Hagel’s inability to articulate what the U-S policy should be toward Iran. Graham told his committee…

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Jury rules for the plaintiff

February 13, 2013

An Oconee jury ruled yesterday in favor of the plaintiff and awarded her nearly $6,800 in damages from a man who wrecked the vehicle they were traveling in. The Common Pleas jury ruled in favor of Melissa Seals about one hour after asking to see copies of Seals’ medical bills from hospital visits during August…

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CU student charged with firearms offense

February 13, 2013

Clemson campus police arrested a student Monday on a charge of carrying or displaying firearms in public buildings or adjacent areas. A university announcement states Brandon Lee Bechtler, 18, of Edgemoor, S-C, was arrested just before midnight on the felony charge because of a handgun in the glove compartment of his truck on campus. According…

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Seneca man indicted

February 13, 2013

The government has announced an indictment against a 41-year old Seneca man. An announcement from U-S Attorney Bill Nettles states that a federal grand jury in Greenville returned an indictment charging Hollis F. Gray Jr. with possessing child pornography. If Gray is found guilty, he could receive 10 years in prison. The case was investigated…

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Next ONS fire protection meeting next month

February 12, 2013

The meeting requested by Duke Energy ahead of what could be civil penalty over measures to protect Oconee Nuclear from fire takes place in three weeks near Washington, D-C. It’s to be a 1 to 3 o’clock meeting Tuesday, March 5 at NRC headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. According to an announcement by John Boska of…

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Civil case headed to the jury room

February 12, 2013

The case of an Oconee County auto accident that injured a passenger was one step away from jury deliberations. All that was left this afternoon was for the judge to instruct the jury on the law, before deliberations to decide whether Troy Stargel was negligent in the injury suffered by Melissa Sears. The plaintiff seeks…

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Walhalla meeting tonight Cancelled

February 12, 2013

An important meeting of the Friends of the Walhalla Pool set for tonight has been cancelled. The meeting was set to be held at the Depot to discuss ways to apply for outside grants to help re-open the pool. No word on when the meeting might be re-scheduled.

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Calendar

  • November 22, 2014Benefit for Mark & Jody Vissage
  • November 22, 2014 7:00 pmThe Miss Walhira Pageant
  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
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