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Judge makes a ruling in Bartee case

March 20, 2013

A judge has made one ruling in the pre-trial part of the State’s case against James Bartee, who sought his party’s nomination last year for Oconee Sheriff before dropping out of the contest. Judge J-C Nicholson has decided that “no material” from Bartee’s file with the state Law Enforcement Division is required to be turned…

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Bring back chain gangs!

March 20, 2013

The Oconee County Sheriff says he is in complete agreement with the Spartanburg County Sheriff that the time is at hand to return to the days of roadside chain gangs, especially when it pertains to Oconee’s unsightly litter problem. Oconee Sheriff Crenshaw said today he’s in full support of Spartanburg Sheriff Wright, as Wright goes…

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Update: Fire is out!

March 20, 2013

A fire traced to a bathroom or a walk-in closet has been extinguished in home development near Seneca. Fire Chief Jan Oliver says, at this hour, investigators are re-entering 510 Loba Court in the Dalton Bend subdivision to try to determine why the fire started. Three adults living in the one-story house were not hurt,…

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Tennesseean killed and Salem residents hurt

March 20, 2013

More is known this hour about yesterday’s fatal car accident in Rabun County, Georgia. Sky 104 Radio in Clayton now reports a resident of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, the driver of a 2012 Chevy Impala, died. The decedent’s name is being withheld until family members are notified. The driver and the passenger of the other vehicle, a…

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Home fire near Seneca

March 20, 2013

Seneca fire fighters are at the scene of a home fire near the Wells Highway. The location is a home on Loba Court in the Dalton Bend subdivision. No injuries reported.

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Fatal crash in Rabun County, Georgia

March 20, 2013

A fatal wreck has been reported inside the Georgia state line on highway 76, in the vicinity of Kingwood Country Club. Sky 104 Radio at Clayton quotes sources as saying that around 1:30 yeserday afternoon, a two car collision occurred on Highway 76 East, with one vehicle clearing an embankment. Two helicopters flew in to…

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Official: no Scenic designation

March 20, 2013

Relaxing and picturesque as it might be to traverse, the new Sheep Farm Road will carry no designation as a scenic by-way that would entail rules impairing development. The extended rural highway near Seneca built without grass medians will not be pursued as scenic, in accord with last night’s vote by the Oconee County Council.…

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OCC to be briefed on “Project W”

March 20, 2013

Oconee County Council apparently had a lot to talk about last night—-behind closed doors. Before adjourning to closed session, County Administrator Scott Moulder outlined some of the matters to be discussed privately. They included an economic development matter referred to as “Project W.” Last week Richard Blackwell, the county’s economic development director, said of Project…

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Walhalla offered exclusive sponsorship

March 20, 2013

The executive director of Walhalla Civic Auditorium left City Hall last night with a promise that, at the April 16 meeting, city council will vote on whether to commit public funds to sponsor a pair of big-name country music concerts to recognize the auditorium’s 20-year history. The WCA’s Bill Chiusano offered the city exclusive sponsorship…

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Land deal for a ‘Y’/Wellness facility

March 20, 2013

The concept of a land transfer to allow for a full-service YMCA serving Oconee County is A-OK with the County Council. On legal advice from its attorney, Oconee County Council last night approved the concept of a land transfer in which about 20 acres of undeveloped property on Oconee Medical Center grounds would be dealt…

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  • January 30, 2015Walhalla Civic Auditorium Presents Southern Fried Nuptials
  • February 1, 2015 10:00 amShellem Cline at Bethel Baptist Church Singing
  • February 5, 2015 7:00 pmHoly Spirit Encounter Conference
  • February 7, 2015 12:00 pmBenefit for Jack Norris
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