How water resources are to be shared

A new agreement signed last week in Elberton, Georgia spells out how water resources are to be shared among the Duke Energy and U-S Army Corps reservoirs in the Savannah River Basin. The Army Corps of Engineers describes the operating agreement as increasing drought tolerance within the watershed and promoting conservation efforts. The agreement encompasses Duke’s Keowee-Toxaway Project (Lakes Jocassee […]

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No Child Left Behind rankings announced

Oconee public schools show improvement in newly-released report card ratings for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act—commonly known as No Child Left Behind. The Oconee district saw its rating improve, from 48th in the state last year to 33rd this year. Oconee’s elementary school rating increased. But both the ratings for the middle and high schools decreased. Mathematics continues to […]

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Ambulances collide in Walhalla

As the result of an accident yesterday in Walhalla, one of two Oconee Memorial Hospital ambulances involved in the accident was disabled. The accident yesterday morning on W. S. Broad Street involved two ambulances on their way to a call. Hunter Kome, president of the Oconee Medical Campus, said none of the EMS personnel was injured, nor was there any […]

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Oconeean arrested on attempted murder charge

An incident during the early morning hours last Friday at an apartment complex led the Westminster police to arrest a 30-year old Oconee County man on the charge of attempted murder. The police say the individual charged was Dennis James Duncan of Duncan Valley Road, Westminster. A police report says a 28-year old man, whose name was not released, was […]

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Westminster accident involved three vehicles

The police say an accident this morning at a Westminster intersection involved three vehicles and sent two people to the hospital. The police say the accident shortly after 7:30 began when a car attempted a turn off U-S 76 onto Hobson Street and was struck in the rear by a small truck. Truck driver Jimmy Allen Ramey of Clayton, Georgia […]

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Macaulay to lead Veterans Day parade

A man regarded as one of Oconee’s highly regarded citizens will lead this year’s Veterans Day Parade in OconeeCounty.  The selection of Alex Macaulay of West Union, who retires in January as a circuit court judge, as Grand Marshal for this year’s parade is being announced by Jerry Dyar, public information officer for the Oconee Veterans Council.  This year’s parade […]

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Trailer stolen near Seneca

Oconee sheriff’s officers are investigating a theft from a Seneca area business. Someone last Thursday night cut a cable across the entranceway to Blue Ridge Machine on the Wells Highway and stole a 22-foot trailer. The trailer is valued at $6 thousand. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Westminster leaders to take up new business

At their meeting tomorrow, Westminster elected leaders take up the idea of development incentives along with adopting a vision, mission and values statement. Under new business, the city council will also consider a proposal from the architect firm DP3 to make recommendations and cost estimates for renovating City Hall. City Council’s meeting begins atr 5:30 tomorrow evening at the Depot. […]

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Arrest made in Nashville, Tennessee

The police in Nashville, Tennessee report the arrest of a suspect in last summer’s shooting of a former Walhalla woman outside an apartment complex. The police say Fred Settles III was arrested last week and charged with aggravated assault and attempted criminal homicide. Wounded in that August shooting, Crystal Reeves continues to recover from serious injuries, according to the police. […]

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