Mayor pro-tem supports Sunday sales

T-J Bagwell, son of a preacher, says he’s a non-drinker. But when it comes to allowing others to imbibe on the Lord’s Day, Walhalla’s mayor pro-tem says that’s OK with him. At last night’s City Hall meeting, Bagwell announced his support of this year’s countywide vote that will allow beer and wine sales in restaurants and convenience stores and said […]

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Pioneer to buy property

Pioneer Rural Water is now agreeable to consummating a deal in which the district buys 25 acres from Oconee County, on which to build its first treatment plant. The property is located within the county’s Golden Corner Commerce Park at Fair Play. At their regular meeting yesterday, the board members voted to sign off on county’s documents which will commit […]

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Corps to fund Pioneer’s allocation study

The Army Corps of Engineers is now willing to pay for a study to determine the quantity of raw water that Pioneer Rural Water District is eligible to draw from Lake Hartwell. That’s key to Pioneer’s plans for a treatment plant. At the start of yesterday’s meeting, Pioneer General Manager Terry Pruitt read aloud an email from the Army Corps […]

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Penny sales tax priority goes to Seneca library

In ranking one-cent sales tax priorities, the Oconee County Council has given top priority to building a replacement library at Seneca. The council last night assigned a number two priority to a water line in the Salem area that District Two’s Wayne McCall believes will create the potential for jobs. Approving or rejecting paying an extra penny on the sales […]

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Public appeal made in home burglary case

A day-time Oconee County home burglary that has remained unsolved for three months has led the Sheriff’s Office to make an appeal for information to solve the case. The burglary at 580 Lawrence Bridge Road occurred March 10. It netted thieves a T-V and several household items, including some weaponry. A cash reward from Crime Stoppers awaits the person whose […]

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10-year old hurt in car-bicycle accident

A 10-year old boy was hurt this morning in an accident involving a car and his bicycle in the Bayshore home development in Oconee County. He was taken to the hospital. State troopers reported the accident around 8 o’clock this morning on Bayshore Drive. According to a spokesman for the state patrol, the accident occurred when a car driven by […]

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Tweaking the lake overlay

The more diverse public comment heard by the Oconee planning commissioners the better decisions the commission, as a whole, can make when it comes to future home development on Lake Keowee. That’s the view today of Josh Stephens, the Oconee County zoning administrator following last night’s commission meeting. The commissioners reached no decision about what change, if any, should be […]

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Fire burns abandoned trailer home

Fire early last night burned an abandoned mobile home near Seneca. Chief Fabian Skelton of the Friendship Fire Department said a burning cigarette or a grass fire may have caused the trailer home fire. The location was Friendship Road and April Drive. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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