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Hubbard Grading and Paving in line for contract

August 14, 2014

Walhalla’s Hubbard Paving and Grading is in line for an Oconee County contract. On Tuesday, the County Council will be asked to award the county’s next road paving contract to Hubbard, at a cost of nearly $580 thousand. Hubbard was one of three companies that bid for the contract. The council will also be asked…

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Real estate business to be transacted

August 14, 2014

Oconee County Council has real estate business on its agenda next week. At its meeting Tuesday, the council is scheduled to give first reading in title only to conveying 70 acres to the Pioneer Rural Water District. The property is situated outside the Golden Corner Commerce Park at Fair Play and is being conveyed for…

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Elderly woman killed in Easley accident

August 14, 2014

An 82-year old woman has lost her life in a car accident in Easley. Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley says Catherine Bowen was killed yesterday morning when her Honda CRV hit a parked tractor-trailer truck on the Calhoun Memorial Highway. The Easley police are investigating the accident.

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Couple charged with theft at police officer’s home

August 14, 2014

An Oconee County couple has been arrested and charged with stealing from the home of a Walhalla police officer. The Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrests of Christopher William Underwood and Brandi Nicole Underwood of the Theo Martin Road. They were charged with grand larceny and first degree burglary at mid-afternoon on Tuesday at the…

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Why Scott Parris has cheery attitude

August 13, 2014

Lately Scott Parris is more upbeat than usual. The reason is that Walhalla’s utilities superintendent says he has had back-to-back successful meetings about the city’s long and elusive project—-building a new water plant. The latest meeting that went well, he says, was Monday in Columbia with members of the state DHEC’s permitting division. That division’s…

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Former Walhallan wounded in Tennessee

August 13, 2014

Social media have posted a request to pray for a former Walhallan who was wounded this week in Nashville, Tennessee. The wounding of Crystal Reeves was described as serious and she was hospitalized at Skyline Hospital. Nashville police say the 29-year old Reeves was one of four people in a car, and she was shot…

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NRC increases oversight at Oconee

August 13, 2014

Nuclear Regulatory Commission is increasing its oversight of the Oconee nuclear plant after assessing the plant a violation related to the failure to identify and correct a crack in a weld on a key safety system.  NRC staff held a conference with Duke Energy officials at the end of last month to discuss the risk…

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New school within year of opening

August 13, 2014

To the naked eye, much remains to be done both in and out of the new Walhalla High on highway 11. But, after a tour this morning, school leaders say they are confident the school will meet next year’s deadline and be ready in time for the 2015-16 year. On their way to a planning…

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Getting a handle on what the county owns

August 13, 2014

A few years ago, a handful of legal-sized papers were needed to list Oconee County owned property. Now the county requires a binder about as thick as a New York City phonebook before the cell phone impact on landline telephones. Last night County Administrator Scott Moulder leafed thru the binder as he addressed county owned…

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Seneca OKs funding plan for new museum

August 13, 2014

In a unanimous vote, the Seneca City Council approved a funding plan to build the city’s second museum. This one is to be called the Bertha Strickland Museum and will serve as Seneca’s museum for African-American history. Approved by the mayor and council last night was a plan to borrow up to $600 thousand from…

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Calendar

  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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