Libraries set holiday schedule

Labor Day weekend will be a period of rest for Oconee library workers. The main library in Walhalla and its branches will be closed Saturday, August 31 through Monday, September 2. They’ll reopen normal time Tuesday, September 3. Though the doors will be locked, you can conduct library business online. There, you can place holds on desired books, check your […]

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Walhalla Pool gets belated opening

Schools are back and summer is fast ending, but the Walhalla City Swimming Pool is just getting started. Word from City Hall is that Walhalla will bring back concrete pool swimming to the public next week, Thursday, August 29, when Walhalla’s will become the only city-operated swimming pool in Oconee County. It’s been a long and difficult trail to reach […]

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Clemson-Greenville bus service

The distance between Clemson University and Greenville will get shorter next month when a new, weekday commuter service will connect the two locations. The university and the Greenville public transportation system are going to connect the main campus with Clemson’s instructional and research locations in Greenville and other spots across that city’s transportation system. The launch date is the 9th […]

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Helicopter flight!

The landing and take-off of a medical helicopter created noon hour crowd of onlookers today in downtown Walhalla. As it was described to 96.3/WGOG NEWS, the medical helicopter used the grass-covered lot at Main and N. Katherine as the place to pick up and transport its patient.

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Taking the attitude of not kidding yourself

For the EPA to say it will re-consider its position on ethanol mixed with motor fuels is simply not enough in the view of an Oconee County man who continues his battle against ethanol-blended fuel. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced it will consider lowering the mandated consumption of alternative fuels. But Harry Wertheimer, a retired mechanical engineer who worked in […]

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Sheriff stresses prevention thru treatment

Oconee narcotics officers remain on the search today for the remaining suspects in their new phase of a countywide drug sweep. In what is called phase two of “Operation Infinity,” the narcotics officers target 23 suspects wanted for various drug offenses. Phase one in April targeted 25 individuals. Anyone who heard Sheriff Mike Crenshaw on the campaign trail last year […]

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New talking tours of Pendleton

The area’s quaint village green town of Pendleton is offering new walking tours that’ll help explain the Anderson County town’s historic roots. The Pendleton District Commission has announced walking tours Friday and Saturday, September 13 and 14 in which those who take part can learn about the Scots and the Irish who settled Pendleton in the late 1700s. Leading the […]

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Greenwood woman killed in Liberty accident

A 29-year old Greenwood woman perished in a late night car accident in the Pickens County town of Liberty. Kandy Kelley, the Pickens County coroner, reports the death of Maranda Nicole Bice. The accident was reported shortly before 11:30 Wednesday night. According to Kelley, Bice’s car wound up on its side. Two other occupants of the vehicle were sent to […]

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“Operation Infinity”–phase 2

With the help of two municipal police departments, Oconee County narcotics officers are sweeping the county to remove users and possessors of illegal drugs. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw calls it phase two “Operation Infinity”—a reference to the unending war against drugs first declared by an American president more than 40 years ago. This sweep targets 23 suspects, wanted on charges covering […]

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