Blog Archives

WHS band to perform at Ok’Fest

October 15, 2012

Walhalla High School Marching Band will perform Saturday at the 2012 Oktoberfest. The band’s performance, with the Little German Band, is scheduled for 3:45 p-m at Sertoma Field. The high school band is coming off weekend competition at Aynor High School, where it won a superior rating, along with first place in drum major, color…

Read more »

Zoning variance sought in Seneca

October 15, 2012

At Seneca City Hall tonight, Phil Ellen will ask for a variance to the zoning law on vacant property owned by VantageSouth Bank of North Carolina. The zoning hearing begins at 6, and the public is invited.

Read more »

Democrats engage the Sheriff’s candidates

October 15, 2012

All three men running for Oconee Sheriff are Republicans. But there they all were Saturday morning, campaigning for votes at a Democratic Party meeting. Nearly all seats inside the Seneca City Hall council chambers were full Saturday as Mike Crenshaw, Donnie Fricks, and Terry Wilson made statements and answered questions at what was their third…

Read more »

Attempted robbery at 3 a-m

October 15, 2012

As a woman driver pulled up at a Seneca bank ATM drive-thru, a man with a gun ran up beside her car and tried to rob her. The crime occurred around 3 a-m Friday at Bank of America on the Sandifer Boulevard. Police Chief John Covington says several good fingerprints have been obtained from the…

Read more »

Itron’s 50th and its future

October 12, 2012
Itron’s 50th and its future

A large celebration continues this afternoon in West Union for a major employer who has been in the electric meter production business in Oconee County for the last 50 years. U-S Senator Lindsey Graham and State Senator Thomas Alexander were among the special guests for a ceremony that attracted Itron officials from Washington State, as…

Read more »

Graham on what happened in Libya

October 12, 2012
Graham on what happened in Libya

If you’ve caught NBC NEWS this afternoon, you know that the debate ensues in the U-S as to the cause of the recent attack and killing of personnel at the country’s embassy in Libya. That debate was intensified this afternoon as Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney commented from the campaign trail. And after a West…

Read more »

Echo Hills recommendation

October 12, 2012

Phase one work to cost about $2.4 million dollars. At its meeting Tuesday, Oconee County Council will consider a staff recommendation to award a contract for all site work in phase one of Echo Hills. Recommended for the job is the company Phillips and Jordan of Robbinsville, North Carolina. As part of the work within…

Read more »

Hazardous waste collection day

October 12, 2012
Hazardous waste collection day

We all have waste that sits around the house, and some of it is hazardous. Tomorrow Oconeeans can take advantage of a free event called Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day.” From 10 a-m to 2 p-m, you may bring items to the parking lot of Seneca High School. Paint will not be accepted, but you…

Read more »

Zoning exception approved

October 12, 2012

Campground coming to Jefferson Road nearWest Union, as the result of action last night by the Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals.  The board approved a special exception that’ll allow Ronnie Hughey to establish a 16-unit campground inside a lake residential district.  Two conditions were attached to the approval:  Hughey must obey all codes and ordinances…

Read more »

OC students at the fair

October 12, 2012

About 750 Oconee students, along with a fifth grade group from Clemson Elementary, took part last week in Ag Days at the Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair. About 30 exhibits, from composting to calf roping, were available for the students to experience. In the barn the students also saw horses, chickens, pigs, and alpacas. Christina Alexander,…

Read more »

Weather

Calendar

  • October 31, 2014Faith Baptist Church's Fall Festival
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmWalhalla High Cheerleader Candy Giveaway
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmBoo in the Bay
  • November 1, 2014Walhalla's Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
AEC v1.0.4