Wright named Director of Transportation for Oconee schools

Oconee school trustees have decided that James “Ozzie” Wright of Seneca High School will succeed Sammy Grant July 1 as Director of Transportation.  Grant is retiring. The choice of Wright, Seneca High assistant principal was made during this week’s meeting of the trustees.  “I am very grateful to be given the opportunity to serve as the Director of Transportation for […]

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Building Codes not abolished!

One Oconee municipal leader says his phone blew up with messages that, at its meeting last night, County Council abolished its building codes department.  Not true,  says Edda Cammick.  Council Chairwoman Cammick this morning said, “No, we didn’t ‘abolish’ the building codes department but we are looking to out source that function.”  Cammick confirmed that the council is considering pet […]

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Walhalla grows by 8.86 acres

At the request of the school district, Walhalla took in 8.8 acres last night so that all of the James Brown Elementary School property is inside city limits.  According to Mayor Edwards, it’s the same property that the school district has owned ever since the school was built.  But for some reason, Edwards said, part of the property was left […]

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Walhalla Administrator rule change

In Brent Taylor, Walhalla has a new administrator.  The city also has new rules covering whoever holds the job.  The city council last night amended its city administrator ordinance by adopting the following language:  “The City Administrator may be removed from office by a majority vote of the Council.  Those members voting for removal shall state their reasons for such […]

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Energy savers pay visit to councilman’s home

  Duke Energy Saver personnel paid a call yesterday to the home of Tjay Bagwell in Walhalla and, as a result, the home of the city councilman should now be more energy efficient.  Duke crews, as part of their Neighborhood Energy Saver program, are dropping by the homes of their Walhalla electric power customers for the purpose to  adapt those […]

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Municipal swim pool to open Memorial Day weekend

  The Walhalla Municipal Swimming Pool with its new splash pad opens for the outdoor recreation season on Memorial Day weekend.  Jennifer Crawford, city recreation chairwoman, announced at last night’s council meeting that the first days for the pool will be Saturday through Monday, May 27-29.  The pool will then follow a weekend schedule the next week and then move […]

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Affidavit of Scott Parris

The attorney for the Joint Regional Sewer Authority, Larry Brandt, has filed a counterclaim against the Pioneer Rural Water District and, in the filings with the Common Pleas Court, has included an affidavit from Scott Parris of Walhalla, chairman of the managing board of the JRSA commissioners.  The counterclaim and the affidavit, to which Brandt referred publicly on Friday last […]

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Guilty verdict draws 25-year sentence

A 71-year old man has been ordered to prison for 25 years, after being convicted this afternoon of sex crimes against an elementary school age girl in Seneca.  The Oconee General Sessions jury found Jaimie Sabio Obregon guilty on all charges of criminal sexual conduct, first and second degree.  Obregon did not testify in his defense and said very little […]

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