Stolen Pickens County car found in Oconee County

A car stolen in Pickens County has been found in Oconee County.  And the Sheriff’s Office has charged an Oconee resident with possession of a stolen vehicle. According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, Mary Joan Hamby, 50 years old, was booked into the Oconee Detention Center Sunday afternoon.  Deputies located a Mitsubishui Lancer and, by checking the vehicle identification number, […]

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Wheeler autopsy completed and results announced

The Oconee coroner says the Cole Dylan Wheeler autopsy showed that the 18-year old Seneca man died of smoke inhalation and thermal injuries in his fiery car crash yesterday morning on U-S 76/the Long Creek Highway.  However, Coroner Karl Addis says the toxicology analysis associated with the fatal accident is pending; those test results, he says, could take four to […]

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Walhalla Library early closing Friday

The main branch of the Oconee County Public Library in Walhalla will close early on Friday, April 28, for an invitation-only event to honor library volunteers. The Walhalla Library will close at 4 p.m. All other branches will close at their normal times on Friday. The Walhalla Library will reopen at its normal time, 9 a.m., on Saturday, April 29.

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Pioneer “Town Hall” meeting Thursday

Customers of Pioneer Rural Water District are invited to a meeting Thursday night to learn more about the project to build a treatment plant.  The meeting is set for 6 o’clock at the Oakway Wesleyan Church.  Among those to be present are Pioneer general manager Terry Pruitt and board members Tommy Grant and Mark Holbrooks.

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Walhalla to vote on city administrator

  Walhalla apparently is close to naming the next city administrator.  A vote to recommend an individual—we’re told it’s a man—is scheduled to be taken during a special City Hall meeting tomorrow evening.  Mayor Edwards says at this meeting he and the council also will receive a presentation from an individual interested in the city’s available landscape and maintenance project […]

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Hoyt Powell

  Fair Play – Hoyt Andrew Powell, Jr., 84, husband of Dever Timms Powell, 566 W. Pine Grove Road, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017 at the Cottingham Hospice House. A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Beaverdam Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends from 1-2 prior at the church.  Burial will follow […]

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Job event to make parts for automakers

Eastanollee, Georgia is the place to be this afternoon if you are interested in one of the many jobs that are being created in Stephens County to supply a pair of auto makers.  The Toccoa plant of Nifco KTW invites those interested to come to The Pointe Church’s Family Life Center at 111 Fieldcrest Drive, Eastanollee between 1 and 5 […]

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Oconeeans to be part of South Carolina job-development event

Without a skilled workforce, it’s a given that South Carolina can’t grow its economy.  That’s why at least two Oconeeans will take part in an event tomorrow in Columbia.  The Carolinas Associated General Contractors, chaired by Oconeean Marty McKee, along with Oconee-Pickens State Senator Thomas Alexander, is sponsoring a Workforce Development Initiative for the state.  And Governor McMaster will be […]

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