Need a cow?

Cow Adoption - Picture One

Oconee Animal Shelter will begin accepting applications next week to adopt a cow that has been at the shelter for the past couple of weeks.  “About two weeks ago, the Highway Patrol investigated an accident on Highway 24 near Westminster in which a couple of vehicles hit a cow in the roadway,” according to Lt. Mark Lyles of the Sheriff’s […]

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No fire, but possibly a roof leak

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The spectacle of Walhalla’s 75-foot ladder fire truck deployed during the noon hour today up against the Oconee Courthouse, Walhalla Main Street side, conjured up the thought of a fire.  But Chief Doug Kelley said no fire.  Instead his department availed its extension ladder truck to allow for access to check for roof leaks from continual rainfall through the fall […]

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Beaverdam Baptists moving to downtown Seneca

A deal is in the works that will land the largest organization of Oconee County Baptist churches in Seneca’s downtown.  The Rev. David Shirley, Director of Missions for the Beaverdam Baptist Association, confirmed today that deals are in the works for the association to sell its 43-year old building on the Sandifer Boulevard and buy The Vault, the event center […]

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New water line passes muster

A new section of water line in downtown Walhalla passed a pressure test yesterday.  The opening of the new line, on the south side of Main between Spring and Catherine streets, awaits the finish of bacteria tests.  Even though it’s another wet day, the contractor is hopeful of being able to continue curb and gutter work on the north side […]

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Destination committee begins to take shape

The committee of Oconeeans whose task it will be to work to make the county and its natural resources a place of destination is beginning to form.  But a couple of county councilmen want more time before they are ready to recommend some of its members.  The council last night accepted the nominations of the committee’s first three members.  From […]

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Graham bow out seen a matter of time

101.7/WGOG NEWS has been unable to find an ardent supporter of Oconeean Lindsey Graham’s bid for the White House who doesn’t think the clock is running out on his candidacy.  And no less than the part-time Oconee resident Jim Bohannon, who makes his living within the Washington beltway, believes also it’s just a matter of time.  Bohannon, the national radio […]

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A wet start to December

Only two days into a new month, it has already been a wet December.  Barbara Wilson, the Official U-S Weather Observer, reported 1.62” of rain at her weather station near Walhalla during a 24-hour period that ended at 7 this morning.  And Wilson’s rain gauge is likely to receive more rain today before the sun makes a rare appearance tomorrow. […]

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School supporters return to Pine Street

A handful of Tamassee-Salem supporters returned last night to an Oconee County Council meeting, and two of them spoke during council’s public comment session.  Although school district policy is established across Pine Street by another body politic, those who oppose closing their community’s middle and high school are hopeful the council will exert pressure on the county trustees.  But the […]

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Council kills controversial resolution

Does Oconee County Council have any business weighing in on an issue at the federal level as to the extent the United States should accommodate refugees fleeing from the fighting in the Mid East?  That was one of the considerations last night, as the council killed a resolution that would have put Oconee on record as opposing the re-settlement of […]

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Boating season on the Upper Chattooga

Boating season begins today and runs through April 30 on the Upper Chattooga Wild and Scenic River corridor within the Nantahala Ranger District.  Paddling is allowed only on this river section on days after flows reach 350 cfs or greater at the USGS Burrells Ford Gage and only during daylight hours.  According to the U-S Forest Service, all boaters are […]

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