Charles “Bill” Klaren

Charles “Bill” Klaren, 71, of 201 N. Poplar Street, Walhalla died Thursday at Oconee Memorial Hospital.  He was the husband of Pat Klaren.  The funeral will be 4 p-m Sunday at St. John’s Luthern Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.  The family receives friends from 3-4 p-m, prior to the service, at St. John’s Lutheran Church.  In […]

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Part of meeting to be held privately

Oconee County has identified two reasons for an executive session at the tail end of County Council’s meeting Tuesday night in Walhalla.  The agenda specifies those matters as discussion related to Oconee versus Hangar III, an airplane tax claim, and an economic development matter code-named “Project Endurance.”  According to the agenda, the council is to consider a purchase option agreement […]

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Consummating a deal at 664 Rock Crusher Road

From a private meeting to an open meeting.  Oconee County Council next week will be asked to sign off on a land deal.  The county staff recommends the purchase of a parcel of land at 664 Rock Crusher Road, Walhalla for the price of $200 thousand.  The agenda for Tuesday’s meeting states that County Administrator Scott Moulder negotiated the purchase […]

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A moment of silence to remember 9-11

A meeting in Seneca this morning opened with a moment of silence to remember September 11, 2001.  Ed Halbig, at the start of a public policy chat at the offices of the Oconee Chamber of Commerce, called for the moment of silence and told the group that those killed 14 years ago were a lot like those in this morning’s […]

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Senators push for vote on Iranian nuke deal

South Carolina’s Republican U-S senators are vocalizing their call to allow a Senate vote on President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran.  Senator Tim Scott says the Senate must return next week for a vote because the stakes are too high.  Scott accuses Senate Democrats of trying to silence the voice of the American people.  His colleague, Lindsey Graham, took to […]

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Hopeful for a new “hire” in a couple of weeks


Oconee County is without a full-time airport director during one of the airport’s busiest times of the year.  But the chairman of the aeronautics commission is hopeful the situation will be remedied soon.  Sam Carver held the job for only a few months before he resigned.  In the interim the county has temporarily brought back the retired Kevin Short, but […]

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