Faith-based organization gets nod from committee

A faith-based outfit, which operates out of Walhalla’s S. John Street, seeks to help and rehabilitate former Oconee County prisoners and others in the community who are down and out. And it received a conditional approval last night that once the current Oconee jail is no longer needed, Christ Central Ministries would be allowed space to do their work. Near […]

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State road fix solution unacceptable to Oconee

At their regular meeting next week, Oconee County Council members are expected to say no in the form of a resolution to the idea of the state transferring maintenance of some Oconee roads and bridges that are part of the state system. After hearing estimates of what that would cost, the council’s road and transportation committee warmed up to the […]

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Moulder to “whittle down” the requests

If Oconee County Council were to approve all requests for funds in its next budget, total county spending would jump $10 million dollars. But that’s unlikely to happen. County Administrator Scott Moulder told a meeting of the county council budget committee he is in the process of whittling down the wants and the needs of the various department heads. There […]

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“Time for young blood”

After more than 20 years, Mike Foster is giving up his seat on the board of directors of Pioneer Rural Water District. At a meeting yesterday, Foster nominated fellow Oakway resident Mark Holbrooks to succeed him as the board member from Pioneer territory seat one. Holbrooks will go into the annual membership meeting in June unopposed for the seat. Foster […]

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“John Doe” case tops civil court docket

At least for now, a civil lawsuit against a former Walhalla teacher and others occupies the number one position for trial during next month’s term of Oconee Common Pleas Court. It’s one of two lawsuits in which the plaintiff’s name is listed as “John Doe.” In this case a Greenville lawyer, representing a former Walhalla Middle School student now of […]

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West Union’s leaders meet tonight

At its April meeting tonight, West Union Town Council will discuss a letter about a proposed business at 134 Foothills Center Drive. That’s on the agenda under new business for the 6 o’clock Town Hall meeting. Under old business, there is to be discussion and a vote on out of town garbage pickups.

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BabyRead increases its numbers

The early literacy outreach program BabyRead increased its numbers last weekend during a kids festival at Walhalla’s James Brown Elementary School. Volunteers signed up new families from several parts of the county and gave out free books to families. The program is looking for families, as well as those individuals willing to read to mothers and other caregivers, stressing good […]

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