Ag advisory board to meet for the first time

The inaugural meeting of the Oconee Agricultural Advisory Board takes place 6 o’clock Monday night in the county administrative complex in Walhalla.  A discussion of powers and duties tops the agenda for the group whose duty will be to advise the county council on agricultural matters and recommend ways to bolster the industry.  The council has appointed the following members […]

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Oconee had a role leading to federal indictments

The Oconee Sheriff’s Office is on the list of law enforcement and other government agencies whose assistance and cooperation played a role in recent drug trafficking conspiracy indictments sought by the federal government.  Beth Drake, Acting U-S Attorney, announced last week that 15 people, including state Department of Correction inmates, have been charged with taking part in a drug trafficking […]

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Colonial Line 1 back in working order

Colonial Pipeline’s Line 1 resumed shipping gasoline Sunday morning from the Gulf Coast to as far east and north as North Carolina.  According to the U-S Energy Information Administration, the line is a key supply source for several states.  When operating at full capacity, Line 1 carries 1.4 million barrels per day of gasoline from the U.S. Gulf Coast to […]

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Political observer says watch Florida voting

Whether it’s Walhalla or Powdersville or Toccoa, Georgia voters are flocking to the polls for the long-awaited General Election.  And it has caused a veteran observer of the political scene to wonder which of the candidates, Clinton or Trump, is succeeding in getting supporters to turn out.  Darryl Broome, who worked as an aide during Gresham Barrett’s time as a […]

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Both Clinton and Trumnp signs stolen

Oconee deputies have been contacted about missing campaign signs promoting the candidates of both major party for President–Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Yesterday Oconee Clinton worker Mike Evatt complained that the theft of Clinton signs had occurred in several parts of the county.  And today, word from the Sheriff’s Office, that some Trump campaign signs were apparently stolen on highway […]

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Democrat says Clinton-Kaine signs stolen

A long-time political worker says there have always been candidate signs that mysteriously disappear in Oconee County, but Democrat Mike Evatt says the level of theft seems unprecedented to him.  Evatt says someone is stealing signs or damaging them, and he has reported the instances to the Sheriff’s Office.  In some parts of the county, such as Keowee community, Evatt […]

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