Meeting Thursday called off

The Oconee PRT Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday, February 18, 2016, has been cancelled. The PRT Commission will meet on February 25, 2016, to review and vote on grant applications. This meeting will be held at the Oconee Heritage Center beginning at 12:00 pm. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Red Cross assistance to fire victims

Red Cross assistance was requested this morning for a family of five whose home caught fire at Mountain Rest.  Needing help were two adults and three children as the result of a fire on the Chattooga Lake Road.  During the midnight hour, Seneca fire fighters and others were called to a structure fire on the Owens Road.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Skipp redicts record turnout

The chairman of Oconee Republicans, Bob Skipp, predicts the voter turnout for his party’s Presidential primary vote Saturday will be a record across the state, and he thinks Oconee County will be no exception to that.  Without publicly endorsing one candidate over the other, Skipp urges voters to make an “informed decision” and resist the temptation to make “an emotional […]

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Today’s Streetscape work

Workers in Walhalla’s Streetscape are planning concrete work and the start of asphalt milling on the blocks of Main Street between Ann and Spring.  Hutch ‘N Son also predicts it won’t be long before all of the new street lights are installed and working.  Black ice apparently proved a big problem through out Oconee County this morning.  The state patrol […]

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Principal vows school will finish strong

Principal Steve Moore presented his school highlights to the Oconee School Board of Trustees last night—likely the last time the Tamassee-Salem principal will speak to the board in that capacity.  Moore vowed, however, that his school, scheduled for a June closing, will finish strong and, he told, the trustees the school’s finish will make them proud.  The principal’s report last […]

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Elizabeth Louise Waldrep Ramey

Elizabeth Louise Waldrep Ramey, 86, wife of the late David Olen Ramey, of 210 David Drive, Walhalla, passed away Monday, February 15, 2016, at Seneca Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Thursday, February 18, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home, with burial to follow at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from […]

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Four accidents within six minutes

Once the Oconee County driving public took to the roads this morning, there followed a number of accidents.  Four of them within six minutes once the clock struck 7 this morning. Among the accidents logged by the state patrol are the following locations:  123 and the Armstrong Road, SC 28/the Highlands Highway and Laurel Hill Drive; 123 and Mauldin Mill […]

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Trustee anxious for judge’s ruling

The Oconee school trustee who made the motion to close the county’s smallest high school awaits a judge’s ruling on a challenge to that action.  In an interview after last night’s open session of the school board, District Two’s Rosemary Bailes said it’s her hope and prayer that once Circuit Judge Cordell Maddox rules on Lynn Martin’s challenge to the […]

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Two fires in rural Oconee

Oconee escaped the worst of Winter Storm Olympia, but the early morning hours have been a busy time for fire fighters in two parts of the county.  A midnight hour fire on the Owens Road near Seneca brought out fire departments.  The latest structure fire was reported on the Chattooga Lake Road, Mountain Rest. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Trustees table changes to visitor policy

At the suggestion of a member of the audience, the Oconee School Board tabled amendments to the district wide policy covering visits to the public schools.  Going into last night’s meeting, here’s what would be inserted into the existing policy “Persons wishing to visit a school during the school day, should request the principal’s authorization in advance, except in cases […]

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