Oconee sewer settlement seen likely

The rift that has stretched years between Oconee County and the separate government entity Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority appears to be nearing settlement.  Scott Moulder, county administrator, confirmed today a proposal from the JRSA in which the county would make a one-time payment to the authority that would relieve the county of having to make future payments to the […]

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Oconee hires grant writer and in-house attorney

  Oconee County will welcome a grant writer and its first in-house attorney.  Scott Moulder, county administrator, said today that the attorney will be David Root.  He’s moving from Charleston to Oconee and will start work Monday in a Pine Street office adjoining Moulder’s.  Also coming to Pine Street is Oconee resident and former Florida resident Sharon DeRidder who will […]

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School meeting video now online

At this hour, a technical delay has been overcome and, according to Oconee School District, the video of Monday’s trustees meeting is up on the district website.  “Video is up but be patient in downloading because it is over 2gb,” says Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent for operations. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Keowee Elementary Announces Anti-Bullying Winners

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Keowee Elementary School had 3 winners in the recent Anti-Bullying Poster Contest sponsored by A Call to Action. Pictured left to right are, Mrs. Rhonda Grant, Assistant Principal, Taylin Ruhe, 4th grader, Reagan Smith, 4th grader, James Unsworth, 1st grader, and Ms. Andrea Alewine, Guidance Counselor. The theme of this year’s contest was, “The End of Bullying Begins With Me.” […]

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Bats and other endangered species

The gray bat and the Indiana bat and other species considered endangered are not likely to be affected by the re-licensing of the Keowee-Toxaway Project, in the opinion of the lead government agency.  The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has communicated its conclusion to the U-S Fish and Wildlife Service in Asheville, North Carolina.  The effects of re-licensing the project are […]

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Minnie Francis Reid Morris

Minnie Francis Reid Morris, 95, formerly of 701 E. Main Street, Walhalla died Monday at Residences at Park Place.  She was the widow of B-F (Bunk) Morris.  The funeral will be 2 pm Friday at Davenport Funeral Home.  The family receives friends from 1-2 p-m Friday, prior to the service at Davenport Funeral Home.  In place of flowers, memorials may […]

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Bob Frederick

Robert “Bob” William Frederick Sr., 75, of 307 S. Isundega Street, Westminster died Wednesday at his home.  He was the husband of Helen Marcengill Frederick.  The funeral will be 2 pm Saturday from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. The family receives friends prior to the service, 1-2 pm, at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Heritage Memorial Gardens. […]

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Glitch delays posting of meeting video

A school district administrator says the video from Monday’s momentous meeting of the Oconee school trustees has been delayed by a glitch.  But Steve Hanvey says the technical problem, apparently caused by the length of the four-hour meeting, is being worked out.  At any hour now you can look for the video through the appropriate links on the Oconee School […]

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Walhalla downtown traffic patterns

The milling of asphalt and new paving the next few days are affecting downtown Walhalla traffic patterns,  The contractor requests that motorists pay attention to the flagmen and machinery—especially between the Main Street blocks of Tugaloo and Catherine streets.  Here is a prediction by contractor Hutch ‘N Son:  “Electrical wire pulling is continuing and hopefully soon we will have street […]

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