Miss Oktoberfest 2016 is crowned

“In Style” was the theme of Sunday’s Miss Oktoberfest Pageant, where Walhalla High School’s sophomore Madison MacLachlan won the overall title of Miss Oktoberfest 2016 along with a $500 scholarship.   Madison will reign over the Oktoberfest activities, which will be held October 21st-23rd in downtown Walhalla and on Sertoma field.  Some of her duties include attending the Oktoberfest luncheon, cutting […]

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Walhalla officials train tonight

Walhalla decision makers are likely to come out of a meeting tonight better prepared to handle their duties.  Tonight’s meeting is a training session for the city’s planning commission and the board of zoning appeals.  Also, taking part will be James Ashton, the zoning and code enforcement officer.

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Clemson meeting to focus on solutions to poverty

The news organization Opportunity Lives co-hosts a special event Wednesday night at Clemson University to focus on solutions to poverty.  The college activism group, Turning Point USA, is also involved in bringing to campus U-S Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina.  They are promising a discussion and audience questions on poverty fighting principals, along with policy proposals to empower those […]

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Evacuation orders lifted

Governor Nikki Haley announced today that evacuation orders have been lifted for all residents in Horry and Georgetown counties as of 8:00 AM. Orders for Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley, Colleton, Beaufort and Jasper counties were lifted Sunday, and there are no effective evacuation orders remaining. Returning residents are encouraged to exercise patience and expect lengthy travel times, blocked roadways and detours […]

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A new “Made in Oconee” video

The Oconee Economic Alliance celebrated the fifth annual national Manufacturing Day celebration with the release of the third video in the Made In Oconee campaign. The newest video highlights the change in perception of Oconee County students when they see the inside of a manufacturing facility. Manufacturing Day occurs on the first Friday of October annually. According to the Manufacturing […]

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Oconee emergency workers deployed to hurricane areas

Oconee County emergency responders have been deployed to hurricane-ravaged areas of South Carolina.  They are meeting with success.  The county’s Special Rescue team’s four-person boat, by last evening, was able to help move 59 people out of flood waters in the Marion County town of Mullins.  Assigned to that boat were David Owens, Tommy Christopher, Casey Wood and Eric Kelley. […]

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Burman Burton

    Jonesboro, GA – Burman Hoil Burton, Sr., 79, husband of June Dyar Burton, 2747 Birdie Drive, passed away Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Southwest Christian Care. A funeral service will be held at 1 pm, Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from noon-1pm prior to the service at […]

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Crenshaw grateful for the public’s support

In a difficult time for law enforcement nationwide, the Oconee County sheriff is saying thank you to the public for its expressions of support and its deeds of good toward his men in blue.  Sheriff Mike Crenshaw, in an open letter to Oconee County residents, expresses gratitude to individuals, businesses, organizations and churches who have reached out to his office […]

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