Second meeting for comprehensive plan update

Most of the completed online surveys to give feedback on Oconee’s comprehensive plan were sent by residents of District One.  And those who answered the survey in that rural district are typical of Oconeeans who are asking their government to try to channel growth toward the county’s municipalities.  At the World of Energy last night, county planners held a second […]

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Commissioners meet privately, media excused


A special meeting for the sole purpose of discussing a sore point with Oconee County was convened last night by the commissioners representing the Joint Regional Sewer Authority.  With their attorney present, the commissioners headed into an executive session to talk about an annual $610 thousand dollar payment from county government and apparently what they should do about not getting […]

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Walhalla home fire

At the start of last night’s rain, a home fire in Walhalla.  The fire, confined to the kitchen, occurred on S. Tugaloo Street amidst a residential neighborhood in the city.  No injuries reported.  According to fire fighters, a neighbor discovered the fire upon the sight of smoke.  A pet dog perished in last night’s fire. During the rain, a tree […]

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School bells chime this morning!

A rainy start to the new school year.  Nevertheless,students and teachers get ready for a new school year today in Oconee County. For everyone, the first day and week are a time to put summer leisure behind and replace it with the important practice of education.  School officials are predicting no surprises for opening enrollment.  They expect the traditional numbers […]

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Multi-vehicle accident in Seneca

The police say part of the late morning accident on Seneca’s WN 1st Street involved a head-on collision.  According to Capt. Robert Tribble, the accident started when a Kia slowed to attempt a left turn from WN 1st onto the Perkins Creek Road.  Behind the Kia came a Ford Explorer whose driver, the police say, took evasive action to avoid […]

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Stolen water pump valued at $1 thousand

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A thief, apparently during the night last week, stole a water pump in Long Creek.  Oconee Sheriff’s Office is investigating and, thru Crime Stoppers, will pay a cash reward to whoever can provide the tip that solves this crime.  The theft occurred August 12 on Battlecreek Road.  The stolen water pump is a 12-year old Jacuzzi, ½ horsepower, 4.5 gallon […]

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Legion to break ground

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Walhalla American Legion Post Commander Harold Welborn says, “A long overdue dream of a lot of area veterans is about to start coming true.”  Post 124 announces ground-breaking takes place at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon, August 30  at the new building site.  The legionnaires hope the building lot next door to the office of Veterans Affairs Office will overflow with veterans […]

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