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Precautions in advance of a 14-degree morning

January 7, 2015

Although tomorrow is forecast as a 14-degree morning, the plan is for Oconee public schools to run on regular time. Yet, in advance of this major drop in temperatures, the public schools are taking precautions starting today. Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent for operations, says those precautions include having maintenance personnel to report to schools by…

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Walhalla councilman proposes water rate hike

January 7, 2015

T-J Bagwell believes that when it comes to what it will cost to borrow money toward a $17 million dollar Walhalla water plant, it’s better to pay more now than wait for when the bills come due. That’s why Bagwell, appointed last night as chairman of the Walhalla utilities committee, proposes a water rate increase.…

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At Pioneer Water, optimism gives way to reality

January 7, 2015

Pioneer Rural Water District closed out 2014 with optimism that perhaps spring time will allow for bids to hit the street for the district’s first treatment plant. But Pioneer’s outside engineering consultant, Chuck Joye, doused that optimism yesterday when he backtracked during a meeting of the Pioneer board of directors. “Progress is being made, but…

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Car flips on I-85

January 7, 2015
Car flips on I-85

  Public safety responders came to the aid of a woman and her dog when the woman’s car flipped late yesterday morning on I-85.  The accident occurred in the vicinity of exit 2, highway 59.  Fair Play Fire Department reported no major injuries.

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Spike detected in Probate Judge’s marriage ceremonies

January 7, 2015

At least two factors appear to be contributing to an increase in marriage ceremonies at the Oconee County Probate Judge’s Office in Walhalla. The office has always been a place where you not only apply to get hitched, but offers ceremonies for those willing to pay a fee to say the matrimonial vows. Judge Kenny…

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Council members to see the emails

January 7, 2015

The courts have decided a pair of zoning challenges that members of the public mounted against Oconee County and some of its officials. But in their aftermath there remain lingering concerns, according to some members of the Oconee County Council. And they, particularly Paul Cain and newly-elected chairman Wayne McCall, want to see emails that…

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Cost-saving potential for an in-house attorney

January 7, 2015

The new Oconee County Council delegated County Administrator Scott Moulder last night with the task of determining the cost-saving potential for hiring an in-house attorney. District Four’s Joel Thrift nominated Tom Martin of Anderson to be reappointed county attorney, but District One’s Edda Cammick said she favors hiring someone who would keep an office in…

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Power shift at the Oconee County Council

January 7, 2015

During the annual Oconee County Council organization meeting, the council’s newest members influenced change for 2015. And that change began with the election of District Two’s Wayne McCall as chairman, in place of Joel Thrift who was not re-nominated for another year. McCall was nominated by District One’s Edda Cammick, who took an active role…

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Accidents at opposite ends of the county

January 7, 2015

The driver of a tractor trailer truck escaped injuries yesterday afternoon when his vehicle left highway 107 at a sharp turn near the scenic overlook. Mountain Rest Volunteer Fire Department helped provide traffic control until a wrecker arrived. Late yesterday morning state troopers investigated an accident with injuries at the two-mile marker of I-85 at…

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Clemson golf superintendent renews certification

January 6, 2015

The certified golf superintendent at the Walker Course at Clemson University, Donald Garrett Jr., has completed the renewal process for maintaining his elite status with the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. Garrett has been at the Walker Course since 1999 and is a 28-year member of the national association. In order to maintain certified…

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Calendar

  • January 30, 2015Walhalla Civic Auditorium Presents Southern Fried Nuptials
  • February 1, 2015 10:00 amShellem Cline at Bethel Baptist Church Singing
  • February 5, 2015 7:00 pmHoly Spirit Encounter Conference
  • February 7, 2015 12:00 pmBenefit for Jack Norris
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