Development in Pioneer legal squabble

A development within the litigation that envelops the project to build a Pioneer water plant. Pioneer General Manager Terry Pruitt announced that Oconee County yesterday released the treatment plant building permit sought by Pioneer’s general contractor, the Harper Corporation.  The release of that permit was scheduled to have been argued by attorneys later this week before a judge in Anderson.  […]

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Challenger to hold forum, minus her opponent

A Democratic challenger for the U-S House of Representatives holds a forum tonight at Pendleton for the purpose of allowing voters to know her better and to share her vision to represent South Carolina’s 3rd District.  According to an announcement from Mary Geren’s campaign, she will hold the forum “due to (incumbent) Jeff Duncan’s refusal to hold any in 2017, […]

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Clemson University names new police chief

A 10-year member of the Clemson University Police has been elevated to chief of police. Jami Brothers succeeds Eric Hendricks, who retired in December.  Brothers will direct all activities of CUPD, including uniform patrol, investigations, education and outreach programs, and victim assistance. She began her tenure with CUPD in August 2007 as a patrol officer, a position she held until […]

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Theft of truck leads to weekend arrest

A man parked his pickup truck and went into an Oconee convenience store.  When he came out, the truck was missing. That led to the arrest by the Sheriff’s Office last night of a 32-year old resident of Foxwood Hills.  Law enforcement records show Timothy Bryan Turner charged with grand larceny of a 1999 Ford Ranger XLT extended cab pickup […]

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Soggy weekend!

Much of the weekend was wet, but the precipitation was welcome.  According to Official Weather Observer Barbara Wilson, the rain event gave Walhalla nearly two additional inches.  More rain is still needed, and the forecasts are promising for more rain in the first half of the new week.

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Oconee Teacher Forum gives boost to pair of seniors

The college plans of two members of the Oconee senior class got a boost by an announcement from the county Teacher Forum Scholarship.  Sally Cannon of Seneca High School and Aliyah Hancock of Walhalla each received a $2,650 Teacher Forum Scholarship. Sally plans to attend Furman University and major in English. Aliyah plans to attend Converse College and major in […]

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Public input requested on area transportation projects

An organization called “GPATS”—Greenville-Pickens Area Transportation—doesn’t set policy on which projects are untaken in that region.  But, as explained by Keith Brockington, GPATS does facilitate state and federal monies.  That’s why Brockington of the Greenville County Planning Department says it’s important for the public to take time to provide input at any of a new round of regional meetings.  One […]

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It’s going on right now!

Bob Brock’s friends and co-workers are saluting him at a drop-in reception this afternoon at the Oconee County administrative office complex.  Brock chaired the Oconee Board of Voter Registration and Elections, but is retiring after 37 years.  The Walhallan is considered one of the longester serving election board members in South Carolina history.

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Greenville man charged with Seneca burglary

A Greenville man turned himself over to the Seneca police and is facing charges arising from a home burglary last week at a home on the 100 block of E-S 4th Street.  Until the arrest last night of 41-year old Joshua Stafford, the police were investigating the burglary in which someone appeared to have kicked in a back door and […]

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