Good week to be Joel Davis

This is a good week to be Joel Davis. The contractor’s company was awarded a $53,719.16 contract to replace the roof on the Walhalla City Gym. And Davis was selected by Oconee customers of Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative to be a candidate for re-election to the Blue Ridge board of directors.  

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OCC to be briefed on “Project W”

Oconee County Council apparently had a lot to talk about last night—-behind closed doors. Before adjourning to closed session, County Administrator Scott Moulder outlined some of the matters to be discussed privately. They included an economic development matter referred to as “Project W.” Last week Richard Blackwell, the county’s economic development director, said of Project W: “This project is awaiting […]

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Kathleen Grace Garrett Williams

Kathleen Grace Garrett Williams, 93, wife of the late William Roy Williams, of 151 Winstead Road, West Union, SC, died Monday, March 18, 2013 at Cottingham Hospice House in Seneca, SC. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from the College Street Baptist Church with burial to follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Walhalla, SC. […]

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Oconeeans arrested in Georgia

Three Oconee County residents have been arrested in Georgia on charges that they allegedly dragged a machine weighing approximately 1500 pounds down the roadway from North Carolina into Georgia.On March 2nd, deputies with the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office noticed drag marks on the pavement behind vehicle with a flat tire on Highway 28 just south of the North Carolina line. […]

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Viral outbreak in ‘B’ cell

A viral-type outbreak, suggesting stomach bug or possible flu, broke out within the last 24 to 36 hours in an open dorm section at the Oconee Detention Center. As many as eight of 20 male inmates housed there have been affected, according to Captain Steve Pruitt, jail director. Pruitt says the ill inmates have the services of an in-house nurse […]

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Meth lab found at motel

At this hour, the police in Seneca are involved in what their chief calls an active and in-progress investigation of a meth lab at the Town ‘n Country Motel on By-Pass 123. Chief John Covington said, “At this point, officers are still on scene with several individuals detained.” The city police are awaiting the arrival of HAZMAT from the state […]

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Farm equipment stolen south of Seneca

Heavy pieces of farm equipment have been stolen in the Return-Oakway area, from a location on Shirleys Farm Road. The crime is under investigation this week by the Oconee Sheriff’s Department. The victim told officers Wednesday that stolen were an orange 1955 Gravely tractor and a John Deere turning plow attachment. The farm pieces are valued at $600.  CrimeStoppers is […]

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Tech opens the doors

Visiting a college open house and exploring its programs and services is a good way to discover what’s out there. Today’s open house at Tri-County Technical College can help you find the right fit for an individual career and academic goals, learning style and personal interests. The open house, from 2 to 6 o’clock, is designed for prospective students, including […]

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James Thomas “Tomy” Cox, Jr.

Westminster – James Thomas “Tomy” Cox, Jr., 70, husband of Macie Norris Cox, of 588 Hope Street, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at Oconee Medical Center. A funeral service will be held 4 PM, Friday, February 8, 2013 from the chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 2-4 PM, prior the service at the funeral […]

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