Parties agree to dismissal

February 2, 2015

The civil lawsuit Bartee versus Blackwell is no more. The parties have signed a stipulation of dismissal, and an officer of the Oconee Common Pleas Court says it’s a dismissal “with prejudice”—meaning the case cannot be brought back. In 2012, James Bartee waged a campaign for Oconee Sheriff, only to see that campaign collapse when…

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“General Beauregard Lee” did not see his shadow!

February 2, 2015
“General Beauregard Lee” did not see his shadow!

 The South’s most famous ground hog emerged shortly after 7:30 this morning and he did not see his shadow which is a portent that, perhaps, there will be an early end to winter in these parts. The conditions were cloudy and blustery this morning when “General Beauregard Lee” came out at the Yellow River Game…

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Fire last week remains under investigation

February 2, 2015

Fire that nearly destroyed a Walhalla home last week remains under investigation. Chief Doug Kelley this morning said his department suspects that last Thursday night’s fire at 6 Keowee Street was an electrical fire, but will turn to an insurance company for its evaluation. Those who lived there received help from the Oconee Chapter of…

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Blue Ridge Fest to stage May 8

February 2, 2015

The 2015 Blue Ridge Fest takes place Friday, May 8 on the grounds of the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative in Pickens. It’ll be a beach night show and dance and a classic car cruise-in. Underlying the fun is a serious purpose: financial support for one dozen area human-help agencies. This year four of those help…

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Weekend traffic fatality

February 2, 2015

A weekend traffic fatality reported in Pickens County. Coroner Kandy Kelley said the victim was a 23-year old Pickens resident—Alanah Elizabeth Holcombe. The fatal accident occurred at 9:30 Friday night at Prater’s Creek Road and Allgood Bridge Road.

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Small fire at apartment complex

January 31, 2015

Walhalla fire fighters put out a mattress fire this morning in the stairwell of an apartment complex on N. Laurel Street.  While that call was in progress, fire fighters requested all residents of Walhalla Gardens to temporarily evacuate their premises.  No one was hurt.

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Calendar

  • May 5, 2015 7:00 pmOle Fashion Revival w/Rev. Tully Griggs (Alto, GA)
  • May 7, 2015Stephens Co. Special Olympics Spring Track & Field Event
  • May 8, 2015 6:30 pmFriends of Pickens Co. Guardian ad Litem Casino Night
  • May 10, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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