Toccoa native serves aboard USS Alaska

August 21, 2014

Toccoa, Georgia native Harrison Walsch serving in the U-S Navy is part of a crew aboard one of the world’s advanced ballistic missile submarines—the USS Alaska. Petty Officer Walsch serves as a missile technician aboard the Kings Bay, Georgia-based boat. The submarine measures 560 feet long, 42 feet wide and weighs more than 16,500 tons.…

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Coroner rules Marcello’s death accidental

August 21, 2014

Tuesday night’s death of a 49-year old Walhalla man has been classified accidental by the Oconee County coroner. Karl Addis, the coroner, announces yesterday’s autopsy on the body of Michael Joseph Marcello showed smoke inhalation as the cause of death. The fire occurred in the Marcello home in Walhalla’s Mountain View subdivision, on North Andover…

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Howard’s Rock defendants await trial

August 20, 2014

The two North Carolina men arrested a year ago and charged with vandalizing the iconic symbol of Clemson football, Howard’s Rock, a year later have yet to see their cases resolved in a criminal court. But that could soon change. A spokeswoman for the 13th Circuit Solicitor confirms that her office intends to try the…

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“Economic development project coming to town”

August 20, 2014

Oconee’s economic development recruiter heralds the coming of a new employer. And it appears, from remarks by Richard Blackwell of the Oconee Economic Alliance, that the new employer from Anderson is going to occupy a former Beacon warehouse building on 123 near 11 and employ 50 workers. Asked about comments attributed to him at a…

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Dillard House executive died Sunday

August 20, 2014

The death this week of the president/CEO of the Dillard House in Rabun County, John Dillard, has shaken that northeast Georgia county. A private memorial service is planned for the 69-year old Dillard. The family has released this statement: “John’s wife (Louise D. Dillard) and his two children, Natalie Dillard Cross and John Earl Dillard,…

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Prize awarded to young library patron

August 20, 2014
Prize awarded to young library patron

 Summer time reading has paid off for one Oconee County teenager. Julia Jessop received a pair of Beats by Dre headphones for completing the Oconee Public Library’s teen summer reading program. Julia completed ten required literacy tasks and qualified for the grand prize drawing. The headphones were presented by Youth Services Librarian Stacie Powell and…

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  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • December 1, 2014 6:00 pmSeneca' Christmas Parade
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