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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  • May 2, 2015 8:00 amPancakes for Princess Raelyn
  • May 2, 2015 9:00 amWidowed Persons Moving Foward meeting
  • May 3, 2015Seneca HS Choral Concert
  • May 3, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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