Design-build touted for Walhalla water project

March 4, 2015

Walhalla City Council has scheduled a vote in two weeks on whether to pursue a design-build concept for its new water plant on Lake Keowee. Scott Parris, city utilities director, told a meeting of the mayor and council last night the idea amounts to “construction management at risk” similar to what the Oconee School District…

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Pioneer water approves rate increase

March 4, 2015

  In anticipation of their project to build a treatment plant, the policymakers for Pioneer Rural Water District have approved a rate increase. The one dollar, 30-cent increase on the base rate for a customer’s bill will go into effect in 60 days and is estimated to generate $350 thousand in additional revenue for the…

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Multi-use park envisioned at Long Creek

March 3, 2015

Long Creek Community Club is looking for funding to enhance the community center with the hope of creating a multi-use park in their mountainous area. Club leaders want the opinions of all Long Creek and surrounding residents to determine the kinds of amenities and activities for the park to feature. Forms for the “Long Creek…

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Jocassee scenic spots makes the cover!

March 3, 2015

A scenic spot on Lake Jocassee graces the cover of the 2015 Vacation Guide of South Carolina Parks, Recreation and Tourism. And Oconee County tourism promoter Ken Sloan says it’s going to bode well to draw attention to a prized resource that is not well known in other parts of the state and elsewhere. The…

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Special exhibit opens Friday

March 3, 2015

How South Carolina got its shape is a story of adventure, politics and boundary making. And you can learn all about it through an exhibit that opens Friday evening at the Oconee Heritage Center in Walhalla. The exhibit features original maps from the collection of the South Carolina Historical Society and quotations concerning the science…

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Clemson wins series against USC

March 3, 2015

Clemson clinched the series with a 7-0 victory over fifth-ranked South Carolina in baseball action on Monday night at Carolina Stadium. The Tigers improve to 7-3 on the season while the loss drops the Gamecocks to 7-3. Meanwhile, Clemson sophomore infielder Weston Wilson, of High Point, NC, was selected as the ACC Player of the…

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Calendar

  • July 1, 2015 7:00 pmMountain Heart Free Concert
  • July 1, 2015 7:00 pmVBS at Church of Christ, Lavonia
  • July 3, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • July 5, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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