Time to think transportation

March 4, 2015

Two years after the opening of the new Sheep Farm Road and some 10 years or more after planning for that project began, Oconee County leaders are being urged to think up ideas for new transportation projects. At a meeting last night Steve Pelissier, executive director of the regional Appalachian Council of Governments, urged the…

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Police get “leads” on store holdup

March 4, 2015

Since going public with an appeal for the public’s help, the Walhalla police have received tips on who robbed a Main Street convenience store. And Chief Ronald Wilbanks told the mayor and council last night his officers are sorting through those leads to determine whether one or more will result in the arrest of the…

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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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Calendar

  • July 5, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
  • July 6, 2015 9:00 amWest-Oak Young Warriors Basketball Skills Camp
  • July 6, 2015 6:00 pmAudtions for Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple"
  • July 10, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
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