Joblessness on the rise in Oconee

July 18, 2014

The South Carolina unemployment rate held steady last month, but it inched higher in OconeeCounty.  The state rate, at 5.3%, is described as “firm”—unchanged since April.  But, in Oconee, new claims in June rose to 6.2%—from May’s 5.6%.  The June unemployment figures are reported in the same week that Oconee County Council took votes to…

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Walhalla Pool announces events

July 18, 2014

This summer’s first Movie Night at the Walhalla Swimming Pool takes place one week from tonight—Friday, July 25. Darryl Broome of the Foothills Area YMCA says the pool will open at 8:30 that night and the movie, a movie selected for family viewing, will begin at 9:30. The pool will remain open for swimming through…

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Theft being investigated

July 18, 2014

The theft of $150 dollars belonging to the Walhalla Swimming Pool is under a police investigation. Chief Ronald Wilbanks said everyone the police spoke to was cooperative yesterday afternoon, as the police asked questions as part of their investigation.

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Three county zoning hearings Tuesday

July 18, 2014

The Oconee County Board of Zoning Appeals will gather Tuesday night in Walhalla for three hearings, and the public has the chance to speak out on any or all of the issues before the board. The hearings will start at 6 o’clock inside council chambers. Developers wishing to use property adjacent to the Hart’s Cove…

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Exception made for beer and wine sales

July 18, 2014

A restaurant promising authentic Mexican food plans to open in the next few weeks at a downtown Walhalla location. And the plans of businessman Walter Torres will allow for the serving of beer and wine with meals at 124 E. Main near Catherine Street. A City Hall proceeding lasted only minutes before the board of…

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Ken Sloan changing attitudes about tourism

July 17, 2014

Oconee County and, now, Westminster have signed on for the initiative South Carolina Great Outdoors. The initiative embraces the slogan “South Carolina Loves Outsiders.” Ken Sloan of the Mountain Lakes Convention Visitors Bureau says, “These are tourism heritage development guidelines, standards, branding, media advertising. It’s an all-inclusive, very comprehensive project county wide and municipal wide,”…

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Calendar

  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
  • December 1, 2014 6:00 pmSeneca' Christmas Parade
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