Road variance granted home developers

July 23, 2014

Developers who want to build new homes in Oconee County not far from the Clemson campus received a variance last night from the county board of zoning appeals. That variance, as explained by zoning administrator Josh Stephens, allows the developers to vary 1.3’ from a short section of the only road that leads into the…

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Public workshops set on Chattooga decisions

July 23, 2014

U-S Forest Service officials invite the public to take part in one of two Walhalla meetings on the 2012 decisions to manage recreation uses on the upper segment of the Wild and Scenic Chattooga River. They want the interested public to come prepared to roll up sleeves to create a shared vision on what to…

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Home ransacked, guns stolen

July 23, 2014

Witness interviews apparently led Oconee investigators to a 19-year old Walhalla man. And they’ve pinned on him a day time home burglary on the Rock Crusher Road. Sheriff’s Office announces the arrest of Devin Ian McCrackin of South College Street on the charge of first degree burglary. The victim told officers he came home from…

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Three meth labs found in three days

July 23, 2014

For parts of Oconee County, it is methamphetamine mania. The Sheriff’s Office counts the discovery of three meth labs in as many days. The latest came about Monday as the result of a domestic call to rural Eva Frank Lane near Westminster. There, deputies arrested Kenneth Tyler Singleton, 28 years old, on charges of manufacturing…

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Whetstone Academy’s special exception request tabled

July 23, 2014

The Oconee County board that decides zoning appeals wants more time to decide whether a therapeutic-based school at Mountain Rest should be allowed to expand, over the objection of some of its neighbors. For about an hour and a half last night, representatives and supporters of the Whetstone Academy and some their unhappy neighbors pitched…

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Public help sought to solve drive-by shootings

July 22, 2014

Two drive-by shootings in Oconee County remain unsolved, and the Sheriff’s Office seeks your help if you can provide information as to what happened near Seneca in 2013 and again this year. The first shooting occurred April 10, 2013 on Gallo Way near Country Village Drive off the Shiloh Road. The second was a little…

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  • December 20, 2014 6:00 pmMountain Rest Community Club's Monthly Meeting
  • December 20, 2014 7:00 pm35th Old Fashion Christmas Pageant
  • December 21, 2014 10:30 amWelcome Wesleyan Church Holiday Meal Giveaway
  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
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