County help for two existing employers

April 2, 2015

Oconee County is completing deals to lend a hand to two of the county’s employers, and the public will have a say beginning Tuesday next week. At its 6 o’clock Tuesday evening meeting at Pine Street, the council has scheduled hearings on an amended and re-stated fee-in-lieu of tax agreement with Borg Warner Torq Transfer…

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Contestant field set for Miss Oconee Belle

April 2, 2015

One dozen young ladies are in the field to compete to be the first Miss Oconee Belle. The Walhalla Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors the pageant, Saturday April 11 at the Walhalla Civic Auditorium. The doors will open at 4:30 for a 5:00 start. Tickets are $5 and available at the door. This pageant was…

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Oconee gets ready for historian types

April 2, 2015

A week from now, Oconee will host an annual get together of the Confederation of South Carolina Local Historical Societies. In a meeting this morning at the Lunney Museum on Seneca’s Silk Stocking Hill, finals plans for the April 9-11 event were being reviewed. Besides the normal business of the group’s membership, the three days…

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Solid waste facilities are open Friday

April 2, 2015

All Oconee solid waste facilities will remain open on Good Friday.  They will do business at regular hours.

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We’re 75,000-plus!

April 2, 2015

For the first time, according to government counters, Oconee County’s population has exceeded 75,000 inhabitants. 75,192 people made Oconee their home in 2014, according to the latest estimate from the Census Bureau. The number is an increase of 279 from the 2013 estimate. The next official nationwide census will take place in five years, but…

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Prisoner’s request called “frivolous”

April 2, 2015

State prisoner Dan Temple Jr. says his due date to be released is September 1, and when he is freed he wants protection from law enforcement. But, after hearing Temple’s plea yesterday, Oconee Common Pleas Judge Lawton McIntosh denied the prisoner’s request for a restraining order against the Oconee Sheriff’s Office. McIntosh termed Temple’s request…

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Calendar

  • April 19, 2015Fairview Church of God's Revival
  • April 24, 2015Walhalla Civic Auditorium Play "BUSTED WEDDING BELLES"
  • April 24, 2015 3:00 pmBLOOD DRIVE
  • April 26, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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