“Courthouse Inn” project faces new deadline

September 17, 2014

The businessmen who want to turn the former Oconee Courthouse into a boutique-type hotel are facing a new deadline. Oconee County Council last night directed John Powell and Jim Carswell to produce an official document by council’s October 21 meeting that assures there is a lender willing to provide funds to repay a loan for…

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Craft beer tasting on the Green

September 17, 2014

A vote cast last night at Walhalla City Hall divided the mayor and the council practically down the middle. By a margin of one vote, the council agreed to allow the chamber of commerce to stage a craft beer tasting event on the downtown green for part of Oktoberfest weekend. The vote was three in…

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Oconee tax rate to remain unchanged

September 17, 2014

Oconee County Council decided it’s better to shun a small tax decrease this year to help avoid or deflect a tax increase next year. And with that the council last night decided to keep the county tax mill rate at 215—even though it was told that a revised Duke Energy assessment will mean an additional…

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Former nursing home administrator on stand

September 16, 2014

As a witness for the plaintiff, a former administrator of Seneca Health and Rehabilitation took the stand this afternoon in the Common Pleas courtroom. At the start of her testimony, Pamela Smith of Seneca was answering questions about her time as administrator and about the chain of command within the national nursing home company called…

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Buell receives suspended prison sentence

September 16, 2014

A relationship that a young man formed on an Oconee school field trip with an underage girl led him down the wrong path and, for that, Tyler Garner Buell apologized today in the General Sessions Court. The court allowed Buell to plead guilty to a reduced charge of assault and battery second degree. Judge Mark…

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Public meetings ahead on capital sales tax vote

September 16, 2014

At least two information meetings are set in advance of the November capital sales tax referendum in Oconee County. Scott Moulder, county administrator, will be among leaders who will address the public on two occasions. The first meeting will be 9 o’clock Friday morning, September 26 at the Walhalla Civic Auditorium. The second one, 5…

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  • May 3, 2015Revival with Rev. James Petty
  • May 5, 2015 7:00 pmOle Fashion Revival w/Rev. Tully Griggs (Alto, GA)
  • May 7, 2015Stephens Co. Special Olympics Spring Track & Field Event
  • May 10, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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