Documenting structures in a floodplain

March 11, 2014

Oconee County employees have begun to document floodplain structures. The county’s Community Development Department will look specifically for structures in or near the floodplain documented by FEMA—the Federal Emergency Management Agency. According to David Stokes, department director, his department’s employees will be driving vehicles properly marked as county vehicles and will carry official identification. “We…

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TUESDAY SPORTS: Furman to face Carolina in Columbia tonight

March 11, 2014

Furman’s baseball team continues one of its busiest stretches of the 2014 season on Tuesday when it travels to Columbia to take on the No. 1-ranked South Carolina Gamecocks at Carolina Stadium.  First pitch is set for 7:00 p.m. Furman, in the midst of a stretch of eight games in nine days, beat South Carolina, 6-5, last year…

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Prescribed burn at Mountain Rest

March 11, 2014

A U-S Forest Service prescribed burn is planned this morning near Cassidy Bridge Road at Mountain Rest. And plans call for that prescribed burn to begin around 10 o’clock. While the burn is underway, the road to Hell’s Hole Campground will be closed.

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Marker to denote 1943 plane crash

March 11, 2014
Marker to denote 1943 plane crash

 A remote part of Oconee County, the vicinity of a military airplane crash during the Second World War, will become a memorial site—thanks to an effort inspired by county residents. A B-25 Army Air Corps plane crashed into a mountain top at night on March 10, 1943—21 miles north of Walhalla and just one mile…

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Fire department outgrows its building

March 11, 2014

An Oconee County volunteer fire department has announced plans to expand and renovate its 31-year old station building. Corinth-Shiloh Fire Department paid an architect to draw plans and has received an estimate that it’ll cost $325 thousand to add sleeping quarters, a training room, and study rooms for university students who serve as fire fighters.…

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Four city councils meet tonight

March 11, 2014

The governing bodies in four of Oconee’s municipalities are in action tonight. And, for at least three of them, executive session matters highlight their agendas. Westminster City Council plans a private meeting for a personnel matter, not specified in the pre-meeting agenda. Walhalla City Council plans to go behind closed doors at seven o’clock for…

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Calendar

  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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