DOT announces special bridge replacement program

October 22, 2013

South Carolina DOT plans to spend nearly $53 million to replace 90 bridges in 33 counties, and invites the public’s comments on which projects should be funded. Four Oconee County bridges are being considered. One of them, the S-13 Richland Road Bridge over Richland Creek, has received a #4 ranking among bridges within the 3rd…

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Conway jurist to preside next week in OC

October 22, 2013

An at-large jurist from coastal South Carolina presides next week over what’s believed to be his first circuit court session in Oconee County. Judge Larry Hyman Jr. of Conway will bang the gavel for the start of another week of General Sessions Court in Walhalla. Hyman is 64 and has served as South Carolina’s At-Large…

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Walhalla to benefit no matter, says Bagwell

October 22, 2013

Tjay Bagwell may have his own preferred concept for a Walhalla downtown Streetscape. But the mayor pro-tem said this afternoon no matter which of four plans is chosen, his city is going to benefit. “I have talked to many people up and down Main Street. We specifically requested a few folks from our steering committee…

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A date of importance to Sales Tax Commission

October 22, 2013

Oconee’s Capital Project Sales Tax commissioners are drawing attention to an important day early next year. It’s the date January 15, 2014. Any group wishing to benefit from the proceeds from a one-cent local sales tax will be required by the date to have submitted an official application. The recently appointed commissioners this afternoon held…

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Weekend party “completely out of control”

October 22, 2013

Answering a noise complaint, Oconee sheriff’s officers say they shut down a large weekend party “completely out control” and arrested four young men on the charges of disorderly conduct. The party to which the deputies brought a halt took place on Seneca River Road near Martin Creek Road. The officers were called around 12:30 Sunday…

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A second bookstore venture for Trish Lightweis

October 22, 2013

The co-owner of Oconee’s only remaining book store is partnering with to two Greenville residents to open a new book store in that city’s downtown. Trish Lightweis and her partners have a name for their project, but an exact downtown Greenville location to be determined later. “The biggest stumbling block that we have at this…

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  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
  • October 26, 2014 4:00 pmReturn Baptist Church's Community Wide Trunk or Treat Fall Festival
  • October 26, 2014 4:30 pmCheohee Baptist Church Fall Festival
  • October 26, 2014 5:00 pmCollege Street Baptist Church's Fall Celebration
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