Fire station vote tabled

June 5, 2013

The community at Keowee Falls has donated property outside the gate of the home development for an Oconee County fire substation. But questions over the cost to pave a road to access the station prompted County Council to table a vote on a $219 and a half thousand dollar contract for Joel Davis Construction to…

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Echo Hills gets a new name!

June 5, 2013

In the end, Oconee County Council acceded to the wishes of its administrator in renaming the Echo Hills Industrial Park on n. highway 11. The council last night was handed a list of 10 suggested names—the result of a community solicitation as to what better to call the county’s newest economic development park. Moulder’s preference…

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Jail meeting inconclusive

June 5, 2013

A Walhalla participant in a meeting yesterday on Oconee’s jail project says he expects the city will receive a building permit application from the county within four to six weeks. And that meeting participant said Walhalla is “cautiously optimistic” zoning questions will be resolved. Yesterday’s meeting involving representatives of both city and county government was…

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Main Street resurfacing slated for Walhalla

June 5, 2013

A $500 thousand grant will allow for the resurfacing of Walhalla’s Main Street in its core commercial business area. City officials last night announced a verbal award of the grant has been followed by a letter from the county’s state “C” fund committee, the awarding agency. The resurfacing is to be done as part of…

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Second time proves a charm for OSD

June 5, 2013
Second time proves a charm for OSD

An anonymous tip led Oconee sheriff’s officers to a home near the Keowee School Road where they apprehended a 34-year old man wanted on three charges. Deputies apprehended Ronnie Joe Patterson and believe he hid beneath a camper at 120 Curtis Drive. It’s the same location where deputies unsuccessfully looked for Patterson three weeks ago.…

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Congressional committee hears from 3rd District resident

June 4, 2013

Third District Congressman Jeff Duncan issued a statement today after a Tea Party organizer from his hometown of Laurens testified at the House Ways and Means Committee’s hearing on the IRS. Diamne Belsom’s testimony came on the day of newspaper headlines that quote the new IRS director to concede Americans no longer trust the agency…

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