“Saved” Stumphouse celebrated

August 3, 2013

Greenville resident and former Oconeean Ann Holleman said, “It’s so rare the right thing happens.” And when she said it she was referring to a snowball of a public-private effort that, during a seven-month period, raised more than $4 million to save precious Oconee County land from development. Under the shelter of Walhalla-owned Stumphouse Tunnel…

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Man jailed allegedly punched deputy

August 2, 2013

A man near Walhalla went to jail today after he allegedly swung at a deputy sheriff and connected with his fist to the face of the officer. Law enforcement reports show Bruce Alan Wilson Sr., 38, charged with breach of peace and resisting arrest with assault on an officer. Officers went to a Fairfield community…

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“The next move is up to Oconee County”

August 2, 2013

For Oconee County to build the replacement jail at its current preferred location, the county must ask the Walhalla zoning administrator for a special exception. The city attorney, Julian Stoudemire, says it’ll be zoning administrator James Ashton’s duty to schedule a hearing and, and in Stoudemire’s words , “it will proceed from there.” At least…

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Closed section of highway re-opens

August 2, 2013

A closed section of the Dr. John’s Road near Barrett’s Way, south of Westminster, has been temporarily re-opened, at a lower speed limit. “The speed limit has been reduced to 25 mph and since this slide section of the road has been reduced to one lane, we have incorporated a stop control. This will require…

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Fire damages southern OC home

August 2, 2013

A fire this morning south of Seneca damaged a Lake Hartwell home. The fire, on Timberlake Drive in Crossroads community, broke out in a home that, at the time, appeared to be un-occupied. Charlie King, county fire chief, says it is known that the fire started in the back of the house, but an investigation…

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It’s that weather—again!

August 2, 2013

It’s been the mantra of farmers for time immemorial. “Make hay while the sun shines.” The sun has shone less often on South Carolina crops this summer. Welcomed as rain was after years of drought, it can be too much of a good. Walhalla got a one and three-quarter inch drenching from yesterday’s late afternoon…

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Calendar

  • October 1, 2014Oconee County Humane Society Fundraiser
  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
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