“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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5% of bank’s debit cards compromised

August 2, 2013

Oconee-based Community First Bank says 5% of its debit cards were compromised during routine merchant transactions in June and July. Federal, state and local enforcement authorities are investigating. And, according to a statement from the bank, the investigation is delving into possible criminal activity related to other unauthorized transactions involving debit card activity in the…

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Deputy Sheriff Randy Jones retires

August 2, 2013

A 15-year veteran of the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, Sgt. Randy Jones, retired this week. Jones’s departure was marked by a ceremony Wednesday attended by family members, along with current and former members of the sheriff’s office. He received several gifts, including a plaque from Sheriff Mike Crenshaw. Jones started as a road patrol officer in…

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Calendar

  • November 1, 2014Walhalla's Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
  • November 1, 2014 10:30 amMtn. Rest Cloggers Fund Raiser
  • November 1, 2014 4:00 pmCity of Salem Cruise-In
  • November 1, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
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