Storm UPDATE

June 30, 2015

We have a report that the storm, before it may its way into the southern and western ends of Oconee, blew a tree down on top of a home in Stephens County, Georgia.  The Stephens County Sheriff reports that a woman, apparently trapped temporarily, has been extricated from the house … and is OK.  The…

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Storm strikes southern and western Oconee

June 30, 2015

Light rain fell in Walhalla this afternoon, but the conditions are worse to the south and west.  Emergency Services reports the early afternoon storm has taken down a few power lines, mostly in the southern part of Oconee.

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Streetscape on both sides of Walhalla block

June 30, 2015

Walhalla’s Streetscape contractor has begun working men and machinery on both sides of one Main Street block.  Yesterday the contractor crossed Main Street, moving from the south to the north side, to place a new fire hydrant in the median.  Unless a downpour arrives, the plan today is to cross Main Street with a two-inch…

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Law enforcement presence at popular outdoor spot

June 30, 2015

Oconee County deputies, by design, are spending a lot of time this summer at Fall Creek Landing on Lake Keowee.  In the estimation of Sheriff Mike Crenshaw, the officers’ presence there is needed because of increasing numbers of complaints.  Fall Creek is one of Oconee’s more populated warm weather attractions.  Unfortunately, according to Crenshaw, it…

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Bank announces new marketing coordinator

June 30, 2015

Blue Ridge Bank has hired a new marketing coordinator.  Holleigh Evans has been tasked with developing and implementing the bank’s overall marketing plan.  She has a background in marketing that dates back to her college days.  Most recently, Evans worked for the Oconee Economic Alliance.

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City Council to hold work session

June 30, 2015

Walhallans interested in where their city is headed are invited to attend a meeting next month at City Hall.  The July City Council meeting is being formatted as a work session to hear a presentation and branding strategy created for the County Seat, and the public is encouraged to attend.  The workshop takes place 5:30…

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Calendar

  • July 5, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
  • July 6, 2015 9:00 amWest-Oak Young Warriors Basketball Skills Camp
  • July 6, 2015 6:00 pmAudtions for Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple"
  • July 10, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
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