Fiber optic meets Deadman’s Curve

June 17, 2013

The broadband project to spread high-speed internet service across Oconee County recently brought fiber optic cable to Deadman’s Curve on highway 28 north of Walhalla. Workers were seen installing fiber optic in the same general area where a tropical storm washed out part of the road a few years ago.  

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Planned marina gets an extension

June 14, 2013

The federal government will allow the new owners of a planned lake marina in Pickens County more time to finish the job. A Federal Energy Regulatory Commission order this week allows a group called Keowee Investment Properties LLC until October 13, 2015 to build a residential marina to serve a new home development on the…

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Two arrested during search near Walhalla

June 14, 2013

Deputies and narcotics officers carried a search warrant to a home near Walhalla and made two arrests. The occupant of that home was the first person arrested, according to Jimmy Watt, spokesman for the Oconee Sheriff’s Department. Fred Nathan McCall of Little River Lane was charged with possession of a controlled substance and distribution of…

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Condemnation proceedings begun!

June 14, 2013

A strip of property a little more than one thousand feet long has prompted an electric power wholesaler to file a condemnation notice in Oconee County. Central Electric Power Cooperative of Columbia, which plans a new electric transmission line into southern Oconee County from Anderson, seeks to condemn a 70-foot right-of-way from two Oconee County…

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Duncan opens congressional hearing

June 14, 2013

Third District Congressman Jeff Duncan convened a House hearing in Washington this morning by asking why Homeland Security doesn’t better communicate with the American people. Duncan was acting today as the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency. “You can do better. We can do better,” Duncan said in opening remarks. The…

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In two years, OC’s population rose 0.5%

June 14, 2013

From the last official population count in 2010, Oconee County has gained 370 new residents—equating to 0.5” population increase in two years. The Census Bureau’s latest Oconee County population count through last year totals 74,627. Other figures gleaned from a “Quick Facts” check with the Census Bureau shows Oconee is a county that remains overwhelmingly…

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Calendar

  • November 22, 2014Benefit for Mark & Jody Vissage
  • November 22, 2014 7:00 pmThe Miss Walhira Pageant
  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
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