Walhalla fire leads to the arrest of Georgia woman

August 16, 2014

A 31-year old Toccoa, Georgia woman has been arrested in Oconee County and charged with third degree arson at a home in Walhalla. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office seeks a second person related to the crime. The Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest by the Walhalla police of April Dawn Lakey originally on the charge of forgery…

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Sadness within Oconee’s public service community

August 16, 2014

The death Friday of a long-time devotee to government service in Oconee has moistened the eyes of those who knew him. At the age of 50 years old, Westminster resident Bobby Williams died at Greenville’s St. Francis Hospital. He’s remembered as a fire chief and city councilman in his home town, as well as the…

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Political qualifying ended today!

August 15, 2014

The books closed today for ballot candidates in two contests that’ll be part of this year’s November General Election in Oconee County. Don Stone was the only candidate for one of two seats in the Beaverdam Watershed Conservation District. An election spokeswoman said voters in selected southern Oconee County communities may fill the other seat…

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Equine encephalitis confirmed in South Carolina

August 15, 2014

South Carolina’s state veterinarian announced today that two cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis have been confirmed in the state. A horse that died in Darlington County and a miniature donkey that died in Horry County recently tested positive for the disease. The fatal form of encephalitis is a mosquito-borne illness in horses that can also…

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August is anticipation month for Oconee’s Auditor

August 15, 2014

In the dog days of summer, Oconee County’s Ken Nix is a man of anticipation. At his Pine Street office Nix, the Oconee County auditor, awaits word from the state as to the 2014 assessment of Duke Energy’s Oconee County holdings. And the word could arrive within days. The assessment is all-important for Nix as…

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Clemson to start its 122nd academic year

August 15, 2014

Clemson University will formally begin its 122nd academic year at the convocation at 9 o’clock Tuesday morning at Brooks Center for the Performing Arts. President James Clements has enlisted the services of his counterpart at Arizona State University, Michael Crow, to provide the keynote address. Clements serves in national organizations with Crow and has been…

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Calendar

  • August 21, 2014 8:30 amClemson University Ext. Office's Private Pesticide Applicator Training
  • August 22, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 22, 2014 8:15 pmTown of West Union's Movie Night in the Park
  • August 23, 2014 11:00 amTaylor-Neal Reunion
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