Seneca gets the best opinion possible

February 11, 2015

The Seneca mayor and council left their meeting last night with a kick to their steps. Not just because they had finished their February meeting in time to watch Clemson-Notre Dame basketball. They had just received a favorable financial opinion from their outside auditor, coupled with an expectation that new economic development is on its…

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No real gain ahead in Oconee revenues

February 11, 2015

Oconee County, perhaps, approaches a new budget year with expectation that there will be no major growth in revenue. Scott Moulder, county administrator, cautioned the county council last night that several numbers have yet to come in, but the county is looking at revenue of just under $40 million for 2015-16. That would peg revenues…

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Elderly man found dead in Townville fire

February 11, 2015

A 79-year old man was found dead inside the bedroom of his home that caught fire late yesterday morning at his South Carolina 24 home at Townville. Coroner Karl Addis says the victim, Woodrow Nalley, lived alone. An autopsy will be conducted this morning to help determine the cause and manner of Nalley’s death. It…

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Gunman robs Walhalla store

February 10, 2015

A late night armed robbery in Walhalla. The police say the holdup at the Corner Store on W. Main Street occurred about 11:30 last night. According to Chief Ronald Wilbanks, last night’s robber chose a time when there was no one else in the store—other than he and the store clerk. No one was injured.…

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Hinton hearing in day two

February 10, 2015

A young man convicted in Oconee County four years ago and sent to prison for homicide by child abuse returned to the county today in prison garb. And this time, Matthew Hinton has a new lawyer. That lawyer, Robbie Childs, is arguing in a third-floor courtroom that Hinton deserves post-conviction relief. At the age of…

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West Union to consider rate increase

February 10, 2015

At its meeting tonight, West Union leaders will once again take up the idea of raising municipal garbage pickup rates. A garbage rate increase is on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the town council, under new business. The mayor and the council will meet at Town Hall at 6 o’clock.

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Calendar

  • May 5, 2015 7:00 pmOle Fashion Revival w/Rev. Tully Griggs (Alto, GA)
  • May 7, 2015Stephens Co. Special Olympics Spring Track & Field Event
  • May 8, 2015 6:30 pmFriends of Pickens Co. Guardian ad Litem Casino Night
  • May 10, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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