Seneca makes the switch!

September 3, 2014
Seneca makes the switch!

  Long-awaited electric bus passenger service debuted today in Seneca, in time to give the Oconee County municipality a national distinction. The launch of three of the buses makes Seneca the first city in the country to switch from gas-diesel buses to electric buses, according to Ed Halbig. The distinction of the first electric bus rider…

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Offsetting that Duke shortfall

September 3, 2014

Oconee Auditor Ken Nix points out that, in spite of an anticipated shortfall in the county’s budget as the result of reduced Duke Energy assessment, there are some offsets.  New growth that is making its way onto the tax books. Nix gave some examples last night to the County Council. They include the taxes assessed…

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Oktoberfest compromise in the works!

September 3, 2014

If the Walhalla mayor and the full city council agree in two weeks, the chamber of commerce will have to accept a compromise over the changes that the chamber had proposed to make better Walhalla’s annual celebration of its Germanic roots. A special committee tasked by Mayor Danny Edwards made known its findings last night…

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One mill tax hike defeated

September 3, 2014

  It’s the duty of the Oconee County Council to approve tax millage and the duty of the county auditor to set that millage. And last night the council rejected the recommendation of Auditor Ken Nix to add one mill to the formula for calculating what taxpayers must pay for real estate, industry, and personal…

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Bradford pears on borrowed time?

September 3, 2014

Some sentiment appeared during last night’s meeting of the Walhalla city council committees in favor of chopping down the Bradford pear trees on Main Street—-in advance of the start of Streetscape. But the position taken by Mayor Danny Edwards and Councilman Danny Woodward prevailed to at least wait until the city sees the bids for…

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Parade time Friday in Clemson

September 2, 2014

The Clemson Community will gather at 6 o’clock Friday evening for the annual First Friday Parade. It’s a 40-year tradition before the first home football game. This year’s floats will reflect the parade theme: “The Echo of the Tiger”—a reference to a line in the university alma mater, which reads, “That the tiger’s roar may…

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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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