Ken Sloan is pleased today that momentum is gaining in the quest to build Oconee County’s potential for tourism and related amenities. The director of the Mountain Lakes Convention Visitors Bureau, headquartered at Walhalla, says the official name for the project to convert the former courthouse to a lodging facility is “The Courthouse Inn” and the developers have launched a temporary website that includes the history of the building, plans for The Courthouse Inn, and more (www.thecourthouseinn.com.) They’ve also started a FaceBook fan page (www.facebook.com/thecourthouseinn.) Project construction is planned to start in the spring. Sloan also says the progress made by the Walhalla inn project comes on the heels of the groundbreaking for a Hampton Inn and Suites at Seneca, a four-page spread in a National Geographic publication of Jocassee Gorges, and an apparent Sanctuary Pointe agreement between the Army Corps of Engineers and the S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. “Clearly great things are happening here in our remarkable county,” Sloan said.