Deal in the works–large building downtown Walhalla

Well-placed sources say a deal is in the works for the Littletons to sell their large downtown building.  Two prospective buyers have been identified to 101.7/WGOG NEWS.  The Main Street building occupies about one-half of the block between S. College and Tugaloo streets and includes Martha’s Marketplace Café and the Flag and Confederate memorabilia store.    

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Annual Blue Ridge meeting tonight!

The annual consumers’ meeting of the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative takes place at the Pickens office this evening, with entertainment by the Primitive Quartet starting at 4:30 and the business meeting at 7. All Blue Ridge members can register for free prizes plus there’s free food and a door prize for each registered member.

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Pioneer Rural Water new developments

There are developments today in the project to build a Pioneer Rural Water District treatment plant.  Terry Pruitt, general manager, disclosed to 101.7/WGOG NEWS within the last hour that Pioneer received word that State Senator Thomas Alexander introduced a bill yesterday in Columbia, aimed at stopping the construction of the plant. Also, the office of the South Carolina Attorney’s General […]

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April 28 is a document shredding day

  Blue Ridge Bank will host a free paper shredding event in observance of Arbor Day. On Friday, April 28, from 10 am to 2 pm, the public is invited to come to the bank’s Seneca office on Bountyland Road with personal or sensitive documents to be shredded and recycled by the Piedmont-based company Shred-A-Way.  The company’s mobile truck will […]

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County’s economic arm sold on the airport

The economic development arm of Oconee County recognizes the county’s small airport near the Clemson campus as an engine for prosperity.  And, from the airport’s standpoint, the reaction is one of gratitude for the recognition and acceptance of the airport as a key component in economic development.  August 21 will illustrate that as well as any day might.  On the […]

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County staff training day

For most of one day next week, Oconee County office staff will engage in a training session, which means that the county administrative offices on Walhalla’s S. Pine Street will be closed for much of the work day on Wednesday, April 26.  No public access will be granted to the building from 8:30 am to 2 pm.  The County Administrative […]

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Shooting threat at West-Oak High leads to student’s arrest

The Oconee Sheriff’s Office confirmed the arrest this afternoon of a student accused of threatening a “Columbine style shooting” at West-Oak High School.  Amy McKenzie Faust, 18-year old Seneca resident, was arrested yesterday on the charge of disturbing school March 28.  An affidavit to an arrest warrant, signed by Magistrate Blake Norton, reads, “The defendant did on 3-28-17 willfully and […]

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Partnership: The “Y” and the public schools

A vote this week by the Oconee school board made official a partnership between the public schools and the organization that is raising money to build the county’s first YMCA.  The board approved a $3 million commitment, to be payable over a 20-year period.  Dr. Michael Thorsland, superintendent, explained the district’s interest is to have access to an indoor swimming […]

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