I-85 SEWER CLOSER THAN EVER

A vote last night by the board of the Joint Regional Sewer Authority is seen as a sign that piped sewer to I-85 in Oconee is closer than ever. The sewer board voted to enter into a contract with an engineering firm for a final design of the I-85 corridor expansion project. Davis and Floyd are to receive up to […]

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NORTH CAROLINA ESCAPEE HAS OCONEE TIES

A 47-year old prison inmate, with ties to Oconee County, escaped yesterday from a correctional facility in Caldwell County, North Carolina. Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw this morning confirmed that his office has received information about the escape of Kevin B. Adams. According to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Adams is a minimum custody offender who was reported missing […]

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OCONEE LITTER SITUATION

The top litter officer for the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, Zachary Owen, stayed busy in 2019. Corp. Owen responded to 440 complaints—a sign there’s little let up to the county’s continuous problem of people who litter, whether by accident or on purpose. Inmate labor last year scooped up more than 37 thousand pounds of trash and litter. The Sheriff’s Office this […]

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LT. GOVERNOR TO SPEAK TO GOP GROUP

South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Pamela Evette will address a meeting this week of the Oconee Republican Women. Interested men and women are invited to meet and hear Evette during the Thursday noon hour meeting at the Lighthouse Event Center on the Doug Hollow Road. Doors will open at 11 o’clock. For $15 dollars, cash payable at the door, you can […]

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SECOND CRACK AT TOP LEVEL STATE JOBS

South Carolinians are being offered a second chance to apply for top-level state jobs that require a degree and a background in selected fields—such as accounting or law. Seats on the state Public Service Commission come with an annual salary of around $130 thousand. Four seats are available, including the #3 seat which serves Oconee County. In the first go […]

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JANUARY REMEMBERED AS A RAINY MONTH

An impressive total of rainfall fell in Walhalla during the month of January. More than eight inches of rain, as measured by Barbara Wilson, the weather watcher at Hickory Hollow Farm. The big weather excitement was reserved for the last day of the month, Friday, January 31 when Walhalla and Mountain Rest were among the places that watched large snowflakes […]

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