Walhalla Native serves aboard Advanced Navy Submarine

A 2014 Walhalla High School graduate and Walhalla native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard USS John Warner, one of the Navy’s fast-attack submarines. Petty Officer 3rd Class Brady Arnold is an electronics technician aboard the Norfolk-based submarine, one of only 16 Virginia-class fast-attack submarines in the Navy’s fleet. He is responsible for operating and maintaining navigation equipment and […]

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OEA’s November Business Forum this Thursday

The November Business Forum of the Oconee Economic Alliance (OEA) is Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. This month’s speaker is Martine Helou, the Executive Director of Palmetto Foundation for Prevention and Recovery, tells OEA Marketing and Communications Director Daja Dial. “Due to inclement weather Martine was unable to join us in October. The discussion during last month’s meeting demonstrated the interest […]

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Citizens reminded about Moped Registration

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office reminds citizens of new changes in the law requiring registration of mopeds. According to a release issued recently by the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, beginning Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, every moped in South Carolina must have a valid license plate, registration decal and registration card to be legal to travel on the roads […]

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Be an Oconee Ally with OEA

The Oconee Economic Alliance (OEA) wants community members, local business and industry, as well as investors to become an Oconee Ally. This is a digital ambassador program, explains OEA Interim Executive Director Janet Hartman. “The Oconee Ally program is a digital marketing initiative established by the OEA to strengthen dialogue with community members, local business and industry, as well as […]

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Lieutenant Governor to present Check to OC Veterans Affairs

The South Carolina Lieutenant Governor’s Office will present a $10,000 check on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, to the Oconee County Veterans Affairs Office, explains Director Jerry Dyar. “This is a project that I’m thankful Senator Thomas Alexander and Darryl Broome with the Lt. Governor’s Office have cooperated on and gotten the ball rolling. Senator Alexander became aware of our Veterans […]

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Absentee Voting sets Record for Midterm Election

As of Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, more than 260,000 absentee ballots have been issued statewide in South Carolina, and more than 230,000 absentee ballots have been returned. For the 2014 General Election, the last midterm, approximately 157,000 absentee ballots were cast, which was the previous record for absentee voting in a midterm election. Absentee numbers will continue to increase as […]

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