CHAIRMANSHIP CHANGE

A Seneca representative will now hold the gavel during meetings of the board that sets policy for the Joint Regional Sewer Authority. The JRSA’s long-time chairman, Walhalla’s Scott Parris, took himself out of consideration for a new term during the 2020 re-organization meeting of the sewer commissioners. In Parris’s spot will be Seneca’s Scott Moulder. Westminster’s Brian Ramey nominated Parris […]

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NOVEMBER 2021 PIPED SEWER ON I-85?

Design and engineering are underway on a new phase of Oconee County Sewer South—the one to bring piped sewer to I-85 in the hopes for economic development on Oconee’s four-mile stretch of the federal highway. The Joint Regional Sewer Authority is working with the Davis Floyd company, and the JRSA’s Chris Eleazer projects the possibility to extend sewer from the […]

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WARRANTS ALLEGE WOMAN ATTACKED FOUR DEPUTIES

A weekend incident on the rural Peaceful Lane in Oconee County is alleged to have been anything except peaceful. A Peaceful Lane resident in the Tokeena-Crossroads community was arrested by Oconee sheriff’s officers. Arrest records show Rebecca Denise Heaton is charged with public disorderly conduct, assault on police officer while resisting arrest, and spitting in the face of two deputies […]

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TOP WINNERS OF FESTIVAL OF TREES COMPETITION

In a ceremony this morning, checks were presented to the top three winners of the Festival of Trees competition at Duke Energy’s World of Energy education center at Oconee Nuclear Station. In first place, nonprofit organization Making My Mark, decorated by Century 21 Hometown Realtors, will receive $2,500; in second place, the Pilot Club of Seneca will receive $1,500; and, […]

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BODY FOUND NEAR THE GEORGIA-SOUTH CAROLINA BORDER

The sheriff of Stephens County, Georgia says the body found Saturday morning at the Broken Bridges near U-S 123 and the state line between Stephens County, Georgia and Oconee County, South Carolina was that of a Lumpkin County, Georgia woman. She is now identified as Pamela Bellamy, 65-year old resident of Dahlonega. Stephens Sheriff Randy Shirley made the following statement […]

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