LOVE WAS IN THE AIR DURING 2019 IN OCONEE

The spirit of matrimony fared well in the year just completed in Oconee County. And the numbers show that tying the knot under the aegis of Probate Judge Kenny Johns and his staff is still a money-maker for the county. The probate staff issued 562 marriage licenses, and the probate judges performed 240 ceremonies. Oconee County residents are charged $30 […]

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FIRE CONSUMES OLD COTTON WAREHOUSE

Fire last night consumed a former cotton mill warehouse in Seneca, in the vicinity of E. Main Street and the Lindsay Road. The cause of the fire remains unclassified but, according to the Seneca Fire Department, homeless people had frequented the building. It’s believed the fire may be connected to a burn barrel used to stay warm. The fire call […]

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WHY OCONEE DEPUTIES CARRY QUILTS IN SQUAD CARS

January 2, 2020 Dick Mangrum The Lake and Mountain Quilt Guild of Seneca recently donated 16 quilts to the office of the Oconee Sheriff. Those quilts can be used to comfort individuals who encounter tragedy and require service calls from deputies. The Lake and Mountain Guild previously donated enough quilts for all deputies at that time. The 16 additional quilts […]

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THE FIRST 2020 TEST OF THE EMERGENCY SIRENS

The New Year will be just a few days old before officials conduct a routine test of the outdoor warning sirens within a 10-mile radius of the Oconee Nuclear plant. The test is scheduled for 11:50 Wednesday morning, January 8 and last three minutes. The tests are conducted by emergency officials in Oconee and Pickens counties. This announcement from Duke […]

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“PRETTY MILD YEAR”–WEATHER IN 2019

January 2, 2020 Dick Mangrum The numbers recorded in the year-long weather report kept by Walhalla’s Official Weather Observer reflect a mild year, with a high of 97 degrees in September and a low of 18 in late January. Rainfall at the Hickory Hollow Farm amounted to 65.22″ and no snow measured. The weather statistics are provided by Barbara Wilson.

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SHS Announces New Football Coach

Seneca High School is excited to announce that Coach David Crane, former Head Football Coach at Greenville High School, has been named as the new Head Football Coach at Seneca High School. Coach Crane comes to Seneca High School with 25 years of coaching experience, 8 of which he served as a head football coach. His accolades as coach include […]

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NEW COUNCIL MAJORITY ASSERTS ITSELF

A new three-member majority of the Oconee County Council took shape Tuesday, with the opening moves seemingly aimed at isolating the other two members. Julian Davis was elected the new Council chairman on Tuesday with three votes, his own and that of District 3 Councilmember Paul Cain and District 1 Councilmember John Elliot, who was sworn in Tuesday to replace […]

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BROCK NAMED INTERIM COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

January 9, 2019 Dick Mangrum Amanda Brock, longtime executive assistant in the county administrator’s office, will be the new interim county administrator for the foreseeable future. After an executive session of nearly an hour on Tuesday, the County Council unanimously approved Brock for the position. Brock will replace Rick Martin, who has served as interim administrator since the resignation of […]

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