Accused Burglar returned to Walhalla

Aaron Scott Gunn has reluctantly returned to his hometown of Walhalla to stand charges alleging he took $2,900 worth of items from a unit in the Standpoint Vista Apartment Complex in October.  Authorities in Rabun County, Georgia arrested Gunn after a routine traffic stopped uncovered an open container of alcohol and drugs.  Police were also alerted to a warrant for […]

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Singleton and Wilson honored by OC Council

The Oconee County Council at their meeting Tuesday night honored Longtime Oconee County Sheriff James Singleton and his Chief Deputy Terry Wilson for their many years of service.  Singleton retired at the end of 2012 after 20 years as sheriff.  Wilson served 20 years in the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office, the last 10 as chief deputy.  Oconee County Council Chairman […]

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Three honored as TCTC’s Educators of the Year

Three faculty members have been honored as Tri-County Technical College’s Educators of the Year and will be recognized at the South Carolina Technical Education Association meeting in February.  Galen DeHay, interim provost and director of planning and institutional effectiveness, is the College’s outstanding administrator; Robin McFall, head of the English department, is the outstanding instructor; and, Lou Ann Martin, academic […]

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Corps launches Platform for Water Management Info

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers launched a new and improved online platform this week for discussing water management, drought and other topics affecting the Savannah River Basin. The new format replaces the Corps’ quarterly e-newsletter publication, Balancing the Basin.  South Carolina residents are encouraged to subscribe to the new Balancing the Basin by visiting http://balancingthebasin..armylive.dodlive.mil  and entering a valid e-mail address […]

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United Way of SC announces Coast2Coast Rx

The providers of the Coast2Coast Rx card and the United Way Association of South Carolina announce that they have partnered to increase the availability of the discount prescription program that provides significant savings on prescription drugs and other healthcare services. With this collaboration, the United Way Association of South Carolina can help its constituents improve their health and financial stability […]

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More American Women confess to Binge Drinking

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is out with a new report that says more American women confess to being binge drinkers.  The CDC’s Dr. Robert Brewer says there is a major problem with binge drinking by American women. “We are specifically estimating that upwards of 14 million U.S. adult women binge drink one or more times within the […]

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Walhalla Civic Auditorium turns 100

This will be a year of celebration at the Walhalla Civic Auditorium as it is the 100th Anniversary of the building and the 10th anniversary as an entertainment venue. The Auditorium has some special shows planned for 2013 including Steel Drivers, Mountain Heart, James Gregory, Fantastic Shakers, Seldom Scene, Blue Highway, Rave On a Buddy Holly Tribute, Edwin McCain, Rick […]

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New Life for Old Courthouse

The Mountain Lakes Convention and Visitors Bureau in Oconee County announces another hotel is locating in the county, The Courthouse Inn in Walhalla.  The project involves converting the former courthouse into a lodging facility.  The developers have launched a temporary website that includes the history of the building, plans for The Courthouse Inn and more.  Check out those plans by […]

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SDOC Registration to be held March 4–8

All Oconee County schools will hold registration during the week of March 4-8.  This registration is for new students in grades K-5.  Also at this time, schools will have screenings for 4-year-old kindergarten by appointment only. The 4K program is for children who will be four on or before September 1, 2013.  Four-year-old kindergarten is a wonderful way to get your child […]

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OC Legislative Delegation Meeting planned

The Oconee County Legislative Delegation will hold its annual meeting on Monday, January 14 at 5pm.  The meeting will be held at the Westminster Depot on Main Street in downtown Westminster.  The local Legislative Delegation consists of State Senator Thomas Alexander, Representative Bill Whitmire and Representative Bill Sandifer.  If you would like to address the Delegation on any matter, call […]

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