Deaths knell being sounded for Oconee plant

The official proceeding for an Oconee County manufacturing plant to jump across the county line into Pickens is scheduled Monday night during a meeting in Pickens. The Pickens County Council has set a public hearing and third reading of an ordinance transferring property to Taylor Made Golf. Taylor Made, now located near Westminster, announced plans early this month to move […]

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Crenshaw makes pitch for new jail

Walhalla City Council was on the receiving end of Sheriff Mike Crenshaw’s pitch to build the new county jail between the existing LEC and West View Cemetery. And a handful of audience members were there with concerns and questions. In his presentation, Crenshaw stressed his intent to is to be a good steward of up to $15.7 million in project […]

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OCC wraps up two development projects

Months and years of work to pull off a pair of separate economic development projects were realized during last night’s meeting of Oconee County Council. By approving five agreements, the council gave final reading to leasing the former courthouse to developers who have plans to adapt to a hotel and other businesses. According to County Administrator Scott Moulder, the wording […]

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Swimming Pool agreement proposed

A proposal for Oconee County to provide prison inmates to help Walhalla prepare the city swimming pool to open this year is in the hands of the Oconee County administrator. At City Hall, Mayor Danny Edwards handed County Councilman Wayne McCall a copy of the lease agreement. McCall took that copy to last night’s county council meeting, but did not […]

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Trial anticipates defendant’s testimony

Defense attorney Delane Rosemond indicated his client, Melissa Dawn Ramey, will testify this morning in her defense at the Oconee General Sessions Court. Today is the second day of a trial in which the prosecutor’s office is trying the 37-year old Ramey on charges of grand larceny and burglary first degree at a caretaker’s home at a Long Creek farm. […]

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Multiple drug arrests

Oconee law enforcement officers took to the streets in the war against drugs. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says as many as 25 people are being targeted in a round-up that began yesterday morning. By 4 p-m, 14 people had been arrested on drug distribution charges. Primarily those charges center on cocaine, crack cocaine, prescription drugs, methamphetamines and marijuana. The Seneca and […]

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Andy Lee remembers his hometown

All-pro San Francisco 49er punter Andy Lee is remembering his hometown of Westminster. Lee and 49er teammate Aldon Smith each received an equipment grant valued at $1,500 from USA Football to donate to the youth or high school program of their choice. Lee will award his grant to Westminster Recreation Department’s Youth Football League, where he played as a youngster. […]

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Campus police release composite sketch

Clemson University police released a composite sketch today of a suspect in a weekend armed robbery attempt. The man is described as white, in his late 20s, early 30s, about 6 feet 2 inches with a thin build, clean-shaven and wearing a light-colored shirt and dark pants. The victim described the car as two-door, sporty, and smaller than a Honda […]

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Work on Old St. John’s

Work on Old St. John’s Meeting House in Walhalla begins soon. Final plans for the rest rooms and electrical wiring have to be approved before bids are taken. The painting/finishing of the ceiling and walls will be accomplished by Linda Baldwin. Early next month, Mike Eldridge will build the front and rear porches. Moore Flooring will refinish the floors. Eldridge […]

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Road bridge to be closed six hours

The Burns Mill Road bridge near West Union will be closed six hours tomorrow to replace a deteriorated bridge piling. According to an announcement by the DOT, the closing tomorrow from 8:30 a-m to 2:30 p-m is scheduled for a time that is least invasive for the traveling public. It’ll affect Burns Mill Road traffic between Scenic Heights and Safety […]

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