Lightning damage at the Rock Crusher

A lightning strike occurred Tuesday at the Oconee Rock Quarry near Walhalla and, Oconee County says, repairs are expected to take five to six days.  The lightning bolt hit the jaw crusher and damaged the frequency inverter.  The damage occurred at a time for scheduled maintenance and the re-construction of two cone crushers.  For the next approximate five to six […]

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Appalachian Trail adventurer Wayne Garland

Walhalla’s Wayne Garland reports he is making “slow and steady” progress on his trek to complete the hike of the Appalachian Trail, a distance of more than two thousand miles between Georgia and Maine.  Garland has resumed the trail in Virginia with the intent to complete the leg from there northward to the trail’s end in Maine.  This morning Garland […]

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Trail search and rescue

Oconee Emergency Management’s Scott Krein confirms a search and rescue operation was organized today for a 35-year old woman in the vicinity of the Fish Hatchery Road off highway 107. It’s believed she injured a leg.  They were to look in the woods in the vicinity of a trail off the Fish Hatchery Road.  No other details immediately available.

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Final vote numbers certified by canvassers

  In today’s meeting of the Oconee Board of Canvassers, two failsafe votes were added to the totals for Tuesday’s candidates for a seat on the Walhalla City Council.  Official winner Gwen Owens finished with 88 votes and Christy Marlow wound up with 46 votes.  The unexpired term to which Owens is elected will run through the rest of 2021, […]

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The 60th festival will be a go

After a one-year hiatus because of the pandemic, South Carolina Apple Festival organizers say there will be a festival this year in Westminster to help celebrate the latest crop of apples in the Holly Springs and Long Creek regions of Oconee.  The Apple Festival’s Jane Suttles says, “This year’s festivities will start September 7-11.  More information to update as time […]

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Neighboring county lifts graduation crowd limits

At least so far, each Oconee senior at his or her high school graduation next month will be limited to eight guests.  And that, according to the school district, will help ensure the health and safety of all who attend. the spokeswoman for Oconee schools issued the following statement: “The governor’s executive order still limits outdoor gatherings to 50% capacity […]

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Another month to file returns

  If you waited until the last minute to file your Individual Income Tax Return today, don’t sweat it. You have another month to timely file your return.   The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) reminds taxpayers that today is not the due date for 2020 Individual Income Tax Return filings.   The SCDOR announced last month that it […]

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Seneca re-zoning hearing postponed

Tonight’s scheduled hearing to consider a re-zoning application in Seneca has been postponed and a new date given.  The request for a variance to front and side yard setbacks on a lot on Marina Bay Drive has been re-scheduled for 6 o’clock Thursday night, April 22 at city hall.  The announcement was made by Ed Halbig, staff liaison for the […]

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