Elbow Grease shown at film festival

The movie Elbow Grease can be seen by audiences north of the border. Casting director Shelby Henderson says the movie that featured Burt Reynolds and used Seneca and parts of Oconee as backdrops is being shown to a film festival audience in Canada. Elbow Grease had a Seneca premiere last year, but has never found its way into general distribution.

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Tech president search to narrow this week

The search to find the next president for Tri-County Technical College narrows this week as the commission chairman says the focus will be to establish the three top candidates. The chairman, John Powell of Walhalla, said he and the others have gone thru some 90 applications. Ultimately, the individual chosen will have the duty to succeed Dr. Ronnie Booth, whose […]

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As yet, no construction date for Seneca’s Publix

More than seven months after the project was announced, there’s still no start date to build Seneca’s first Publix supermarket. A spokeswoman for the Florida-based chain, Kimberly Reynolds, said, “We are still working through our plans with the developer and thus we don’t have a construction start date at this point in time.” The space that Publix leased from Bi-Lo […]

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The substance was marijuana

A substance found New Year’s Eve in an office suite in the Oconee County government office complex on Walhalla’s S. Pine Street has been determined by the state police to be marijuana. And Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says a Formal investigation is underway. Crenshaw’s office sent the substance to the state Law Enforcement Division for testing. On Thursday, Crenshaw was notified […]

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The 2019 “State of Oconee” focused on partnerships

The chamber of commerce estimate for the crowd at today’s “State of Oconee” luncheon was nearly 250 people, representing many walks of Oconee County life, from both the public and private sectors. This annual occasion is highlighted by remarks from leaders of both the municipal and county governments. The mayors of the county’s three largest municipalities focused on the theme […]

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Vote next week to release skateboard park money

If a vote is taken next week, Westminster will transfer the contents of a savings account for a skateboard park to an out of town athletic group. By agreement of the Oconee Skateboard Park committee, the non-profit Team Walhalla Youth Athletics will receive $10,852.37. The money represents donations from individuals who contributed to a kitty that was to have been […]

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Clean up Oconee–one bag at a time

The citizen-led Keep Oconee Beautiful Association is stepping up its anti-litter efforts, with the announcement of the “Clean up Oconee County ONE BAG AT A TIME” initiative. KOBA believes members of every household collect just one bag of litter from a roadway in their neighborhood, they can make a difference. Clean up supplies are available by calling 247-4583.

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Graham is Germany-bound

Senator Lindsey Graham will lead a bi-partisan congressional delegation this weekend to the Munich Security Conference. According to Graham’s Washington office, the conference is considered the leading forum for international security policy. It’s a ‘marketplace of ideas’ where initiatives and solutions are developed and opinions exchanged. Decision makers also attending include Vice President Mike Pence and Acting Defense Secretary Patrick […]

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Road closure today in SC-153 project

At Easley today, Thrift Development crews will temporarily close part of the Saluda Dam Road to allow for the placement of cross-line storm drainage pipe, as part of the SC-153 Extension project. Motorists are advised they may be able to detour around using Pace Valley Road to Saco Lowell Road and Prince Perry Road to Saco Lowell Road.

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