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Funds recommended for pool, performing arts center
May 9, 2019 – 12:27 am | Comments Off on Funds recommended for pool, performing arts center
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Walhalla City Council members approved recommendations for a combined  $17,500 in hospitality tax funds to help with projects at the the Walhalla Performing Arts Center and the city pool.

61-year-old hiker reported missing
May 8, 2019 – 12:49 am | Comments Off on 61-year-old hiker reported missing
61-year-old hiker reported missing | Test

Oconee County emergency officials are searching for a 61-year-old man who was reported missing on the Foothills Trail on Tuesday.

Central police chief search down to two local finalists
May 8, 2019 – 12:42 am | Comments Off on Central police chief search down to two local finalists
Central police chief search down to two local finalists | Test

Town administrator Phillip Mishoe said this week that Central Police Sgt. Steve Thompson and Steven Miller of the Clemson University Police Department are the top choices to succeed former Chief Khristy Justice, who resigned earlier this year.

Woman faces multiple charges
May 8, 2019 – 12:27 am | Comments Off on Woman faces multiple charges
Woman faces multiple charges | Test

Ashley Nicole Lollis, 22, was arrested Friday on charges of possession with intention to distribute a Schedule II substance, petit larceny and possession of a Schedule II substance. 

Pioneer general manager says he won’t propose rate increase this year
May 8, 2019 – 12:26 am | Comments Off on Pioneer general manager says he won’t propose rate increase this year
Pioneer general manager says he won’t propose rate increase this year | Test

With Pioneer Rural Water District’s new water treatment plant set to open soon, general manager Terry Pruitt says a rate increase that took effect in October partially to help pay for the new plant will likely keep the district from having another rate hike this year.

Pioneer’s new plant close to completion
May 8, 2019 – 12:23 am | Comments Off on Pioneer’s new plant close to completion
Pioneer’s new plant close to completion | Test

Pioneer Rural Water District officials are set to dedicate the district’s new water plant and raw water pump station May 24. 

Sheriff’s office warns of utility phone scam
May 8, 2019 – 12:17 am | Comments Off on Sheriff’s office warns of utility phone scam

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office issued a news release Monday saying residents should beware of phone calls from scammers trying to pass themselves off as utility company representatives. 

Seneca officials delay plan to OK power deal
May 8, 2019 – 12:14 am | Comments Off on Seneca officials delay plan to OK power deal
Seneca officials delay plan to OK power deal | Test

Seneca officials are delaying moving forward on an agreement to buy power from the company that operates the Coneross Dam until the city gets assurances the dam is operating and functioning correctly.

Walhalla says OJRSA should use reserves for projects
May 8, 2019 – 12:14 am | Comments Off on Walhalla says OJRSA should use reserves for projects
Walhalla says OJRSA should use reserves for projects | Test

Walhalla City Council said Tuesday night it doesn’t believe the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority should go into debt to fund capital projects. 

Council amends, adds contracts for top employees
May 8, 2019 – 12:12 am | Comments Off on Council amends, adds contracts for top employees
Council amends, adds contracts for top employees | Test

With its administrator already working on a contract basis, Oconee County Council voted Tuesday night to have the county attorney work under similar provisions.

Clemson buys more land for Nettles Park
May 8, 2019 – 12:11 am | Comments Off on Clemson buys more land for Nettles Park
Clemson buys more land for Nettles Park | Test

The city of Clemson’s future plans to expand Nettles Park received a huge boost this week when the city agreed to buy approximately 60 more acres at the site from the estate of Bill Nettles for approximately $472,000.

Chairman says Oconee County Council will discuss Fall Creek drownings May 21
May 8, 2019 – 12:03 am | Comments Off on Chairman says Oconee County Council will discuss Fall Creek drownings May 21
Chairman says Oconee County Council will discuss Fall Creek drownings May 21 | Test

While last week’s drowning of a 19-year-old Greenville County man marked the 18th death since 1993 at Fall Creek Landing on Lake Keowee, none of those victims were from Oconee County. 

May 8 Arrests
May 7, 2019 – 11:59 pm | Comments Off on May 8 Arrests

Arrests for May 8

3 arrested in Seneca drug bust
May 7, 2019 – 12:55 am | Comments Off on 3 arrested in Seneca drug bust
3 arrested in Seneca drug bust | Test

Carey Joe Tollison, Jackie Sue Bragg and Sandy Dean Smith — all of Timberlake One Circle in Seneca — were arrested April 30 on various narcotics charges.