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A donation to the Blood Connection

January 27, 2015

A Southern Wesleyan University sophomore from Anderson, Malek Martin, made a donation that helps others live. Martin gave blood to the Blood connection last week during the MLK Blood Drive on his school’s campus. The Blood Connection extended its hours for the drive—because of a current shortage of supplies. Sixty-six units were donated.

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Westminster to compete in TV challenge

January 27, 2015

A wrestler from Westminster will compete in this season’s Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge which considers itself the toughest physical competition that airs on national television. Jake James will get his chance during the episode that premieres at 8 o’clock Sunday night, February 8 on CMT. James is 6’2’, 225 lbs and will compete in…

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Libraries to pursue private money-raising arm

January 27, 2015

Oconee Memorial Hospital and Tri-County Technical College have them. So, why not the Oconee County public libraries. Danny Day, library board chairman, announced last night that the library system will pursue the creation of a foundation, an arm to raise money from the private sector for the betterment of the public libraries. Day says a…

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Cain’s advice: “Don’t lose heart”

January 27, 2015

Trustees for Oconee public libraries received the following advice last night from County Councilman Paul Cain: “Don’t lose heart.” A visitor at the trustees’ meeting, Cain urged the board to not become discouraged by the defeat of last year’s referendum that would have built new libraries and renovated others. Cain said the result showed voters…

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Walhalla area woman missing

January 27, 2015

A 69-year old Walhalla area woman remains missing this morning and is the subject of an alert to the public. 417 Snead Road, Walhalla is the last known address for Lorraine Anne Leiss-Lee, but Oconee deputies believe she has not been at that address for the last three weeks. Deputies say there have been no…

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Hearing in Brookshire versus Community 1st Bank

January 26, 2015

A judge said today he’ll be “hard-pressed” at the pre-trial level to throw out the claim filed by a Hilton Head Island woman against the Oconee County-based Community First Bank. Common Pleas Judge Lawton McIntosh made the comment to attorneys as a hearing came to a close at the Oconee Courthouse. However, McIntosh held off…

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Neighbor charged with burglarizing home

January 26, 2015

A 46-year old Oconee County man has been arrested and charged by the Sheriff’s Office with twice burglarizing the home of a neighbor. The Sheriff’s Office reported the weekend arrest of Donald Jay Davis charged with larceny and burglary second and third degree at a neighbor’s home—a home for sale on Beth Lane between Seneca…

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Trees coming down!

January 26, 2015

Walhalla began to tear down its Bradford pear trees that line a four-block area of Main Street downtown.  The tree-cutting began this morning on Main near Ann Street in front of the Walhalla Steak House.  It’s the first visible sign that Streetscape is starting.

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Emails made available to County Council

January 26, 2015

As instructed by Oconee County Council, the office of County Administrator Scott Moulder has made available to the five council members unredacted emails that specifically relate to a lawsuit that challenged the county’s agriculture residential zoning classification. Moulder told 96.3/WGOG NEWS this morning those emails, in binder form, were made available to the council members…

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Library trustees meet tonight!

January 26, 2015

The regular bi-monthly meeting of the board of Oconee County library trustees takes place tonight, and everyone is invited to be present for topics that will include changes to library policies and planning for the future. The trustees’ meeting takes place at 5:30 at the Seneca Library at 300 E. S. 2nd Street.

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Calendar

  • January 30, 2015Walhalla Civic Auditorium Presents Southern Fried Nuptials
  • February 1, 2015 10:00 amShellem Cline at Bethel Baptist Church Singing
  • February 5, 2015 7:00 pmHoly Spirit Encounter Conference
  • February 7, 2015 12:00 pmBenefit for Jack Norris
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