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Marryin’ judge eyes a new venue

September 20, 2014

Oconee County’s official marrying judge may have taken a back row position during Saturday’s crowded dedication of Walhalla’s Old St. John’s Meeting House, but he heeded the advice of another jurist who keynoted the ceremony. Circuit Judge Alex Macaulay suggested that, at least occasionally, Probate Judge Kenny Johns should leave his office at Pine Street…

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Celebration opens Old St. John’s

September 20, 2014

A celebration Saturday morning made official Walhalla’s latest destination attraction. An open house and dedication allowed for the opening of Old St. John’s Meeting House on the grounds at Kaufman Square. Once an Episcopalian church, Old St. John’s has been transformed into a meeting venue and, as the dedication speaker noted, it’s to be a…

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Testimony to resume September 29

September 19, 2014

The jury at Oconee Common Pleas Court heard testimony from Russell Reynolds III, son of the late Dorothy Reynolds. It appears that when testimony picks back up again Monday, September 29 the case will then switch to the defense. For nearly two weeks, the jury heard plaintiff’s witnesses in the case of alleged medical malpractice…

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Marvin Carmichael tio rejoin Oconee job-creation efforts

September 19, 2014

Oconee County is re-associating itself with a top Clemson University official as a way to better its chances at economic development. The board of Oconee Economic Alliance today voted to allow Marvin Carmichael to serve as an ex-officio member. Carmichael, chief of staff at Clemson University, served as a commissioner of the former economic development…

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Main Street rally to wish the Razors well

September 19, 2014

All fans of Walhalla’s football Razorbacks are urged to line Main Street at 5:30 this evening as a way to wish the Razors well on their trip down 28 to meet the Seneca Bobcats. Razorback fans are asked to bring signs and cheer the team off. Tonight’s game can be heard on 96.3/WGOG.

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Not giiving up on Covidien

September 19, 2014

It’s one thing for a company to say it will move part of its business to Central America, it’s another to be able to pull it off. And pulling it off apparently is something in the way of Covidien from closing its plant near Seneca and moving the business to Costa Rica. At this morning’s…

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“2015 is going to look good”

September 19, 2014

For a couple of months, there has been ebb and flow in the Oconee County jobless rate—-6.7% in July to 7.3% in August, the last month for which the state reports figures. But Richard Blackwell predicts the local job picture will get better by year’s end and during 2015. Economic development recruiter Blackwell indicated to…

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Seneca crimes and mishaps early today

September 19, 2014

The police in Seneca are looking for a robber this morning. The holdup took place around 3:30 at the Plez-U convenience store on S. Oak Street. No one hurt. Capt. Robert Tribble says a nearby incident of malicious damage is being evaluated to determine if it has a connection with the robbery. The police also…

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Judge to rule on bond request

September 19, 2014

The 10th Circuit Solicitor’s office and other parties in the case are awaiting a judge’s ruling on a renewed bond request for an Oconee County murder defendant. Judge Mark Hayes took under advisement yesterday’s request to set bond for Joshua Randall Ferguson, charged with murder in 2013 of Charles Benson Cantrell. The body was found…

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Flags half-staff today

September 19, 2014

At the request of Governor Haley, flags are to be flown half-staff today to observe POW/MIA Recognition Day.

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Calendar

  • September 21, 2014 1:00 pmFamily of John Wesley and Rachel Jane Smith Reunion
  • September 21, 2014 4:00 pmEbenezer Baptist Church Baby Contest
  • September 23, 2014 9:00 amSafe Harbor Invitational Golf Tournament
  • September 27, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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