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Wanted man turms himself in

October 22, 2014

A Seneca man wanted on multiple charges by two law enforcement agencies turned himself over to authorities yesterday and was booked into the county detention center in Walhalla.  The Sheriff’s Office filed an armed robbery charge against James Sebastian Hunter Jr. of Thomas Heights Circle, accused in an arrest affidavit of using a handgun to…

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Tigerama to kickoff Homecoming Weekend

October 22, 2014

The annual Tigerama Homecoming Pep Rally Friday night will kickoff the weekend’s 100th anniversary Homecoming celebration at ClemsonUniversity.  Tigerama is scheduled to begin at 7 p-m in Littlejohn Coliseum.  It will be preceded by a family-friendly Tigerama Tailgate at 5 o’clock on the Littlejohn Coliseum lawn.  Visitors will be able to get autographs from Clemson…

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Roundabout is a new concept for Oconee

October 22, 2014

If one life is saved, the money and the effort will be worth it. That’s the thinking of the South Carolina DOT as it goes about introducing a new concept next year to the Oconee County motoring public. Josh Makison, resident construction engineer, says in the works for accident-prone Wells Highway and Strawberry Farm Road…

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Three highway projects in the works

October 22, 2014

The South Carolina Department of Transportation has three highway improvement projects in the pipeline for 2015.  One of them will introduce a new concept for Oconee County motoring.  It’s called a roundabout and it’s on the drawing table for the accident prone intersection of Wells Highway and Strawberry Farm Road near Seneca.  Not far away…

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Clearing up a misconception

October 22, 2014

At the start of last night meeting, Oconee County Administrator Scott Moulder took a few minutes to clarify and try to clear up confusion over whether a one cent increase in the local sales tax, should it pass the November referendum, will apply to the purchase of groceries. It will not, Moulder said. Confusion arose,…

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Auditor: Walhalla’s books in order

October 22, 2014

2013-14 was “a very good year” in the estimation of Walhalla’s auditor. Certified public accountant Jason White delivered a report last night to the mayor and council that the city’s general fund realized $178 thousand above expenses. According to White, the city was able to accomplish its financial standing with the help of a $391…

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Reslution approved after call to order

October 22, 2014

In light of the state’s lack of money to repair roads and bridges, is it fair to prod the state legislature to fund a financial commitment to local government? It was an issue raised last night as District Two’s Wayne McCall voted against a resolution aimed to increase the county’s Local Government Fund from state…

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Another reprieve for the Courthouse Inn developers

October 22, 2014

Oconee County Council has given the Courthouse Inn developers until next month to secure the elusive financial commitment that separates them from developing the old courthouse into a boutique hotel. Last night the council had hoped for such assurance in writing. Instead it heard developer Jim Carswell say he and his partner, John Powell, have…

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Council takes 3-2 votes

October 22, 2014

Votes of three in favor, two against proved to be the norm during last night’s Oconee County Council meeting. Division showed in the ranks of the councilmen in a handful of major issues. By one-vote margins, the council gave the second of three required readings to an ordinance to cover all county employees who are…

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Crime scene investigation

October 21, 2014

Officers this afternoon are reported sifting through trash at one of Oconee’s manned convenience centers. According to a caller to 96.3/WGOG, the officers appear to be interested in something or some things that may have been thrown into one of the bins at the Five Forks convenience center, between Walhalla and Westminster. It’s believed they’ve…

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Calendar

  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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