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Mendel Stone re-niominated

March 11, 2015

The prospects look good for South Union community’s Mendel Stone to be returned to a seat on the board of directors of the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative. At a nomination meeting Monday, Stone’s name was the only one offered for the seat representing Oconee County. Fifty-six members of the Co-Op attended the nomination meeting. As…

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You can be the first Miss Oconee Belle

March 11, 2015

Those organizing a first-ever Oconee pageant feel certain that there are several young ladies in the county who would like to compete for the title of Miss Oconee Belle. The deadline to enter has been extended until noon Friday. If interested, contact the office of the Greater Walhalla Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Ferris wheel and swing added to Seneca Fest

March 11, 2015

Seneca has approved spending $8 thousand to bring in a ferris wheel and a swing for Seneca Fest, the city’s Memorial Day weekend celebration. The mayor and council approved the expenditure as proposed last night by their events coordinator, Riley Johnson. The ferris wheel and a swing rides will be erected on the grounds of…

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Property donated for Seneca park

March 11, 2015

After a short private meeting last night, Seneca City Council accepted the donation of one acre on East North First Street for the development of a new city park. The property donated belonged to the group KTC Associates. One of its representatives, John Adams, was seated in last night’s audience. Ed Halbig, planning and community…

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A safe place to finish an internet deal

March 10, 2015

Oconee Sheriff’s Office, along with all five municipal police departments in the county (Salem, Seneca, Walhalla, Westminster, and West Union) will allow their parking lots to finish transactions that private parties initiate over the internet. “The Sheriff’s Office and the police departments in Oconee County recommend that you conduct the transaction portions of your internet…

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DEHEC addresses Westminster water violation

March 10, 2015

DHEC is requiring Westminster to submit a corrective action plan to address a violation of the state’s drinking water regulations. The violation was uncovered last summer, but the corrective plan of action is a matter to be considered Thursday during a meeting of the board of the Department of Health and Environmental Control. The plan…

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New arrivals for the family of Andrew and Abby Evatt

March 10, 2015

Andrew Evatt may be stationed in the army across the country, but he still considers Oconee County his home. Sgt. Evatt and his wife, Abby, are counting their blessings. Identical twins Brody and Jackson Evatt were born to the Evatts last Thursday at Fort Lewis, Washington. Sgt. Evatt’s father, Mike Evatt, is the proud grandfather…

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A top-performing micropolitan

March 10, 2015

The Seneca micropolitan area, which takes in all of Oconee County, was recently ranked the top performing micropolitan in South Carolina and eighth overall in the country. There are 576 micropolitan areas and those are defined by having an urban core of at least 10,000 residents but no more than 50 thousand in population. Site…

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Thorsland: “It’s just the way we do business”

March 10, 2015

From time to time, questions arise as to just what purpose Oconee public school credit cards are being used. But the district’s top officials say the use of the credit cards by individual schools and individual school personnel is carefully monitored. District policy allows the cards to be used for purchases under $2,500 dollars. Dr.…

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Westminster house fire

March 10, 2015

A house fire early this morning in Westminster. 96.3/WGOG NEWS has been told the fire occurred around 2:30 this morning in a home at 112 Oak Street in the vicinity of E. Main Street.  Lt. Michael Smith says the city police are helping the fire department in the investigation of the fire, and he said…

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  • July 31, 2015 5:00 pmChristmas in July to support Heath's Haven
  • July 31, 2015 7:00 pmConservation Theory in Concert
  • July 31, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • August 2, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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