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New drug sweep underway!

November 13, 2014

The scourge of drugs is under attack today in one Oconee County municipality. The police are attempting to sweep drug dealers from the streets of Seneca. Chief John Covington issued this statement to 96.3/WGOG NEWS: “We have kicked off another sweep of drug dealers to be arrested as of 7 am this morning. Our officers…

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Probate Judge readies for same-sex marriage requests

November 13, 2014

Unless there’s another stay, the office of Oconee Probate Judge next week will start to accept applications from same-sex couples to marry. And the staff at the office of Judge Kenny Johns today began working on a revised form to facilitate such applications. Johns anticipates Attorney General Alan Wilson will appeal yesterday’s ruling by a…

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At the new Walhalla High, space won’t be an issue

November 13, 2014

At this point Oconee School District has no specific expectations for additional student enrollment at the new Walhalla High School from outside the Walhalla attendance area. But, if some of those out of attendance area students want to enroll in a new high school, they and their families are free to make that decision under…

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Financial commitment sought to expansd bus service

November 13, 2014

Oconee County’s transit advisory task force held several meetings for study and talk. It’s now time for the task force to send its recommendations to the county council. Tuesday night council will be asked to make a financial commitment to expand Clemson Area Transit service to Walhalla and Westminster. The task force seeks funding for…

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Clemson students make films of historic Appalachian community

November 13, 2014

Clemson students will showcase their original video productions on Saturday of a small Appalachian community in PickensCounty known as Liberia—founded by freed salves after the Civil War and which remains occupied by their descendants nearly two centuries later.  The films were shot during the October 2013 SoapstoneBaptistChurch fish fry, a monthly fundraising event. “The church…

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After referendum failure, where Salem turns next

November 13, 2014

At this week’s meeting of the Salem Town Council, there was discussion of the failure of last week’s countywide referendum which, if passed, would have benefited the Salem area in a couple of projects. Clerk-Treasurer Kim Alexander says her town will now consider other options, including grant applications, to help attract growth in the northern…

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Museum project A-OK with Seneca regulatory board

November 13, 2014

After the architect made changes, the plans for a new Seneca museum received approval last night from a city regulatory board.  After a short hearing, at which no one voiced any opposition, the Board of Architectural Review approved a certificate of appropriateness for the BerthaLeeStricklandCulturalMuseum at 208-210 W. S. 2nd Street.  Board member Dr. John…

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University president speaks this morning

November 13, 2014

The president of Anderson University, Dr. Evans Whitaker, makes a public talk this morning in Oconee County. Whitaker will be the guest speaker for this morning’s 8 o’clock business meeting forum of the Oconee Economic Alliance. The meeting takes place at Thrift Development near Seneca, and everyone is invited.

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Chimney fire season

November 12, 2014

Today was a shirt-sleeve day outdoors. But if the forecasts ring true Oconeeans and the rest of the Southeast will be bundling up this weekend. And, to ward off a temperature drop of 30 or more degrees, many Oconeeans for the first time this season will strike the match to a woodstove or a fireplace…

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Northeast Georgia hospital in crisis

November 12, 2014

The Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center at Lavonia, Georgia is in financial crisis, and the county of Franklin is coming to its aid. Two years after its grand opening, the hospital is in a crisis so severe that it can’t make its next bond payment, due December 1. According to Lavonia’s WLHR, it now falls…

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Calendar

  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
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