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Steve Garrett getting to know Walhalla

June 24, 2014

Who was that man with the smile on his face and courteous manners as he made his way from a meal yesterday in a Walhalla restaurant? The answer: It was Steve Garrett, the new school man at Walhalla High School. Garrett, moving from Abbeville High School, is taking over as the new principal at Walhalla…

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Compelling a property owner’s appearance

June 24, 2014

The next step in how Seneca deals with a vacated house within the city’s design review district apparently will be a subpoena that compels the property owner’s appearance before the Board of Architectural Review. At its meeting last night, the board agreed to seek the subpoena to require the appearance of Brenda Knox, owner at…

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Trustees to gather for special meeting

June 24, 2014

At noon Thursday, Oconee school trustees will gather for a special meeting in Walhalla…for a dual purpose. They are to discuss and act on a tax anticipation note in the amount of $5.8 million. That’s reserved for a session open to the public and press. Afterward, the trustees intend to meet privately to consider employment…

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Vote today!

June 24, 2014

Voting takes place today in Oconee County and across South Carolina. Democrat and Republican voters are to decide run-off primaries for State Superintendent of Education and, in the case of the Republicans, Lieutenant Governor. That means voting takes place from 7 to 7 at the regular polling places countywide.

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Keowee Key landline and internet outage

June 24, 2014

A landline telephone and internet outage blankets the Keowee Key area of Oconee County, and the estimated time for restoration could be as late as Thursday morning. Scott Krein, director of Oconee County Emergency Management, says everyone should be mindful that landline phone and internet thru A-T-and-T may be out affecting Medic alert systems, fire…

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Fire burned unoccupied house

June 23, 2014

The determination of why fire burned through an old farm house near Walhalla is part of an investigation today that includes an officer of the Oconee Sheriff’s Office.  A Walhalla fire fighter told 96.3/WGOG NEWS the fire that heavily damaged 1757 Pickens Highway started in the back of the unoccupied house.  The fire fighters responded…

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Riley to return to A-COG board?

June 23, 2014

Former Seneca Councilman Ernest Riley is bidding for a new position on the policy-making board of the South Carolina Appalachian Council of Governments. A vote to decide whether Riley gets a regional board position is scheduled Friday by the A-COG board. Previously, Riley served the board as a designee of the Oconee Municipal Association, but…

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Fire UPDATE

June 23, 2014

Public safety responders were on the go this morning, in response to flames spotted coming out a house near Walhalla.  The call to 1757 Pickens Highway came at 7:09 this morning.  The house was empty and no one was hurt.  One of those responders was an investigator from the Oconee Sheriff’s Office.  An official cause…

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Plans move ahead for park sign

June 23, 2014

According to Richard Blackwell, Oconee economic development recruiter, plans are progressing toward a sign for one of the county’s new hopes to attract jobs. Blackwell says he has the design for a 19’ by 14’ sign advertising the new Oconee Industrial and Technology Park (formerly Echo Hills) on highway 11. And it’s now a matter,…

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Game-changer in Seneca!

June 23, 2014

Screens and cameras will be in place in time for tomorrow night’s public hearing and special city council meeting in Seneca. The public hearing for the new budget will precede the special council meeting and will begin at 6 o’clock at City Hall. As a way to help the public and press better follow the…

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Calendar

  • December 20, 2014 6:00 pmMountain Rest Community Club's Monthly Meeting
  • December 20, 2014 7:00 pm35th Old Fashion Christmas Pageant
  • December 21, 2014 10:30 amWelcome Wesleyan Church Holiday Meal Giveaway
  • December 21, 2014 6:00 pmChristmas Eve Worship
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