Disappointed Walhalla councilman

Walhalla Councilman David Underwood admits he’s disappointed that he did not receive Mayor Danny Edwards’ appointment as the city’s new mayor pro-tem.  At this week’s meeting, Edwards made new committee assignments and announced Jennifer Crawford as mayor pro-tem, succeeding Tjay Bagwell.  Underwood told 101.7/WGOG NEWS Crawford is an asset to city government, but he thought his top finish in the […]

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Multiple charges against Oconeean

By this morning, Oconee County resident Joshua Scott Ivester remained in jail—under a combined surety bond amounting to $118 thousand.  The Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest yesterday of 31-year old Ivester on charges of larceny and breaking into motor vehicles.   An arrest affidavit naming Ivester accuses him of stealing a golf cart, valued at 25-hundred dollars.  According to the Sheriff’s […]

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A 101.7/WGOG NEWS correction

This reporter mis-stated the amount of reward that is possible for whoever might provide the right information that leads to solving the case of Christmas decoration vandalism at Seneca’s Norton-Thompson Park.  This week we incorrectly stated that a $2 thousand reward had been posted.  We should have said there’s the potential for a reward of up to $2 thousand.  That […]

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Tree committee recommendations accepted

Walhalla City Council accepted a committee’s plan to fill the four-block downtown area with oak and maple trees.  Up to 40 trees are going to cost $24 thousand.  The city is attempting to deflect the costs of those trees with donations and contributions, which will include $5 thousand from the Oktoberfest Committee.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Demolition of block to start after Christmas

Christmas 2015 will pass before workers start the demolition of one side of a Walhalla Streetscape block   Contractor Hutch ‘N Son has announced, “Our plans are not to demo the block between Spring and Ann on the South side until after Christmas.”  Meantime, work planned today includes the demolition of asphalt and concrete in the center of the Main Street […]

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Offer accepted by Westminster to settle litigation

Westminster has accepted an offer to settle its litigation against its former bank—-a case that involved a former city police chief.  Jeff Lord, city administrator, says the city council last night accepted an offer of $100 thousand from First Citizens to settle last January’s lawsuit in which the bank and former Chief of Police Scott Bannister were named defendants.  Lord […]

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Helen Rholetter Moore

Helen Rholetter Moore, 88, of 460 Highlands Hwy., Walhalla died Monday at her home.  She was the widow of Charles Ray Moore.  The funeral will be 2 pm Friday at Rocky Knoll Baptist Church, with burial to follow in Oconee Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 6-8 pm Thursday at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers accepted.  Memorials may be made […]

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Dexter renews call for state funding

Reg Dexter renewed his quest last night to extract a promise from state lawmakers to fully fund the Local Government Fund.  The District Five councilman says the state has an additional $1.2 billion dollars in money.  He has accused the state of failing to live up to an aid to local government commitment that costs county residents.  But it’s a […]

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County vehicles to depict “Destination Oconee”

All but one member of Oconee County Council appears satisfied with including the words “Destination Oconee” as part of the logos displayed by county vehicles—-as long as the county’s seal remains unchanged.  And that’s how the matter was left last night after County Administrator Scott Moulder said he had he called at least a temporary halt to re-marking the county’s […]

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