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Communication tower requested at Mtn. Rest

February 19, 2014

An Oconee regulatory authority will be asked to rule next week on whether to allow a communications tower at Mountain Rest. The county Board of Zoning Appeals has scheduled a public hearing during its 6 o’clock meeting Tuesday night, February 25 in County Council chambers at Walhalla. Verizon Wireless seeks permission to put up a…

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City Hall to remain closed for lunch

February 19, 2014

Westminster City Hall will continue to be closed for one hour to allow the office staff a lunch break. The issue has divided one city councilman from the rest of his colleagues. The council last night voted 5 to 1 in favor keeping City Hall closed 1 to 2 o’clock each weekday afternoon. Opposed was…

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Secure trash when traveling the highways

February 19, 2014

Perhaps as much or more than anyone, Tim Rice can see what’s wrong with today’s Oconee County landscape. Corp. Rice is the full-time environmental services officer for the Oconee Sheriff’s Office and, through him, county law enforcement’s assault on illegal littering is spearheaded. In a program recorded for later airing on 96.3/WGOG, Rice identified two…

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Moms group applauds defeat of “reckless” gun bill

February 19, 2014

The South Carolina chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense applauds the Senate Judiciary Committee for voting down a bill that would have allowed the open carry of firearms in public without a background check or gun safety training. That same bill, the group says, would have allowed convicted criminals to have and openly…

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Seized property on the auction block

February 19, 2014

Property seized by law enforcement in Oconee, Anderson and Pickens counties is headed for the auction block. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office has announced the auction, to be conducted by Chris Pracht Auctioneers of Anderson, begins today and will last until 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, February 25. The auction is being offered online at www.prachtauction.net and…

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DHEC OKs “disturbance permit” at GCCP

February 19, 2014

The thought of a permit to allow the moving of dirt is a delight to the Oconee County administrator. At last night’s County Council meeting, Scott Moulder announced that DHEC has approved a disturbance permit that’ll help enable Oconee County to proceed with first-phase work at its Golden Corner Commerce Park at Fair Play. According…

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Storage building fire

February 19, 2014

Fire destroyed a storage building near Seneca. A Seneca fireman says yesterday morning’s fire occurred in a building set off in the woods in the Utica area. He says the cause of that fire is undetermined.

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Senate candidate to speak in Liberty

February 19, 2014

A hopeful for the U-S Senate speaks tomorrow night in Liberty. Bill Connor has been announced as the guest speaker for the 7 o’clock meeting of the Pickens County Republican Party. It’ll be held at the Rosewood Center in Liberty.

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OC’s auditors render “clean” opinion

February 19, 2014

Oconee County’s new firm of outside auditors has rendered a clean, or un-modified opinion. And Dave Erwin, one of the auditors, says that’s the best that can be expected. He described as a good experience his firm’s collaboration with the county officials in examining and accounting for the financial records of Oconee County for the…

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Streetscape cost nearly double?

February 19, 2014

Walhalla’s Streetscape project apparently will cost more than what city leaders had anticipated, but Mayor Danny Edwards says it’s not fair to say the estimated price has risen to nearly double than what had been earlier figured. Near the end of last night’s council meeting, Edwards fielded a question from 96.3/WGOG NEWS. We asked whether…

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