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Conway jurist to preside next week in OC

October 22, 2013
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An at-large jurist from coastal South Carolina presides next week over what’s believed to be his first circuit court session in Oconee County. Judge Larry Hyman Jr. of Conway will bang the gavel for the start of another week of General Sessions Court in Walhalla. Hyman is 64 and has served as South Carolina’s At-Large…

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Walhalla to benefit no matter, says Bagwell

October 22, 2013
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Tjay Bagwell may have his own preferred concept for a Walhalla downtown Streetscape. But the mayor pro-tem said this afternoon no matter which of four plans is chosen, his city is going to benefit. “I have talked to many people up and down Main Street. We specifically requested a few folks from our steering committee…

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A date of importance to Sales Tax Commission

October 22, 2013
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Oconee’s Capital Project Sales Tax commissioners are drawing attention to an important day early next year. It’s the date January 15, 2014. Any group wishing to benefit from the proceeds from a one-cent local sales tax will be required by the date to have submitted an official application. The recently appointed commissioners this afternoon held…

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Weekend party “completely out of control”

October 22, 2013
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Answering a noise complaint, Oconee sheriff’s officers say they shut down a large weekend party “completely out control” and arrested four young men on the charges of disorderly conduct. The party to which the deputies brought a halt took place on Seneca River Road near Martin Creek Road. The officers were called around 12:30 Sunday…

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A second bookstore venture for Trish Lightweis

October 22, 2013
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The co-owner of Oconee’s only remaining book store is partnering with to two Greenville residents to open a new book store in that city’s downtown. Trish Lightweis and her partners have a name for their project, but an exact downtown Greenville location to be determined later. “The biggest stumbling block that we have at this…

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What others say about us!

October 22, 2013
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Oconee’s Mountain Lakes CVB plays host today to a pair of travel writers from Great Britain. Newspaper writers Bert Walsh and Matt Minshull are in Oconee County today through an arrangement with the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. And their local host, Ken Sloan of the Mountain Lakes CVB, takes Walsh and…

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West Union council accepts mayor’s apology

October 22, 2013
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West Union has released a statement as the result of the controversy that surrounds a posting by its mayor on her Facebook page. Here is the statement, as released today to 96.3/WGOG NEWS at the Town Hall: “The Town of West Union Town Council met on Friday, October 18, 2013 and accepted Mayor Linda Oliver’s…

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Spray-painted images of Walhalla Streetscape

October 22, 2013
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A new way to imagine what Walhalla Streetscape could look like is available for viewing on the grounds of City Hall. Mayor Pro-tem Tjay Bagwell says he will be there from noon to 2 o’clock this afternoon to explain for anyone interested the spray-painted images from three of the four concepts proposed this month by…

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Food and shelter funds available thru United Way

October 22, 2013
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Oconee County has been chosen to receive $29,264 in federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program Phase 31 of FEMA—the Federal Emergency and Management Agency. The local board of directors for the emergency food and shelter program will meet to determine how the funds awarded to Oconee are to be distributed…

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Oconeean sentenced on child porn charges

October 22, 2013
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A 42-year old Seneca man, Hollis Frenchman Gray Jr., has been sent to federal prison for one year and nine months after being sentenced yesterday for possession of child pornography. Judge Henry Herlong Jr. passed sentence yesterday in U-S District Court at Greenville. According to an announcement by the U-S Attorney’s Office, evidence established that…

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