A new week in the adventure called Streetscape

The general contractor is hopeful this will be a week of progress in the project to re-make the four-block core commercial area in downtown Walhalla. Everyone passing through or in the vicinity of the work is asked to keep safety in mind.  On Main, from Tugaloo to College, Hutch ‘N Son is preparing for the re-construction of the block.  New […]

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Duncan to vote no to lift sanctions

Congressman Jeff Duncan has announced he will vote no when the Iranian nuclear accord comes up for a vote in the House of Representatives.  Reacting last week to criticism from Duncan’s side of the aisle, Secretary of State John Kerry called “fantasy plain and simple” the idea that President Obama failed to insist on enough restraints on Iran’s nuclear program.  […]

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A replacement bookmobile

  A replacement bookmobile appears to be in the offing for the Oconee Public Library.  According to Phil Cheney, library director, there is to be discussion of replacing the 1997 bookmobile during the library board of trustees meeting this evening in Salem. Cheney gave 96.3/WGOG this statement, “We do not have details yet.  We will discuss with the trustees what […]

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Car accident fatal for Walhalla woman

An accident near Walhalla proved fatal yesterday to a 22-year old woman.  The accident, involving a small car, occurred late yesterday afternoon on Ebenezer Road near the Country Junction Road.  Coroner Karl Addis said the victim was Hannah Nichole Nation. Authorities say the accident involved a Toyota Camry that left the road.  She was first taken to the Oconee hospital […]

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Man shot dead by police officer

 A 19-year old Seneca man died last night at the scene of a police involved shooting.  The incident occurred around 8:20 in the parking lot of Hardee’s on By-Pass 123.  Coroner Karl Addis said the name of deceased is to be released later today.  Addis said, “The preliminary investigation indicates the deceased was attempting to evade a police stop in the […]

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No court Monday

A term of Common Pleas Court to begin Monday at the Oconee Courthouse has been called off.  According to Beverly Whitfield, Clerk of Court, the docket shrunk.  No court means that the jury directed to report Monday should not report after all, Whitfield told 96.3/WGOG NEWS.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Derrick Edward Holden

Derrick Edward Holden, 88, died Thursday. He was a native of England and the husband of Barbara Roach Holden. Mr. Holden owned the A.B. Custom Drapery and was a veteran of the Royal Scottish Fussiliers, having served in WWII. A private gradeside service will be held at Heritage Memorial Gardens. The family receives friends from 6-8 p-m Monday at the […]

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Mayor to decide soon

Walhalla’s first-term mayor says he will let it be known soon whether he’ll offer for a second term.  The city’s 2015 election is coming up in November, and Mayor Danny Edwards told us today he has not made up his mind 100% yet, but expects to have his decision soon.  Asked which way he is leaning, Edwards declined to say.  […]

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Nighttime work to begin at 85-385

Motorists traveling at night on I-85 in GreenvilleCounty will begin next week to see the first signs of activity on one of the largest transportation projects undertaken by the South Carolina DOT.  The work on 85, between Mauldin Road and highway 14, is to modernize the existing I-85/I-385 interchange, which currently sees 200 thousand vehicles a day.  The cost will […]

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“Oconee Campus Recommendation”

A building committee report recommending an OconeeCounty campus is on the agenda for Monday’s meeting of the area commission for Tri-CountyTechnicalCollege.  A committee representing three entities recommends the long-talked about Oconee Tech campus be built in the county’s Technology and InformationPark on highway 11.  To do that, however, requires the approval of the Tech commissioners, the Oconee County Council, and […]

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