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Candidates can sign up for council today

August 26, 2013
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Two weeks of qualifying opens at the noon hour today for those interested in running for town council in Salem and the city councils in Walhalla and Westminster. Salem candidates sign up at their town hall. For the first time, those wishing to run in Walhalla and Westminster sign up at the county Registration and…

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Power line falls near Salem

August 26, 2013
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An electric power line fell to the ground at mid afternoon yesterday near Salem, on the Flat Shoals Road. 96.3/WGOG NEWS learned that to make repairs, Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative was forced to cut service to much of the Picket Post/Salem area for about two hours. Oconee Emergency Services made courtesy calls to those in…

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“This card won’t do it.”

August 26, 2013
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In the opinion of a Clemson woman, the state’s effort to devise a card to combat voter fraud is a dollar short—-actually a lot of dollars short. Eleanor Hare says South Carolina simply did not invest enough to come up with a card that can fool a counterfeiter. Hare, a member of the League of…

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City Hall hearings tonight!

August 26, 2013
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The Seneca board that regulates the city’s historic and design review districts holds hearings tonight at City Hall. They begin at 5:30 p-m. Jon Sanford seeks a certificate of appropriateness for a project at 410 S. Depot Street. Raymond and Donnie Billingsley seek a certificate at 125 Ramcat Alley.

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Libraries set holiday schedule

August 26, 2013
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Labor Day weekend will be a period of rest for Oconee library workers. The main library in Walhalla and its branches will be closed Saturday, August 31 through Monday, September 2. They’ll reopen normal time Tuesday, September 3. Though the doors will be locked, you can conduct library business online. There, you can place holds…

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Walhalla Pool gets belated opening

August 23, 2013
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Schools are back and summer is fast ending, but the Walhalla City Swimming Pool is just getting started. Word from City Hall is that Walhalla will bring back concrete pool swimming to the public next week, Thursday, August 29, when Walhalla’s will become the only city-operated swimming pool in Oconee County. It’s been a long…

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Clemson-Greenville bus service

August 23, 2013
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The distance between Clemson University and Greenville will get shorter next month when a new, weekday commuter service will connect the two locations. The university and the Greenville public transportation system are going to connect the main campus with Clemson’s instructional and research locations in Greenville and other spots across that city’s transportation system. The…

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Helicopter flight!

August 23, 2013
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The landing and take-off of a medical helicopter created noon hour crowd of onlookers today in downtown Walhalla. As it was described to 96.3/WGOG NEWS, the medical helicopter used the grass-covered lot at Main and N. Katherine as the place to pick up and transport its patient.

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Taking the attitude of not kidding yourself

August 23, 2013
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For the EPA to say it will re-consider its position on ethanol mixed with motor fuels is simply not enough in the view of an Oconee County man who continues his battle against ethanol-blended fuel. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced it will consider lowering the mandated consumption of alternative fuels. But Harry Wertheimer, a retired…

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Sheriff stresses prevention thru treatment

August 23, 2013
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Oconee narcotics officers remain on the search today for the remaining suspects in their new phase of a countywide drug sweep. In what is called phase two of “Operation Infinity,” the narcotics officers target 23 suspects wanted for various drug offenses. Phase one in April targeted 25 individuals. Anyone who heard Sheriff Mike Crenshaw on…

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