Opportunity for a high school diploma

In only a few days, a window of opportunity closes on a special opportunity to help South Carolinians in need of a high school diploma.  The provisions of Act 155 qualify former students who missed getting diplomas because they failed one or both portions of the now-abolished South Carolina exit exam.  But Steve Hanvey, Oconee School District administrator, Act 155 […]

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Woman’s Club gets boost from City Hall

A grant of $500 dollars is being recommended to help the Seneca Woman’s Club stage a quilt show next month at the Historic Ballenger House.  The money, in the form of a grant from Seneca’s “A-TAX” Committee, represents proceeds from an accommodations tax paid by visitors to the city.  The committee governing that fund met yesterday at City Hall approved […]

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Four arrested in Tokeena-Crossroads traffic stop

An early morning traffic stop in the rural southern Oconee area of Tokeena-Crossroads sent four people to jail on charges that included drug offenses, possession of a stolen vehicle, and providing false information to a law enforcement officer.  The four displayed addresses in Seneca, Pendleton, La France, and Milledgeville, Georgia.  They were booked into the county detention center between 2:15 […]

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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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