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Hart County says no to PRWD

February 18, 2014

An Oconee-based water utility will have to look elsewhere for help withdrawing water from Lake Hartwell. WLHR Lake Hartwell Radio reports the members of the Hart County, Georgia Water and Sewer Authority voted 5-0 last night against Oakway-based Pioneer Rural Water District’s request to piggyback onto Hart’s Army Corps of Engineer’s permit. As Hugh Holland,…

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Whitmire to defer to local school honchos

February 18, 2014

On the question of whether to forgive school days lost to bad weather, a state lawmaker says he’s going to defer to Oconee County school authorities. However, Bill Whitmire of Walhalla, as the House District One representative, voted yea when it came to a resolution that would allow public schools to waive bringing students back…

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Graham: on health care and OMC-GHS

February 18, 2014

What does a U-S senator who lives in Oconee County think of the potential for the county to see its local hospital merge into some kind of an affiliation with a larger out of county health care provider? Well, if you are Senator Lindsey Graham, there’s a bottom line to health care in the 21st…

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Some questions answered, some answers unknown

February 18, 2014

In a sit-down interview recorded yesterday, the president/CEO at Oconee Medical Center addressed for 96.3/WGOG NEWS rumors of an employee down-sizing in the wake of the announcement of the start of talks with a Greenville-based health care organization. And OMC’s Jeanne Ward also responded to another continual rumor in the community that, rather than an…

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Distracted driving law proposed in OC

February 17, 2014

Oconee’s second-year sheriff intends to ask the County Council for a county-wide law that forbids distracted driving. And it won’t cover simply texting and driving. It’ll require hand-free cell phone use while a vehicle is in motion. Sheriff Crenshaw gave details today of the ordinance that he has drafted, and the details are being aired…

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Sen. Graham now a Paul Harris Fellow

February 17, 2014

Lindsey Graham’s job in Washington prevents him from attending meetings of the Walhalla Rotary Club. But since his days as a Walhalla lawyer more than 20 years ago, Senator Graham has been a dues-paying member of the club. And today the club took time in Graham’s presence to award their distinguished member an award emblematic…

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CU re-accredited!

February 17, 2014

Clemson University has been re-accredited for the next 10 years by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges. After a two-year university self-study and site visit, the commission accredited Clemson to continue awarding bachelor’s, master’s education specialist and doctoral degrees. “This confirms that Clemson University‘s basic academic standards are in place and…

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Officials remove children from Seneca home

February 17, 2014

The police say three small Seneca children have been removed from their home as part of a police and social services investigation. That investigation produced neglect charges against Tiffany Lynn Payne, a 25 year old mother. The police say the three children, all under the age of 10 years old, have been removed from Payne’s…

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Herschel Walker brings talent show to Toccoa

February 17, 2014

Former football star and now businessman Herschel Walker late one night googled talent videos, and it occurred to him that the performers receive no monetary support even though their submissions get plenty of hits on the computer. That gave Walker an idea to showcase talent from some of America’s smallest towns—such as Toccoa in his…

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UPDATE: Pickup strikes home

February 17, 2014

A pickup went out of control struck a Walhalla home, a trash can, and wound up on top of a concrete retaining wall that separates the house from a neighboring home. No one was hurt, but the police say the damage estimate at 13 Ballenger Street is $9,500. Chief Ronald Wilbanks says a blue Ford…

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Calendar

  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
  • October 26, 2014 4:00 pmReturn Baptist Church's Community Wide Trunk or Treat Fall Festival
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