Cain succeeds McCall

Paul Cain succeeds Wayne McCall as chairman of the Oconee County Council.  Cain, the young Senea lawyer, was elected by acclamation in place of McCall, who chose not to offer for re-election.  Cain also ascended to the chairmanship of the council’s budget and finance committee, although last year’s chairwoman, Edda Cammick, voted against Cain.  The council was more divided on […]

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A new hizzoner in Westminster

Brian Ramey recited the oath of office as given by the city attorney this afternoon and became the new mayor of Westminster.  He immediately announced a celebration event later this evening.  Ramey and two the three candidates elected to the city council were also sworn into office.  Like Ramey, Susan Ramey and Ronald Dotson are starting four-year terms in office. […]

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Workers needed for next month’s primaries

Election workers are needed to help Oconee stage next month’s Presidential primary elections.  The primaries take place February 20 and 27.  The office of Oconee Registration and Election urges you to show your patriotism and get paid for it. ·        Training classes begin next week so call the Office of VR and Elections ASAP if you are interested! ·        Must […]

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George Donald Henry

George Donald Henry, 80, of Social Circle, Georgia, Oconee native, died Thursday.  He was the husband of Patricia Ann Henry.  A memorial service will be 2 pm Saturday at Davenport Funeral Home.  The family receives friends Saturday from 12:30-1:30 pm, prior to the service, at Davenport Funeral Home.  In place of flowers, memorials may be made to Open Door Baptist […]

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Mayor Cook will be Arizona-bound

J-C Cook saw the Clemson Tigers win the national championship in 1981, and 35 years later he’s not going to miss the chance to see that happen a second time.  So, Cook, now the mayor of Clemson, will be one of the many Tiger fans boarding planes this week to fly to the Phoenix area.  Cook these days finds himself […]

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Change at the top of Oconee Planning Commission

The gavel at Oconee Planning Commission is in new hands.  During its first 2016 meeting, the commissioners last night elected David Ownbey chairman in place of Gwen McPhail.  Ownbey and McPhail contested for the position, decided by a vote of the commission.  In a second vote, William Childress defeated McPhail for the position of vice chair. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Meeting date adjusted

The annual members meeting of the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority, originally planned for Monday night, January 11, has now been announced for the night of January 25.  101.7/WGOG NEWS has been told that several commissioners have simply said that, on the night of the national title game, they won’t be available to meet. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Too cold to pour concrete

Sub-freezing temperatures make this day impossible to pour concrete, as part of the Walhalla Streetscape.  The contractor says other work will be done, including electrical conduit and the completion of a waterline between Ann and Spring on the south side of Main Street. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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So they don’t miss one play of the game!

The start time for next Monday’s meeting of the Oconee school trustees has been moved forward one hour, to 5 in the afternoon.  The reason?  So, the trustees can be better positioned to have finished their duties in order to get in front of a TV set for the Clemson-Alabama national championship game. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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