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Dates set for the 35th Oktoberfest

August 7, 2013
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The dates are set for Walhalla to stage its 35th Oktoberfest—an annual celebration of the County Seat’s Germanic roots. Vanessa Penton of the Greater Walhalla Chamber of Commerce this week announced the 2013 Oktoberfest weekend for October 18, 19, and 20. And Mayor Danny Edwards said last night that, in deference to the busy activity…

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Hydrants key to lower ISO

August 7, 2013
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The Walhalla fire chief says hydrants are the key to qualifying homeowners for lower insurance rates. And Chief Doug Kelley inquired of the city’s elected leaders last night whether they would be willing to approve the necessary funds to place new hydrants within the un-incorporated sections of their fire protection district. According to Kelley, it…

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A thorough soaking—again!

August 7, 2013
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Parts of 96.3/WGOG land came in for another thorough soaking courtesy of a thunder and lightning storm that arrived shortly before 8:30 last night. The area remained under a flood warning until 12:30 this morning. The rain created flooding conditions on parts of the Shiloh and Davis Creek roads near Seneca. Crews were called to…

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Councilwoman to seek second term

August 7, 2013
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A Walhalla councilwoman confirmed her plan last night to seek a second term in office November 5. When qualifying opens this month, Jennifer Crawford says she’ll be among the candidates for one of three available seats. Crawford is completing a two-year term. Should she be re-elected, she’ll get to serve four years, under Walhalla’s recently-adopted…

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Insurance policies cover Sumter crime victims

August 6, 2013
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From a financial standpoint, the Sumter team in the Dixie Boys World Series in Seneca should be made whole for its equipment lost to thieves outside its motel. Rick Lacey, Seneca Recreation Director and city host to the visiting teams, says Sumter can benefit from multiple insurance policies. “The Dixie program also has insurance for…

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Expanded jury pool for August 26

August 6, 2013
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A larger than normal jury pool is being summoned for this month’s Oconee General Sessions Court. A court officer has confirmed to 96.3/WGOG NEWS as many as 250 Oconeeans are being called for potential jury duty the week of August 26-30. It’s that week, for which there are indications, that the State will call the…

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Man’s quest against drug paraphernalia

August 6, 2013
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Frankie Pearson may have lost his bid last year to win a seat on Oconee County Council, but an issue that stretches beyond the election is a chance for him to solve a community problem. It’s the problem of the legal sale of items used to facilitate illegal drug use. Pearson started in Westminster to…

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“Just bear with us,” the mayor asks

August 6, 2013
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Mayor Danny Edwards says life-long Walhallans tell him the city swimming pool has never looked so good. The problem now, however, is to wait for the final OKs before re-opening the pool on what at least is to be an abbreviated 2013 schedule. At a meeting of Partners for Progress, Edwards last night made this…

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Oconee deputies take training

August 6, 2013
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Three Oconee deputies have trained for certification in the National Child Passenger Safety Certification program. Road patrol deputy Aaron Hanks, Victim’s Advocate Vickie Bottoms, and Public Information Officer Jimmy Watt trained two days last month at the Easley campus of Tri-County Technical College. The classes were taught in cooperation with DHEC, Safe Kids Upstate, the…

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Big doins’ in Walhalla

August 6, 2013
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A businessman at a Walhalla meeting shared details of his hopes for converting the county’s former courthouse into a boutique hotel. It would be the kind of lodging facility attractive to those weary of chain facilities. But Jim Carswell admitted he and his partner, John Powell, face the hurdle of finding a lender to build…

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