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House overrides library bill veto

August 29, 2014

The House of Representatives this week overrode Governor Haley’s veto of a bill that applies criminal penalties to people who enter public libraries after having been warned not to enter. Phil Cheney, director of Oconee public libraries, says it’s a bill to root out those who misbehave and spoil the library experience for others. And…

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Rosemary Bailes touts events manager

August 29, 2014

Seneca has one. Maybe now it’s time for Oconee County. Rosemary Bailes, in her capacity as the chairwoman of the Oconee A-Tax Commission, said yesterday, “The handwriting is on the wall that tourism will be a big part of Oconee County’s economic survival.” The commissioners yesterday recommended the distribution of nearly $30 thousand worth of…

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Wayne McCall remembers Kathy Rogers

August 29, 2014

Wayne McCall pays tribute to the late Kathy Rogers!  On 96.3/WGOG NEWS today McCall, an Oconee County councilman, remembers Rogers for talents as a beach music vocalist–and how her performances succeeded to raise money for the American Red Cross.

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Governor candidate to campaign in Walhalla

August 29, 2014

Republican Independent Tom Ervin brings his campaign for South Carolina Governor to Oconee County next week. Ervin plans to speak to the public about his intentions at the Palmetto Sweets restaurant from 7:30 to 9 Tuesday morning in Walhalla. His campaign spokeswoman says the Walhalla visit is one of 23 town hall meetings the candidate…

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Environmental steward David Cohen

August 29, 2014

A 27-year old Georgia native is spending his work summer alone in the wilds of the national forest in Oconee. That’s where David Cohen is camping and serving as a steward in the vicinity of the Chattooga River and one of Oconee County and South Carolina’s landmarks—Ellicott’s Rock. Cohen is there as part of a…

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Georgia wreck victim now jailed in Oconee

August 27, 2014

A Georgia man injured in a motorcycle accident in his home state and flown to a Tennessee hospital is now in the Oconee County jail, where he faces charges dating back nine years. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office identifies the arrested man as Gregory Wendell Rutledge, a 53-year old resident of Chatsworth, Georgia. Oconee deputies went…

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Walhalla meeting termed “productive”

August 27, 2014

The chairwoman of a special Walhalla committee calls last night’s meeting productive and says her committee will present a recommendation next week to the city council. At the request of Mayor Edwards, Councilwoman Jennifer Crawford convened a meeting of interested parties to resolve questions and concerns over Oktoberfest changes proposed by the chamber of commerce.…

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Events coordinator thinks big

August 27, 2014

At Seneca, the city’s events coordinator is thinking big. Riley Johnson told a committee meeting this morning at City Hall that he’s laying the groundwork to potentially qualify Seneca’s one-half marathon as an official qualifier for the Boston Marathon. There are a lot of hoops to clear before attaining such a designation, but Johnson has…

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Police seizeure and arrests

August 27, 2014

The police in Westminster say a traffic stop Monday evening on highway 24 near E. Main Street resulted in arrests and the seizure of cash and drug-like items. According to Chief Dean Awalt, three North Carolina residents were arrested. The police say they stopped a van for failing to use a required turn signal and…

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Seneca leaders see drawing for utilities warehouse

August 27, 2014

Seneca leaders were shown last night a drawing for a new Light and Water warehouse and facility. The warehouse facility is proposed at the rear of City Hall on a block of North Walnut—between 2 and 3rd streets. Utilities superintendent Bob Faires said, as planned, the facility won’t be as elaborate or expensive as the…

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  • May 31, 2015 7:00 pmSpring Revival at Flat Shoals Baptist Church
  • June 3, 2015 3:00 pmWestminster Recreation Department Fall Sports Registration
  • June 4, 2015 3:00 pmWestminster Recreation Department Fall Sports Registration
  • June 5, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
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