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OC’s auditors render “clean” opinion

February 19, 2014

Oconee County’s new firm of outside auditors has rendered a clean, or un-modified opinion. And Dave Erwin, one of the auditors, says that’s the best that can be expected. He described as a good experience his firm’s collaboration with the county officials in examining and accounting for the financial records of Oconee County for the…

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Streetscape cost nearly double?

February 19, 2014

Walhalla’s Streetscape project apparently will cost more than what city leaders had anticipated, but Mayor Danny Edwards says it’s not fair to say the estimated price has risen to nearly double than what had been earlier figured. Near the end of last night’s council meeting, Edwards fielded a question from 96.3/WGOG NEWS. We asked whether…

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OCC amenable to extending the lease

February 19, 2014

Oconee County councilmen are willing to extend the lease of the old courthouse building and property to developers who want to build a hotel and other commercial development there. But two of the councilmen say extending the lease six months should be a one-time extension only. A one year’s lease expired this week, and County…

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Lash civil lawsuit still alive

February 18, 2014

A circuit judge will allow a plaintiff’s attorney to go forward with depositions before he rules on a motion by the defense lawyer to throw out a civil lawsuit that arose from an unsolved 2004 homicide in Seneca. The attorney for Lloyd Lash, Stephanie Fajardo, told Judge Alex Macaulay that she wants to schedule the…

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Inabinet to take the plunge!

February 18, 2014

Seneca resident Andy Inabinet says he’ll make a trip to Walhalla to qualify today as a candidate for the open District Three seat on Oconee County Council. Once Inabinet signs up, a special GOP primary will be required in April to decide his party’s nomination. The one previous filer was Paul Cain, another Republican.

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Meeting tonight!

February 18, 2014

The February meeting of West Union Town council takes place at 6 tonight at Town Hall.

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Planning commissioners make recommendations

February 18, 2014

Seneca planning commissioners are sending recommendations to the city council to grow the city limits and make zoning changes at three other locations. One of the zoning changes is 809 E. N. 1st Street—part of a corridor which the city planner says is transitioning from homes and businesses to businesses. After last night’s hearing, the…

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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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  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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