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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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Seneca to negotiate anew

August 27, 2014

Seneca’s mayor and council are being told it’s time to start to negotiate a new wholesale electric contract for the city. The negotiations determine how much Seneca will pay for its future electric power supply and, in the end, how much its retail customers will also pay. The current contract, with the Southern Company, expires…

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Decision on group home expansion delayed 2nd time

August 27, 2014

An Oconee regulatory board, for a second time, delayed a decision on whether Whetstone Academy in Mountain Rest may expand its quarters to help troubled boys of middle school age. There is opposition from neighbors to the private school’s plans to increase its capacity to 32 students. Last night Gary Littlefield, member of the board…

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Seneca loses 200 thousand gallons of water

August 27, 2014

A water line gave way near Seneca and now a new patch of asphalt covers highway 28 north of Parkway Products—to show where the crews of Light and Water made their repairs early yesterday morning. Bob Faires, utilities superintendent, says the mishap cost Seneca about 200 thousand gallons of water. Faires described what happened as…

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Calendar

  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
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