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Former nursing home administrator on stand

September 16, 2014

As a witness for the plaintiff, a former administrator of Seneca Health and Rehabilitation took the stand this afternoon in the Common Pleas courtroom. At the start of her testimony, Pamela Smith of Seneca was answering questions about her time as administrator and about the chain of command within the national nursing home company called…

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Buell receives suspended prison sentence

September 16, 2014

A relationship that a young man formed on an Oconee school field trip with an underage girl led him down the wrong path and, for that, Tyler Garner Buell apologized today in the General Sessions Court. The court allowed Buell to plead guilty to a reduced charge of assault and battery second degree. Judge Mark…

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Public meetings ahead on capital sales tax vote

September 16, 2014

At least two information meetings are set in advance of the November capital sales tax referendum in Oconee County. Scott Moulder, county administrator, will be among leaders who will address the public on two occasions. The first meeting will be 9 o’clock Friday morning, September 26 at the Walhalla Civic Auditorium. The second one, 5…

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Special West Union meeting

September 16, 2014

Councilman-elect Doug Moore takes the oath of office during a 6 o’clock meeting of the West Union Town Council. At this special meeting, the mayor and council also receive “presentation of candidate for Police Chief.” West Union’s only two officers are resigning and are in the process of working notices.

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Car accident in Long Creek

September 16, 2014

State troopers reported roadway blocked this morning at Long Creek–the result of a car accident at U-S 76 and the Brasstown Road.  A report to 96.3/WGOG NEWS indicates two cars were involved–one of which wound up turned over in a ditch.  Long Creek Fire Department is among the responders to the accident at 9:39 a-m.

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Celebrate our nation’s founding document

September 16, 2014

Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 17, is the day for Americans to pause to reflect on the worthiness of the document that founded the nation. Tomorrow is Constitution Day, and the American Bar Association urges all Americans to learn more about the legacy of the U-S Constitution. ABA President William Hubbard, a South Carolina lawyer, says, “Let’s…

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Tax increase opponent Britt Adams

September 16, 2014

Phil Cheney can carry a tune, and he’s hoping that Oconee voters will buy into the refrain in his library song and say yes to the proposition of building new libraries in Oconee County. Seneca’s Britt Adams, however, is not one of those. He is against tax increases. In fact, the leader of the group…

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Reports of suspicious man leads to arrest

September 16, 2014

Reports of a suspicious person in a West Union neighborhood late Sunday night led to an arrest by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office.  Deputies found a man on Dutch Fork Road who claimed he was looking for his employer and was there on Dutch Fork Road to mow grass.  The homeowner said he did not know…

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Judge allows defense witness testimony

September 15, 2014

The plaintiff side in a civil court trial in Walhalla continues to call witnesses, but the judge today allowed the defense to present a witness out of order.  The Common Pleas jury heard Dr. Amy Garcia, who practices internal medicine and wound care, at the request of the defense for Sava Senior Care, also known…

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Second candidate for Walhalla Council

September 15, 2014

A second candidate has filed to run for a vacant Walhalla City Council seat.   Barber Chris Grant has joined retired businessman Lamar Bailes as the candidates so far for the seat that opened with the death of Kathy Rogers.  The qualifying deadline to run in the special November 18 election is a week from…

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  • September 20, 2014John W. Gibson Reunion
  • September 20, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale Fundraiser
  • September 20, 2014 8:00 amGolf Tournament to Benefit Juvenal Diabetes Research in Honor of Page Holcombe
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