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Let’s hope Santa doesn’t mind the rain

December 5, 2013

The annual Westminster Christmas Parade is planned for 6 o’clock tonight. One of the units in the parade will consist of the members of the newly-formed Walhalla Fire Department’s Explorers Post. The members are youngsters who are learning about fire fighting and fire protection. And Walhalla Chief Doug Kelley hopes the experience will whet their…

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Limited Government groups meets tonight

December 5, 2013

The group Limited Government for Oconee meets at 6 tonight at 2036 Sandifer Boulevard near the Schneider Electric Plant. According to Donna Linsin, “Our current project is working toward stopping the proposed 1% Capital Project Sales Tax.” The public is welcome to attend.

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Bond set for arrested Greenville man

December 5, 2013

A Greenville County man remained jailed in Walhalla and charged with, among other offenses, possession of a stolen truck belonging to the Greenville School District. At a hearing yesterday, bond for Joshua Paul Dockery was set at $10,525 surety. According to Jimmy Watt, public information officer for the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, a deputy on routine…

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Oconee prisoner hospitalized

December 5, 2013

At first, authorities suspected an injured prisoner had fallen in the Oconee Detention Center. Now they think someone assaulted Joshua Charles Campbell, and the Walhalla police are investigating. Chief Ronald Wilbanks said, as part of his department’s investigation, police officers last night were planning to question other inmates as to what happened and why. At…

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Greenville County man arrested in Oconee

December 4, 2013
Greenville County man arrested in Oconee

 A Greenville County man has been arrested in Oconee County, and the Oconee Sheriff’s Office reports the man arrested was in the possession of a stolen Greenville School District truck. As late as this morning, Joshua Paul Dockery of Travelers Rest was being held in the Oconee Detention Center on a temporary custody order on…

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Bill Whitmire a pre-filer for 2014

December 4, 2013

All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray…and Bill Whitmire has his attention set on a couple of specific pieces of legislation in the state House of Representatives after the first of the year in 2014. The Walhalla Republican who represents District One wants to change state law so as to require moped…

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Middle school debuts student radio station

December 4, 2013

If you are very near Walhalla Middle School, you can turn your radio dial to 1630 AM. And you’ll hear student voices announcing events and other school news. Principal Scott Dixon is excited about his school’s radio station, as are students in Sandy Whiteford’s yearbook class. If, for no other reason, the broadcasts are another…

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Walhalla considering 1-cent application

December 4, 2013

At their next meeting, Walhalla’s elected leaders are requested to bring ideas on city projects that could benefit from a one-cent local sales tax. City Administrator Nancy Goehle takes the attitude that if you don’t ask, you’ll get nothing. She and Mayor Edwards have invited the city council to think of potential projects to fund…

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West-Oak grad finishes military training

December 4, 2013

Air Force Airman Joshua Ramey graduated from basic military training in Texas. Ramey and airmen like him who finish the training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He’s the son of Lisa and Kevin Ramey of Townville and is a 2012 West-Oak High…

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Main Street worker likes this year’s lights

December 4, 2013

Walhalla may not have the blinding Christmas light display of years past.  But this year’s is better, in the opinion of a downtown restaurant worker who gave her opinion today to 96.3/WGOG NEWS.  Laurie Barnes likes what she sees this year, but still hopes for something better.  And here is her reasoning:  “It looks better,…

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  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 5, 2014 11:00 amHarvey, Foster, Smith Broome Reunion
  • October 11, 2014Oakway High School Classes of 1964 & 1965 Reunion
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