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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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Some questions answered, some answers unknown

February 18, 2014

In a sit-down interview recorded yesterday, the president/CEO at Oconee Medical Center addressed for 96.3/WGOG NEWS rumors of an employee down-sizing in the wake of the announcement of the start of talks with a Greenville-based health care organization. And OMC’s Jeanne Ward also responded to another continual rumor in the community that, rather than an…

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Distracted driving law proposed in OC

February 17, 2014

Oconee’s second-year sheriff intends to ask the County Council for a county-wide law that forbids distracted driving. And it won’t cover simply texting and driving. It’ll require hand-free cell phone use while a vehicle is in motion. Sheriff Crenshaw gave details today of the ordinance that he has drafted, and the details are being aired…

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Sen. Graham now a Paul Harris Fellow

February 17, 2014

Lindsey Graham’s job in Washington prevents him from attending meetings of the Walhalla Rotary Club. But since his days as a Walhalla lawyer more than 20 years ago, Senator Graham has been a dues-paying member of the club. And today the club took time in Graham’s presence to award their distinguished member an award emblematic…

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CU re-accredited!

February 17, 2014

Clemson University has been re-accredited for the next 10 years by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges. After a two-year university self-study and site visit, the commission accredited Clemson to continue awarding bachelor’s, master’s education specialist and doctoral degrees. “This confirms that Clemson University‘s basic academic standards are in place and…

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  • December 20, 2014 6:00 pmMountain Rest Community Club's Monthly Meeting
  • December 20, 2014 7:00 pm35th Old Fashion Christmas Pageant
  • December 21, 2014 10:30 amWelcome Wesleyan Church Holiday Meal Giveaway
  • December 21, 2014 6:00 pmChristmas Eve Worship
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