Judge’s patience runs thin

The Walhalla municipal judge yesterday levied a fine against a Torrington Road resident after being told the homeowner had failed to remove three disabled cars from his property. Doug Nuckolls was cited under a city ordinance brought to the court’s attention by James Ashton, city code enforcement officer. Nuckolls was ordered to pay a fine of $133.75 and told by […]

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Westminster man arrested

A 19-year old man has been arrested on the charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor on the Blackjack Road near Westminster. The arrest affidavit naming Anthony Brett Shaw of Dewey Street, Westminster alleges Shaw “knowingly and willfully caused a minor to conspire to acquire illegal narcotics.” It’s a case the Oconee Sheriff’s Office says involves a parent […]

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Lake Hartwell in drought trigger level 1

Lake Hartwell Radio WLHR in Lavonia, Georgia reports lakes Hartwell, Russell and Thurmond are now in drought trigger level 1.  According to Billy Birdwell, spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers, the three reservoirs on the Savannah River entered the first drought level Monday morning when pool elevation at J-Strom Thurmond Lake dipped briefly to 325.85 feet above mean sea […]

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Traffic light intersection in Seneca

A traffic light intersection accident is under investigation in Seneca. It happened shortly after 7:45 this morning at 123 and Lindsay Road. According to Capt. Robert Tribble, there were no apparent eyewitnesses to the accident, other than the drivers involved. One of them, the driver of a Honda Civic, was sent to the hospital with apparent minor injuries.

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Absentee Precinct to open next week

In advance of the November General Election, the Oconee Absentee Precinct will open at 8:30 Wednesday morning, October 1 and remain open Monday through Friday 8:30 a-m to 5 p-m until Monday, November 3—the day before the election. The office of Oconee Voter Registration and Elections on S. Pine Street in Walhalla on October 1 will also begin to mail […]

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Bagwell defends chamber-related votes

One Walhalla councilman abstained from the vote to allow a Main Street craft beer tasting event. 96.3/WGOG NEWS has learned that Oktoberfest supporters wish that a second Walhalla councilman would have abstained, also. But that second councilman, Tjay Bagwell, defends his part in two votes during last week’s city council meeting. The votes allow the chamber to stage a Main […]

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Changes ahead on two Westminster streets

Westminster City Council gave first reading last night to an ordinance lowering the speed limit to 15 miles an hour on two city-owned streets: Ann Davis Street and Willow Road. And Ann Davis will become a one-way street. City Administrator Jeff Lord said the request to lower the speed limit came from the police and the request to convert Ann […]

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