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Walhallans surprised, but pleased!

June 19, 2014

Walhalla leaders reacted with surprise, but gratitude today that the county’s state lawmakers successfully pulled off funding projects for a pair of community projects—-overcoming an earlier veto by Governor Nikki Haley.  State Senator Thomas Alexander this afternoon said the Senate overrode Haley’s veto of $100 thousand to pay for an ADA-approved automatic lift for the…

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To be decided by the state lawmakers!

June 19, 2014

If there is to be a further override of the Governor’s veto of additional operating expenses for the state’s lawmakers, expect that override to take place by 5 o’clock this afternoon. That’s the word we are getting from Columbia where the Senate is in its dying hours for the 2014 session. Senator Thomas Alexander says…

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Anderson man arrested in child porn case

June 19, 2014

An Anderson man has been arrested on child pornography charges—as part of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force of the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office. The arrest of Kenny Allen Swaney was announced this afternoon by Attorney General Alan Wilson. According to Wilson’s office, the task force received a referral from investigators at the…

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New bridges on the way for Oconee and Pickens

June 19, 2014

The first contract to build South Carolina bridges using ACT 98 funding has been awarded. Oconee and Pickens are to receive the first four bridges. Christy Hall, deputy secretary for DOT Engineering, says timber pile bridges will be replaced with pre-cast concrete bridges in Oconee County on Bountyland Road (S-135) over tributary to Richland Creek.…

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Brazen shoplifters strike Wal-Mart

June 19, 2014

Two female shoppers at the Seneca Wal-Mart pushed a buggy full of merchandise past all points of sale and exited the store without paying. According to Oconee Sheriff’s Office, last Friday’s case of shoplifting at 7:52 in the morning and deprived the store of around at least $75 dollars worth of goods. If you have…

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Political signs to disappear soon

June 19, 2014

Take a spin almost anywhere in Oconee and chances are you’ll still see several roadside political signs—nine days after the primary election. And many of them are signs for candidates who’ve either won election or who have lost and do not figure in next week’s runoff elections. 96.3/WGOG NEWS has learned that those signs are…

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Remember, there are second votes next week!

June 19, 2014

The 2014 political season, so far, has been one for poor voter turnouts. A second primary election vote next week shapes up to be no different as the political parties offer a total of only three contests to choose among for the Oconee electorate. The ballot for Tuesday’s Democratic runoff election pits Tom Thompson and…

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Practicing for the real thing!

June 19, 2014

Oconee Emergency Services reserved the Walhalla Municipal Swimming Pool this morning for a practice session. Grahl Haney, deputy director, says each year the personnel are put to test on their skills for water rescue and diving. It’s part of an all-day exercise. After their morning swim, the divers and the rescuers will for an afternoon…

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Powell holds onto hope

June 19, 2014

The Walhalla corner of Main and S. Church may no longer lend itself to a boutique hotel and restaurant, but John Powell still has hopes for the old building. He expressed the hope this morning that someone will come along and save the day for the old courthouse, which eventually could wind up demolished. Powell…

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Zoning votes tonight in Clemson

June 19, 2014

Action items are on the agenda tonight of the board of zoning appeals in Clemson. The board will consider a variance to permit on-street parking in front of a home at 139 Folger Street and a special exception to allow four parcels of property zoned R-20 to be used for religious use. The meeting takes…

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  • May 29, 2015 7:00 pmKingdom Youth Conference
  • May 29, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • May 30, 2015 8:00 amDNR Boater Education Class
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