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Bus prediction: “Relatively soon”

January 16, 2014

A meeting today produced the expectation that the eventual start of electric bus passenger service for the Seneca area will arrive “relatively soon”—in the words of the city’s Ed Halbig. “Buses and chargers seem to be all operating in good order. The recommendation at this point is to continue another week of ‘shadowing’ service,” the…

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A 5th candidate emerges

January 16, 2014

Word from Oconee Voter Registration and Elections is that a fifth candidate emerged this morning to run for a seat March 11 on Seneca City Council. He’s Stuart Pohl, Shorecrest Drive resident and Ramcat Alley bar and restaurant operator.

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Could there be a return of passenger rail?

January 16, 2014

It may be little more than a pipe dream, but West Union leaders would like their town to be counted in when it comes to the idea of bringing back passenger rail service. In days of old, you could hop a train in Walhalla and ride it all the way to Anderson…and back. There’s an…

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Austin Watson will wear a badge

January 16, 2014

Beginning the 2nd of February a new man will display the badge of the law in West Union. The town council last night approved the hiring of Austin Watson. Mayor Linda Oliver says Watson will succeed Trey Federici who resigned recently.

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To be a candidate, deadline looms

January 16, 2014

Unless things change over the next day, this year’s ballot for the Seneca City Council will be reserved for incumbents only. The four council members whose seats are to be voted on in March this morning remained the only candidates. Incumbents Scott Durham, Joel Ward, Ernest Riley, and Andrea Alewine qualified for re-election last week…

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Music program gets a boost!

January 16, 2014
Music program gets a boost!

 South Carolina Heritage Fair recently presented six new dulcimers to the Oconee Heritage Center in Walhalla for use in the center’s Appalachian Music program. The instruments were donated through a grant from the Heritage Fair as part of a commitment to promote cultural heritage of the area. And, with those dulcimers, the Heritage Center will…

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The State of Oconee

January 16, 2014

The push for economic development and the jobs it provides will dominate the 2014 State of Oconee Luncheon. Organized by the chambers of commerce in Seneca, Walhalla and Westminster, this year’s luncheon will be 11:30 a-m, Friday, February 21 at Seneca’s Blue Ridge Elementary School. Lined up to speak are Richard Blackwell of Oconee Economic…

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Do you know anything about these burglaries?

January 16, 2014
Do you know anything about these burglaries?

 Oconee Sheriff’s Office turns to the public for information that could help solve three burglaries. The first was Sunday at 14016 Cherokee Path Drive near Seneca. A television and an I-POD docking station were taken. The other burglaries were Saturday. At 543 Tokeena Road, a T-V was stolen. A homeowner at 240 Deer Knoll Road…

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An idea for countywide Sunday alcohol sales

January 16, 2014

Seneca passed a 2012 referendum to allow Sunday alcohol sales within its corporate limits. The question 96.3/WGOG NEWS is getting this morning is whether the voters across Oconee County would look favorably on such a proposition. Dick Cottingham, as representative of the Oconee Chamber of Commerce Task Force for Sunday Sales, is on the agenda…

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Jobs for the asking?

January 16, 2014

Senior Solutions holds a job fair today at the Marketplace Cinema Senior Center in Anderson, at 3420 Clemson Boulevard. Positions available in both Oconee and Anderson counties include drivers, home care aides, customer service representative, day care aides, and a part-time registered nurse. Today’s job fair will run 9 a-m to 1 p-m. Everyone applying…

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Calendar

  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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