Craft beer tasting on the Green

A vote cast last night at Walhalla City Hall divided the mayor and the council practically down the middle. By a margin of one vote, the council agreed to allow the chamber of commerce to stage a craft beer tasting event on the downtown green for part of Oktoberfest weekend. The vote was three in favor, two against, and one […]

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Oconee tax rate to remain unchanged

Oconee County Council decided it’s better to shun a small tax decrease this year to help avoid or deflect a tax increase next year. And with that the council last night decided to keep the county tax mill rate at 215—even though it was told that a revised Duke Energy assessment will mean an additional $405 thousand. Based on that […]

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Former nursing home administrator on stand

As a witness for the plaintiff, a former administrator of Seneca Health and Rehabilitation took the stand this afternoon in the Common Pleas courtroom. At the start of her testimony, Pamela Smith of Seneca was answering questions about her time as administrator and about the chain of command within the national nursing home company called Sava Senior Care. Smith told […]

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Buell receives suspended prison sentence

A relationship that a young man formed on an Oconee school field trip with an underage girl led him down the wrong path and, for that, Tyler Garner Buell apologized today in the General Sessions Court. The court allowed Buell to plead guilty to a reduced charge of assault and battery second degree. Judge Mark Hayes II sentenced the 21-year […]

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Public meetings ahead on capital sales tax vote

At least two information meetings are set in advance of the November capital sales tax referendum in Oconee County. Scott Moulder, county administrator, will be among leaders who will address the public on two occasions. The first meeting will be 9 o’clock Friday morning, September 26 at the Walhalla Civic Auditorium. The second one, 5 o’clock Monday evening, October 27 […]

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Special West Union meeting

Councilman-elect Doug Moore takes the oath of office during a 6 o’clock meeting of the West Union Town Council. At this special meeting, the mayor and council also receive “presentation of candidate for Police Chief.” West Union’s only two officers are resigning and are in the process of working notices.

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Car accident in Long Creek

State troopers reported roadway blocked this morning at Long Creek–the result of a car accident at U-S 76 and the Brasstown Road.  A report to 96.3/WGOG NEWS indicates two cars were involved–one of which wound up turned over in a ditch.  Long Creek Fire Department is among the responders to the accident at 9:39 a-m.

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Celebrate our nation’s founding document

Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 17, is the day for Americans to pause to reflect on the worthiness of the document that founded the nation. Tomorrow is Constitution Day, and the American Bar Association urges all Americans to learn more about the legacy of the U-S Constitution. ABA President William Hubbard, a South Carolina lawyer, says, “Let’s reflect on the freedoms guaranteed […]

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Tax increase opponent Britt Adams

Phil Cheney can carry a tune, and he’s hoping that Oconee voters will buy into the refrain in his library song and say yes to the proposition of building new libraries in Oconee County. Seneca’s Britt Adams, however, is not one of those. He is against tax increases. In fact, the leader of the group Limited Government wants taxes lowered, […]

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Reports of suspicious man leads to arrest

Reports of a suspicious person in a West Union neighborhood late Sunday night led to an arrest by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office.  Deputies found a man on Dutch Fork Road who claimed he was looking for his employer and was there on Dutch Fork Road to mow grass.  The homeowner said he did not know the man.  Jimmy Watt, spokesman […]

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