Zoning hearings Tuesday

Public hearings are scheduled next week by the Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals.  They pertain to a new LakeKeowee home development and a new office building planned on the grounds of Duke’s World of Energy.  For a home development at the end of Waterfall Road near HighFalls, a Tennessee developer seeks a road width variance of 20 feet.  Representatives of […]

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City of Walhalla request of its water customers

Walhalla has in place an automated calling system to alert customers of water emergencies.  It serves a dual purpose of notifying customers who haven’t paid on time.  But it can’t work without the public’s help.  “For the system to work properly, phone numbers are needed on accounts.  Please update your information by calling 864/638-4343.”   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Two Presidential hopefuls to campaign in Oconee

Two hopefuls for the Republican nomination for President are Oconee County-bound, and one of them is a local resident.  Chairman Bob Skipp of the countyGOP says arrangements have been made for Senator Lindsey Graham, an Oconee resident, to meet the public at 10:30 Monday morning, August 10 at the Seneca Family Restaurant.  That same By-Pass restaurant will be the spot […]

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Train-pedestrian fatality identified

An 88-year old Westminster man died this morning after being hit by a Norfolk Southern freight train.  Derrick E. Holden of 202 N. Bibb Street was pronounced dead at 9:17 a-m.  Both Coroner Karl Addis and Police Chief Dean Awalt say they believe what happened was an accident at 8:30 this morning at the N. Bibb Street grade crossing.  According […]

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Red panda born at the Greenville Zoo

The Greenville Zoo is celebrating the birth of a male red panda.  The offspring, born June 21, is the first for the parents Collette, three years old, and Firecracker, nine years old.  And it’s the first birth of the species for the zoo since 2006.  Red pandas are native to the mountains of Nepal, north Myanmar, and central China.  They […]

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Miracle Circle accident at 2:30 a-m

An accident at 2:30 this morning at Seneca’s Miracle Circle left thousands of dollars in damage to a pair of cars.  The police say the accident occurred as one car attempted a left turn from the By-Pass onto W. N. 1st Street.  According to Capt. Robert Tribble, the driver of the Lexus SUV required a trip to the hospital and […]

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Intersection to re-open this afternoon

 The intersection of Main and S. College is scheduled to re-open to traffic this afternoon.  Crews for Streetscape are working on the base for the new street light poles and crossing College Street with the electrical conduit for the next block.  As suspected, the workers are finding surprises underground and finding limited room to place the new utilities, and that […]

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Bear seen on W. Bear Swamp Road

Citizen accounts received by 96.3/WGOG NEWS indicate sightings of bears in recent days—one in Salem and the other on W. Bear Swamp Road near the Walhalla city limit.  In each instance, the bears were seen standing on their hind legs.  One was ready to get into a corn patch at Salem.  On W. Bear Swamp Road the bear as standing […]

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Oconee officers learn the new domestic violence law

Oconee sheriff’s officers trained last week in the state’s new domestic violence law.  The Domestic Violence Reform Act became the law June 4 on the signature of Governor Nikki Haley.  Blair Stoudemire, assistant solicitor, conducted the training on the 2nd floor training room at the LawEnforcementCenter.  One big change is the determination of charges based on levels of degrees.  There […]

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Intersection to be closed today

Walhalla’s Main Street-College Street intersection is to be closed today, according to the latest word from the Streetscape contractor.  Crews today will cross the intersection with electrical conduit for the new street lights.  Hutch ‘N Son construction thanks everyone for patience and requests that everyone look for the workers with safety in mind.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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