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Up, up go Seneca fees and taxes

May 21, 2013
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Mayor Dan Alexander cautioned Seneca City Council last night that his proposed new budgets would be “definitely different.” His Honor was not exaggerating. To allow Seneca to undertake major utility projects and strengthen its public safety departments, Alexander announced proposed budgets exceeding $45 million dollars for all purposes. He proposed new revenues in the form…

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WHS project GMP finalized

May 21, 2013
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WHS project GMP finalized

Oconee school trustees agreed last night to allocate nearly $54.5 million for the new Walhalla High School—about $4.5 million above original projections. The guaranteed maximum price will cover the academic buildings and athletic facilities, including a football stadium but excluding tennis courts. Official ground was broken on the graded site on SC 11 in Picket…

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Trustees settle on library spot

May 21, 2013
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A location near a busy Seneca intersection is the Oconee Library Board of Trustees’ preferred choice to build a new city library. The Anderson Independent-Mail quotes board chairman Danny Day as saying a pitch is to be made for property at 123 and 130—across from a new Hampton Inn and Suites. And Day says the…

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Cheney would like decision tonight

May 20, 2013
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The Oconee County library director would like his board of trustees to put to rest tonight a decision on where to build the replacement Seneca library. The trustees are meeting at 5:30 this evening at the Westminster Library, but Library Director Phillip Cheney isn’t sure if the decision will be made tonight, as several members…

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Keowee 100th: a fun time

May 20, 2013
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Old model cars, inflatables for kids, and food. Saturday’s event to mark 100 years of Keowee community’s public school offered a lot to everyone. School alumni enjoyed browsing old yearbooks and renewing friendships. From her vantage point Saturday, as a 13-year classroom teacher in the community, Andrea Alewine expressed pride to 96.3/WGOG NEWS that her…

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Today’s Rotary speaker

May 20, 2013
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Greg Stewart today will share with Walhalla Rotary members what it has been like to be on the job 25 years with the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services. Stewart, the agent-in-charge in Oconee and acting agent-in-charge in Greenville, will discuss what the agency does surrounding offender supervision and how sex offenders…

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Alert posted for escaped prisoner

May 20, 2013
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Alert posted for escaped prisoner

Alerts have been posted in South Carolina for an escaped Georgia prisoner. Keibron Brock was wearing orange jail shorts and a white t-shirt Friday morning when he scaled the wall and razor wire of the Franklin County Detention Center in Carnesville, Georgia—-and disappeared. The Franklin County sheriff said it’s believed Brock took a car from…

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Official groundbreaking at 5!

May 20, 2013
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Everyone is invited to the graded property for a new Walhalla High School for this afternoon’s 5 o’clock ceremony to officially break ground. In a 96/3/WGOG NEWS interview, District One trustee Jerry Lee expressed no worries that a delay in deciding exactly how much to spend on the project will interfere with the district’s goal…

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Restored bell rung to Keowee approval

May 20, 2013
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Restored bell rung to Keowee approval

Children held fingers to their ears. Others applauded, as an old school bell rang loud and true apparently as ever. And Jerry Opperman said, “Sounds just right!” Those three words were important to a large crowd Saturday afternoon in front of the Keowee Elementary School. The former school bell, restored by the Keowee-Ebenezer Fire Department,…

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It’s budget time in Seneca!

May 20, 2013
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The Seneca mayor and council pay close attention tonight to their finance director, Joel Seavey. It’s budget time in Oconee’s largest municipality. All city budgets are scheduled for the first of two required public readings during a 6:30 meeting tonight at the Gignilliat Community Center. The meeting location is a change from the normal location…

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