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Limited Government group meets this week

December 30, 2013

The next meeting of the group Limited Government for Oconee is Thursday night near Seneca, and the public is welcome to attend. The meeting takes place at 6 o’clock at 2036 Sandifer Boulevard. The group is working to defeat a 1% capital sales tax, proposed as a public referendum as part of this November’s General…

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Seneca leaders meet Monday

December 27, 2013

The mayor and the eight-member city council gather Monday night in Seneca for two meetings in which the city’s switch to electric-powered bus service will be a prime consideration. Four electric buses are now in Seneca’s possession. On Monday night, however, the council will be asked to approve the purchase of a 5th electric bus…

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Sober or Slammer this weekend!

December 27, 2013

It’s always good advice to avoid drinking and driving. Especially between now and New Year’s Day. The Walhalla police have announced they’ll be on the lookout all this weekend for drivers under the influence. According to Sgt. Aaron Alexander, you can expect to see mandatory-stop checkpoints throughout the city. Alexander says his department will be…

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Walhalla water project set for ’14

December 27, 2013

Counting Streetscape and the quest for a new supply, water projects are likely to keep Walhalla busy in 2014. The replacement of old utility lines in the four-block section destined for Streetscape, as well as the continual effort by the city to find a new source of water get the most attention. But there’s an…

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Keowee Key man in “complete agreement” with Duncan

December 27, 2013

A Keowee Key man is all on-board with the Third District congressman’s plans for legislation to open energy development under less environmental regulations. It’s just that Harry Wertheimer doesn’t regard prospects good for its passage. Wertheimer worked as a mechanical engineer during his auto industry career and, from his retirement home, has waged a campaign…

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How to explain it?

December 27, 2013

Only a few days remain in a year in which Oconee County fatal traffic numbers fell appreciably. From 23 fatalities in 2012, the toll on the highways in 2013 fell to three dead. When asked for an explanation, the county’s coroner could only say, “It’s been a good year.” At 96.3/WGOG NEWS’s request, Coroner Karl…

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Just how many black bears are out there?

December 27, 2013

Researchers at Clemson University and the state Department of Natural Resources have completed field work on a project that will yield important new information on the population of black bears in the South Carolina mountains. The objective is to estimate the black bear population in the Mountain Hunt Unit located in northern Oconee, Pickens and…

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Solid waste facilities back on schedule

December 27, 2013

All Oconee County solid waste facilities return to normal schedule today. That means regular hours for the manned convenience centers, the landfill, and the transfer station.

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The 2013 Year in Review

December 26, 2013

For those in the radio business, there certainly was much to talk about in 2013. In fact, one four-letter word that spells “rain” would tell the biggest Oconee County story. More than 40” of rain during the first six months spelled an end to a severe drought. Fortunately, for the water tables there was enough…

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Cell towers proliferate in Oconee?

December 26, 2013

Josh Stephens, Oconee County zoning administrator, announced last week that county staff is at work on a map delineating communication cell towers across the county. The members of the Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals are likely to find the map helpful as they go about deciding if future towers are warranted and where they should…

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  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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