Rotarians get tour of the new jail

Members of the Seneca Rotary Club visited a place this afternoon that they hope that they’ll never have the occasion to see again.  They toured the new Oconee Jail, which Sheriff Mike Crenshaw hopes will open next month.  That’s provided some finishing touches are added and the state Department of Corrections gives its blessing during a final inspection next week.  […]

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Keeping the surprises down!

Walhalla is stepping up efforts to make sure that downtown merchants and the general public can keep up with the latest on Streetscape.  Specifically, how the work is impacting every day routines.  If you have questions or problems, check cityofwalhalla.com or walhallachamber.com for updates.  You may also pick up the phone and dial two city councilmen.  David Underwood, chairman of […]

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Breach of contract judgment under appeal

A $250 thousand judgment is under appeal at the Oconee Courthouse.  The attorney for real estate company owner John Pulliam has filed in the Common Pleas Court for re-consideration of a judge’s order that Pulliam must pay Atlanta area resident Patricia Ford $257,593.12 to settle a case alleging breach of contract.  Ford is the widow of Richard Ford, another real […]

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Haynes absent again, new contempt findings

The owner of a condemned downtown Seneca building missed another court hearing today.  His absence could cost him dearly.  Municipal Judge Danny Singleton once again found the Rev. Efford Haynes in contempt.  This time Singleton slapped Haynes with a fine exceeding $500 thousand.  And that fine will escalate with every day that passes without the large building between N. 1st […]

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The latest on Streetscape

Here is today’s update on Streetscape from contractor Hutch ‘N Son, as provided to 96.3/WGOG NEWS by the city of Walhalla:  On Main, from the south side of Tugaloo to College, the power changeover to Bantam Chef takes place tomorrow.  New grades will be established and re-construction should start by the end of next week.  On Main, from the south […]

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$700 thousand to complete the job!

Funding has been identified and recommended to pay for re-making a Seneca utilities building that, when finished, will house personnel—-including the director of utilities.  The city council’s Light and Water Committee consented yesterday to recommending the city spend $700 thousand on the LoweryBuilding on N. Second Street.  Four-hundred thousand of which is described as what’s left in the budget set […]

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House votes to remove flag

“We continue to heal, as one people and one state.”  That from a statement early this morning from Governor Nikki Haley.  She spoke after the House of Representatives voted just after 1 o’clock this morning to remove the Confederate flag from the capitol grounds in Columbia.  Haley said, “It is a new day in South Carolina, a day we can […]

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Hiker falls 25 feet

Rescuers employed several ropes to lift a fallen hiker to safety yesterday near Long Creek.  A young Charleston female had fallen 25 feet to the lower falls at BrasstownFalls.  In all, it took more than two hours to lift the girl to safety and an eventual trip to the hospital for what were described as non-life threatening injuries.. EMS and […]

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Westminster arrests

Westminster police are reporting arrests. Chief Dean Awalt said five people were charged yesterday in a drug roundup investigation that stretched back six months. The police also arrested a woman in their investigation of a home burglary on Anderson Avenue. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Parole denied!

From Columbia 96.3/WGOG NEWS has received word that state authorities have once again denied parole for Ronald Sheppard, the former HomeGold executive. The action was taken by the board of the South Carolina Probation, Parole and Pardon Services. Among those opposing parole was State Attorney General Alan Wilson. The collapse more than 10 years ago of Pickens-based Carolina Investors, a […]

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