Walhalla gets a boost to its Streetscape budget

Walhalla can expect a second batch of state highway money to help the city pay for Streetscape.  Officials have told 96.3/WGOG NEWS the CTC, the County Transportation Committee in recent weeks approved a second, $500 thousand allotment—although the city administrator says City Hall awaits an official notification.  Should it materialize or when it materializes, Nancy Goehle says, the $500 thousand […]

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Graham irked by inaction against ISIL

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) questioned Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey about the Obama Administration’s counter-ISIL strategy during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.  Graham says, “Terrorist groups like ISIL are rich and growing while President Obama runs out the clock on his time in office,”     VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Three-minute test this morning!

The public alert notification sirens will sound during a regular scheduled test this morning at approximately 11:50.  The purpose is to ensure that the 65 sirens within 10 miles of the Oconee Nuclear Station work properly.  Hearing a siren does not mean to evacuate.  In an emergency, sirens are sounded as a signal to tune to a local radio or […]

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Leaving it to the County Council

Oconee’s planning commissioners are deferring to the County Council just how loud is too loud.  The commissioners focused much of their meeting last night on decibel levels and how they should apply to the county’s noise law, but the exact levels are something they’ll leave to the county’s governing board.  However, they did agree on several recommendations for tweaking the […]

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Councilman senses a need

A Walhalla councilman sensed a need and decided today to do something about it.  That’s why David Underwood showed up some Main Street shops to get a feel for how Streetscape work is affecting business.  In at least one Underwood took notes.  The councilman said Walhalla needs to have someone stay in close contact with the businesses who are being […]

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Seneca committee to meet!

Seneca leaders will hear tomorrow about projects underway by their city’s Light and Water Plant.  And Bob Faires, utilities director, says there will be a request for funds to complete work on the LoweryBuilding on N. 2nd Street.  The council’s Light and Water Committee meets at 3 tomorrow at City Hall.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Old concrete being removed!

Concrete sidewalk is being taken up on a second block of Walhalla downtown.  Streetscape workers plan to leave a five-foot strip of access to Main Street businesses, between S. College and S. Catherine streets.  Once the concrete is removed, workers will continue the installation of a new water main.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Russell Price gets a new job!

In Walhalla,  James Moore’s successor is Russell Price.  A Salem resident and the executive officer of the county Home Builders, Price was the selection today as the Walhalla’s new director of public works.  Price’s first day will be tomorrow and, according to Councilman David Underwood, will vacate his job with the Home Builders Association of Oconee.  Price succeeds James Moore, […]

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Youth apprenticeship program

A cutting tools maker, Greenfield Industries, will be recognized during a luncheon tomorrow as the first business in Oconee County to register a formal youth apprentice program through Apprenticeship Carolina.  Richard Blackwell, director of Oconee Economic Alliance, says a partnership between Greenfield and HamiltonCareerCenter will allow four students to become apprentices.  The students benefit from on-the-job training.  They can also […]

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Grant awarded to Westminster

The South Carolina Department of Commerce has awarded nearly $250 thousand dollars to Westminster to replace a collector sewer line on Hampton Street.  According to an announcement by the city, the sewer line is old and severely deteriorated.  Westminster’s new budget provides $42,641 as a supplement to the grant.  The money comes from a Community Development Block Grant which is […]

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