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Walhalla requests the county’s help

November 6, 2013

Oconee County Council referred for more study last night a request from Walhalla to help the city fire department install hydrants outside the city’s corporate limits. At issue is Walhalla’s request for the county to provide up to $37,100 to assist in installing seven hydrants. In response to a question from Chairman Joel Thrift, County…

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Seneca’s FFA at national meet

November 6, 2013
Seneca’s FFA at national meet

  Nine Seneca High students and their adviser have returned from last week’s national FFA convention in Louisville, Kentucky. Seneca agriculture teacher Christina Alexander says she could not be more proud of the students and the work they put in to compete in the national agri-science fair.

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Kellett protest meeting tomorrow

November 6, 2013

Homeowners opposed to Seneca building a utilities complex in the vicinity of where they live plan a rally tomorrow night. It’s to be a 6:30 meeting at the nearby Trinity Baptist Church, according to the mother of one of the nearby neighbors. Apparently there had been hope that Mayor Alexander or other city officials would…

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$10M investment headed to Seneca, Dietterick says

November 6, 2013

A new development to make as much as a $10 million investment in Seneca by locating on property adjacent to the new Hampton Inn and Suites was announced by Seneca’s Greg Dietterick during last night’s meeting of the Oconee County Council. The city administrator used the agenda spot for extended public comment to extol the…

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“Barrels on fire”

November 6, 2013

Fire fighters were sent to a Sandifer Boulevard, Seneca address late last night where they found barrels on fire at the Triple-H recycling center. That fire was extinguished quickly and did not require the presence of the county’s HAZMAT squad, according to Oconee County Dispatch.

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Hiker wounded at Mountain Rest

November 6, 2013

A Blackhawk helicopter zipped east across the Walhalla sky late yesterday afternoon—transporting an injured hiker for medical treatment. Fire fighters, in their cross-training as medical responders, went to the assistance of a man said to have been the unintentional victim of a gun shot wound in the vicinity of SC 28 and Yellow Branch Falls.…

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Walhalla-Westminster results

November 5, 2013

Voters at Westminster chose change today. The two council incumbents were defeated. Winning the city’s three council seats were Doug Williams, with 107; Yousef Mefleh with 97; and Bill Brockington with 90. The other finishers were incumbent Reid Adams, 56; incumbent Rusty Cater, 71; and Susan Ramey, with 77. Two Walhalla council incumbents are the…

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A deal between PRWD and Hart County

November 5, 2013

Word from Oakway this afternoon: Pioneer Rural Water has a rough agreement in place for the district to piggyback onto Hart County, Georgia’s Lake Hartwell withdrawal permit for the supply of water for the plant Pioneer is planning inside the Golden Corner Commerce Park. The Pioneer board gave Terry Pruitt, the general manager, the authority…

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Rescue in progress!

November 5, 2013

Walhalla fire fighters, in their cross-training capacity as medical responders, are among those in Mountain Rest this afternoon assisting a man who is said to be the unintentional victim of a gun shot wound in the vicinity of SC 28 and Yellow Branch Falls. Arrangements are being made for a helicopter to fly the wounded…

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Four implicated in school theft

November 5, 2013

The police in Walhalla say an 18-year old man and three youngsters of juvenile age have been implicated in the theft last week of a computer from a room at the James Brown Elementary School. Curtis Rogers, assistant chief, said the young man of adult age—Thomas Jay Simmons—has been charged with burglary second degree. Rogers…

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  • October 31, 2014Faith Baptist Church's Fall Festival
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