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U-haul vans at Oconee Economic Development

December 4, 2013

U-haul vans were spotted yesterday in front of the Oconee County Economic Development Office in Walhalla. The staff has begun to vacate their two-story house building office in the county seat, in advance of their move to the 123 Seneca By-Pass in an office building now occupied by the Oconee Alliance. The county’s E-D commission…

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Moore wants to swing the ax!

December 4, 2013

Landscape engineers will walk with Walhalla leaders a week from today over the entire four-block section of Main Street, as a way to get ready for the first phase of Streetscape. That first phase is to include the replacement of aging utilities lines beneath the street and sidewalks. James Moore, Walhalla’s public works director, recommended…

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An Oconee County land swap

December 4, 2013

A land exchange with Oconee County will allow an Atlanta area developer a building location inside the county’s Golden Corner Commerce Park at Fair Play. And that, according to County Administrator Scott Moulder, will position the county to receive another spec building to be used as a carrot to attract an industrial rabbit. The deal,…

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Walhalla’s $610K vote to be in two weeks

December 4, 2013

Walhalla leaders are balking on the question of whether the Joint Regional Sewer Authority should release county government from an annual financial obligation. As a member city of the JRSA, Walhalla City Council gets a say on whether to rescind an agreement that pays the JRSA $610 thousand until the year 2038. Last night the…

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It could happen Thursday!

December 3, 2013

There’s buzz in Seneca that the city has it eyes on a couple of big-name entertainers for Seneca Fest 2014. City officials tell 96.3/WGOG NEWS those entertainers are the country music legend John Anderson and the pop-country group the Bellamy Brothers. And, for the Bellamy Brothers, the engagement would make for a return performance in…

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CU recognizes death march survivor

December 3, 2013

Clemson University has started an endowment to honor professor emeritus Ben Skardon—a Clemson alumnus and survivor of the Bataan Death March during the Second World War. The Col. Beverly “Ben” Skardon Clemson Ring Endowment will help fund the Clemson Ring Ceremony. For many years, Skardon took part in that ceremony, sharing the story about how…

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‘Roads to Paradise’ cleanup Saturday

December 3, 2013

If you appreciate Lake Jocassee and Devil’s Fork State Park, there’s a gift you can give to both during the holiday season. Friends of Jocassee hold their quarterly cleanup at both outdoor attractions Saturday from 9 a-m to noon. And you’re invited to pitch in by meeting in the day use area of the state…

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Special meeting tonight

December 3, 2013

West Union has announced a special town council meeting at 6 o’clock for personnel matters. Those personnel matters are slated for an executive session. They are not specified on the pre-meeting agenda.

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Ross: “I’ll still be around”

December 3, 2013

Long-time Oconee County sewer attorney Lowell Ross, now 81 years old, has decided 2014 will be the time he’ll begin to limit his law practice. And that means the Joint Regional Sewer Authority will have to turn to someone else for legal assistance. Ross will be missed. He was commended last night by sewer superintendent…

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Power restored at Employment and Workforce

December 3, 2013

A power outage yesterday morning prompted the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce to power down its servers, causing a delay in services. But the MyBenefits portal (mybenefits.dew.sc.gov) is now operational, and claimants may also file by phone and speak with representatives at 1-866/831-1724. DEW is extending its operating hours today and tomorrow until…

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Calendar

  • 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"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
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