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An alliance for Oconee tourism

November 19, 2013

The two employees of Oconee’s Mountain Lakes Convention Visitors Bureau, as the result of tonight’s County Council meeting, could be on their way to being official Oconee County employees. The council is to receive a recommendation from staff for CVB Director Ken Sloan and Marketing Director Charlotte Waters to become county employees of the county…

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Extreme U-S adventure recounts Deliverance

November 19, 2013

The Englishman known for alligator wrestling and cliffside climbing has sent word from across the Atlantic of the indelible part that his return played last summer to Oconee County, as part of his latest U-S adventure. The video product for another in a series of Charley Boorman’s USA Adventure touches on Boorman’s return to Oconee…

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“COPS” sponsors drive for the holidays

November 19, 2013

Westminster Chief of Police Dean Awalt is announcing a community drive to collect toys and canned goods for some of the neediest individuals during the holidays. The drive is being sponsored by the police department as part of “COPS”—Community Outreach Proactive Solutions. “We’re going to be at all of the special events for the holiday…

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One person jailed after Walhalla accident

November 19, 2013

The police in Walhalla reported a rear-end accident at 7:30 this morning at a red light at Main and S. College streets. No one was hurt. But the police say the investigation resulted in the charge of driving under suspension and a citation charging following too closely.  

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Pickens state senator recognized by MADD SC

November 19, 2013

Mothers Against Drunk Driving in South Carolina has included State Senator Larry Martin of Pickens as one of its legislative champions for his role as an advocate for Emma’s Law. MADD named Martin as one of seven South Carolina state lawmakers for promoting effective DUI countermeasures—such as ignition interlocks for all convicted drunken drivers. Martin…

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Two lawmakers decry SC’s roads

November 19, 2013

State Senator Thomas Alexander has raised the question of whether his colleagues have the fortitude to adequately address South Carolina’s worsening roads and bridges—-a job which, according to an estimate, will require $20 billion. In front of the Walhalla Rotary Club yesterday, Alexander said he thinks it’s going to take an outpouring from the people…

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Additional details on Friday night’s homicide

November 19, 2013

Additional details are being provided on Friday night’s shooting death near Seneca of a Salem man. The man arrested, Seneca area resident Joshua Randall Ferguson, remains jailed and awaits his first court appearance, according to Sheriff Mike Crenshaw. The Oconee County Sheriff provided additional details during an interview with 96.3/WGOG NEWS—which is being replayed today…

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Car rolls down embankment

November 19, 2013

A car rolled down an embankment early today in Oconee County’s Ebenezer Community. According to County Disptach, no one was hurt in the accident at 2 a-m on Kelly Mill Road. Yesterday morning, a worker at the county’s manned convenience center helped an elderly man exit his car when that car caught fire at the…

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Judge to rule in McMahan versus Oconee

November 19, 2013

The next step in a lawsuit that seeks to strike down a section of Oconee County zoning law is up to a circuit judge. After hearing yesterday from both sides, Common Pleas Judge Lawton McIntosh says he’ll study further what he heard and make his decision. The moving party during yesterday’s proceedings was Oconee County…

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First electric bus arrives in Seneca

November 18, 2013

A sign of the times for Seneca. The first electric-power bus has arrived in the city, in preparation for a switch from gas-engine passenger buses. This electric bus has a special purpose, according to Ed Halbig. The planning community development director says it’s a bus for test purposes only—to test the newly-built electric re-charging stations.…

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  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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