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Mayor nixes firing range

April 10, 2013
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The Westminster mayor last night said his city should not get into the business of permitting a gun firing range on a small section of property on the city’s rodeo grounds on S. Bibb Street. Mayor Rick McCormick spoke last night after a firearms instructor, Helen Shepperd, requested the mayor and council look into the…

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OCC sees benefit in new tax

April 10, 2013
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Members of Oconee County Council envision a one-cent capital project sales tax as a beneficial new tax that would create an alternative source of revenue for a county that relies on the property tax. During a committee meeting, council members last night agreed to bring up the idea during their next regular meeting. That idea…

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Spending the night in DC!

April 9, 2013
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At least some Duke Energy representatives who’ve gone to the nation’s capital for government meetings are likely to spend the night in the area. There was one meeting scheduled today, followed by another tomorrow. Duke officials are meeting with Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff about two subjects—the potential for flooding at the Oconee Nuclear Station and…

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Walhalla Depot to be closed four weeks

April 9, 2013
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Walhalla Depot to be closed four weeks

Walhalla’s frequently-used community depot building will close soon for a four-week period, as a contractor embarks on $45 thousand worth of renovations—including new light fixtures, new floor coverings and paint jobs inside and out. According to city administrator Nancy Goehle, J-Davis Construction plans to start work late this week or by Monday. The repair project…

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Railroad crossing to close temporarily

April 9, 2013
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Once again, the Jacobs Road railroad crossing near Clemson will be closed to vehicle traffic for continued maintenance by Norfolk Southern. Mike Smith, resident maintenance engineer for the DOT, says on the crossing, the railroad intends to replace a temporary asphalt covering with a permanent one. The work will take place Sunday between the hours…

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Back to work after car wreck

April 9, 2013
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Nancy Goehle, the Walhalla city administrator, is back on the job after a weekend car accident. The accident occurred at an intersection on the new Sheep Farm Road.  

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Fire consumes large truck

April 9, 2013
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Fire this morning destroyed a tractor-trailer truck in the Friendship Community near Seneca. Charlie King, the Oconee fire chief, says the fire broke out on the property of a home on Wild Rose Lane near the Coneross Creek. “The truck was kept at the residence of the operator. He was off-duty. He came in Sunday…

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Marijuana seized in traffic stop

April 9, 2013
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A late night traffic stop by the police in Westminster yielded a little more than four pounds of marijuana. And Chief Dean Awalt said the driver will face charges of open container and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Awalt says the traffic stop took place downtown, at the East Main approach to Windsor Street.…

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Disabled adult abuse reported

April 9, 2013
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Authorities in Rabun County, Georgia are investigating an allegation of disabled person abuse. EMS, the Mountain City police, and Rabun County sheriff’s officers last Wednesday investigated the assault of a Clayton adult female. Authorities quote witnesses as saying the woman’s injuries occurred the day before. Rabun sheriff’s officer Gerald Johnson admits being emotionally affected by…

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Public schools project deficit spending

April 9, 2013
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The Oconee School District’s finance officer says to fund the administration’s recommended budget for next year will require deficit spending. During a non-voting meeting last night, Gloria Moore provided figures to county trustees. Estimated expenes for 2013-14 exceed $88.6 million, while revenues are anticipated at $86.8 million, leaving a deficit of $1.7 million. Dr. Mike…

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