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“NIMBY” raises its head again

March 13, 2013
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“NIMBY” raises its head again

About 25 people—and two squirrels—made up the audience last night for the Oconee Sheriff’s pitch to build a new jail on the cemetery side of the Law Enforcement Center in Walhalla. Two squirrels, running loose inside the Walhalla Depot building, proved to be a minor distraction as third-month Sheriff Mike Crenshaw tested the waters as…

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Industry prospect due tomorrow

March 12, 2013
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The new up-and-running industrial electronics center opened by Tri-County Tech in the Sandy Springs Community sees an industrial prospect tomorrow. And Doug Allen, the acting dean of the engineering and technology division, said it’s a follow-up to an earlier meeting . . . and he’s hopeful something will be finalized during tomorrow’s meeting. Allen says…

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Viral outbreak in ‘B’ cell

March 12, 2013
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A viral-type outbreak, suggesting stomach bug or possible flu, broke out within the last 24 to 36 hours in an open dorm section at the Oconee Detention Center. As many as eight of 20 male inmates housed there have been affected, according to Captain Steve Pruitt, jail director. Pruitt says the ill inmates have the…

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Meeting will address new farmers market

March 12, 2013
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A dinner meeting next week will address plans for the first Oconee Farmers Market. The Oconee Young Farmer and Agribusiness Association invites everyone at 6 o’clock Tuesday night, March 19 at Seneca High School. Christina Alexander, ag teacher, says arrangements are being made for Gwen McPhail and Stanley Gibson to speak about the farmers market…

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Gag order to be requested

March 12, 2013
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96.3/WGOG NEWS has learned that the prosecution will enter an Anderson courtroom Thursday and request a judge to slap a gag order on all parties involved in the State’s case against James Bartee. According to Deputy Solicitor David Wagner, Thursday’s hearing is planned at 10 a-m in one of the courtrooms at the Anderson County…

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New spot for jail tonight

March 12, 2013
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Sheriff Crenshaw’s plan for a new Oconee Jail will given during a 6:30 meeting tonight at Walhalla Depot. Jimmy Watt, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Department, said a large crowd is expected as the new sheriff, he said, is determined to avoid going forward until the proposal is first aired out publicly. And that’s why, he…

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Expect large crowd at funeral home

March 12, 2013
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Expect large crowd at funeral home

Walhalla High School students are expected to pack Davenport Funeral Home tonight, as the family of their late classmate, Alex Smith, receives friends from 5 until 8 p-m. Alex, at the age of 15, died Sunday after having been diagnosed with a brain tumor. At school, Alex was a band member. A recent hot dog…

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Holliday to succeed Craddock

March 12, 2013
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Holliday to succeed Craddock

Keowee Elementary is getting a new school principal. As the result of action by the school board, Josh Holliday succeeds Michelle Craddock, beginning July 1. Holliday, a Walhalla resident and city councilman, is in his third year as an assistant principal at Seneca’s Blue Ridge Elementary School.  

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OSD administrative moves

March 12, 2013
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Some shuffling within Oconee School District administration could impact next year’s budget. Steve Hanvey has been designated as the next assistant superintendent for instruction. And county trustees were told last night that Hanvey’s old job, as director of federal programs and professional development, is one that must be re-filled, as well as the hiring of…

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DOT: two Oconee bridge projects

March 12, 2013
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Crews from the state Department of Transportation are involved in two rural Oconee County bridge projects. When completed, one of those projects will allow for the lifting of a detour now several months old north of West Union. Mike Smith, resident maintenance engineer for the DOT, said the Burns Mill Road Bridge is being replaced.…

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