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West Union resignations!

June 11, 2014

At its meeting last night, West Union Town Council accepted the resignation of Councilman Danny Cappelen. He had only recently begun serving a new, 2-year term in office. The Cappelen resignation apparently will require a special election to fill the seat. West Union Town Council last night also accepted the resignation of its attorney, Paul…

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Once again, most Oconee voters stayed home

June 11, 2014

Dramatic as results were in Oconee voting, the truth is most county residents qualified to have cast ballots yesterday sat the elections out. The figures pored over this morning by Joy Brooks, elections director, attest to another countywide turnout of fewer than 20%—19.7% to be exact according to unofficial totals. As one county leader lamented,…

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Chattooga River hiker found

June 11, 2014

The missing hiker in the vicinity of the Chattooga River was found last night and re-united with his family.  Rabun County, Georgia authorities joined Oconee rescuers late yesterday once the 60-year old hiker became overdue by three hours and his family concerned.  Scott Krein, Oconee Emergency Services director, said it took four hours and the…

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Three speak during annual budget hearing

June 11, 2014

The business at Pine Street was not all political last night. Before the voter-counters did their work, Oconee County Council welcomed the public for the annual hearing on the new budgets. Three men took to the lectern with questions and observations about how the county and the public schools will spend over the next 12…

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Chattooga River hiker found

June 11, 2014

A man missing in the vicinity of the Chattooga River was found last night, but his condition is not immediately available this morning to 96.3/WGOG NEWS. The man missing was identified as a 60-year old male hiker. The search and rescue mission organized late yesterday afternoon at the Sandy Fork boat ramp near the Earles…

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Democrats choose Congressional nominee

June 11, 2014

Two Oconeeans contested yesterday to be the Democratic nominee to run this fall for Congress. County Democratic voters preferred Barbara Jo Mullis over Hosea Cleveland. Mullis received 447 votes; Cleveland, 226. Returns from across the Third District last night showed Mullis comfortably ahead of her opponent. As her party’s nominee, she can look forward to…

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Oconee’s Graham re-nominated

June 11, 2014

The political fortunes were kind to Oconee County’s Lindsey Graham—not only in his home county but across the state. And, according to the results announced last night, Graham scored a big enough victory to avoid a run-off with any of his six Republican challengers. It means Graham can advance to the November General Election, where…

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Oconee incumbent defeated

June 11, 2014

Voters in Oconee District One gave the nod to Emma Cammick, in her bid for a county council seat. The unofficial returns announced last night gave Cammick, a political newcomer in Oconee County, 1,496 votes or 51.3% of the votes cast. Her supporters who gathered to await the returns at Pine Street reacted with delight…

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Two Parties Primaries

June 10, 2014

Two parties primaries with lots of questions will be decided today. Today’s voting means a long night of counting. There are no results to report yet, but we will post the results as soon as they come in. Out of 32 precincts, all but 5 are reporting. Here are the latest numbers: Unofficial final result:…

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Walhalla faces water system penalty

June 10, 2014

Walhalla’s water system has run afoul of state health authorities. The state Department of Health and Environmental Control has disclosed a consent order requiring the municipality to come up with a plan to correct an unsatisfactory rating of its public water system, which arose from inspection during a two-day period last fall. DHEC wants Walhalla…

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