Walhalla to get a Zaxby’s

A deal that closed this afternoon guarantees that Walhalla will have a Zaxby’s—a restaurant that specializes in chicken dishes.  Realtor John Powell said the deal that closed at 1 o’clock conveys one acre of property from the Moore Brothers to Michael Thorton, an operator of Zaxby restaurants in Pickens and in Georgia.  The property is located just to the south […]

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Police chase winds up on golf course!

  Police chase winds up on the golf course! 1600, Mon., 29 June 2015..lrm Golfers were startled near Walhalla when they heard sirens at the Falcon’s Lair course. Deputies were chasing a suspect across the fairways. The suspect apparently ditched his vehicle on the 8th fairway, got out and rand but was quickly caught. At least one party of golfers […]

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Probate Judge gets same-sex marriage requests

  Since same-sex couples won the right to marry, the office of Oconee Probate Judge has been getting, on the average, five or six permit requests a month. One of those applications was received after Friday’s Supreme Court ruling. Probate Judge Kenny Johns’ staff has counted 41 others since South Carolina started allowing the marriages in November. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Lightning inflicts damage

Friday night’s storm, packing thunder and lightning, caused heavy damage between Walhalla and Westminster. 963.WGOG NEWS has learned that seven prized cows were killed by a lightning strike at a farm off the Coffee Road. Those cows are estimated to be worth thousands of dollars. Lightning also caused damage to a cooling unit at Crossroads #2 Baptist Church near Westminster. […]

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Two criminal charges filed

A 25-year old Seneca man was jailed Saturday in the Sheriff’s Office investigation of a shooting off the Shiloh Road. Arrest reports list Jonathan Cole Bryson of Willow Creek Circle charged with assault and battery first degree and domestic violence second degree. A 19-year old Fair Play man has been identified as the victim of gun shot to the leg. […]

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Veterans relief effort benefits from fundraiser

Children enrolled this month in Vacation Bible School at a Westminster church raised $570 dollars for a veterans relief fund. The money was raised by the 101 children attending this year’s Vacation Bible School at Faith Baptist Church and turned over to the Oconee Veterans Affairs Office. Jenny Driver says the theme for this year’s class was “Bible Boot Camp—Armor […]

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“We’re open!”

As Main Street Streetscape work continues on the north side block between Tugaloo and College streets, some merchants there are anxious about the possibility they will lose business.  This sign lets people know that, in spite of the construction, the business is open and doing business!

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Office transition at Westminster

Charts showing Westminster financial accounts are being redone this week, and the transition means that City Hall is not accepting payments today and tomorrow—the last two days of the government year. City Hall is open for Westminster residents to transact other city business, but not accepting payments until Wednesday. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Visitors flock to lakes and access areas

At the start of a hot summer, Oconee County lakes and access areas are filling up with visitors. Considering temperatures in the mid 90s, it’s a no-brainer. People are looking for a way to cool off and to enjoy the outdoors. Keowee Towne and Stamp Creek access areas are seeing larger crowds. Some boaters have been turned away at Fall […]

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