Brazen shoplifters strike Wal-Mart

Two female shoppers at the Seneca Wal-Mart pushed a buggy full of merchandise past all points of sale and exited the store without paying. According to Oconee Sheriff’s Office, last Friday’s case of shoplifting at 7:52 in the morning and deprived the store of around at least $75 dollars worth of goods. If you have information about what happened, you […]

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Political signs to disappear soon

Take a spin almost anywhere in Oconee and chances are you’ll still see several roadside political signs—nine days after the primary election. And many of them are signs for candidates who’ve either won election or who have lost and do not figure in next week’s runoff elections. 96.3/WGOG NEWS has learned that those signs are about to disappear. Those who […]

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Remember, there are second votes next week!

The 2014 political season, so far, has been one for poor voter turnouts. A second primary election vote next week shapes up to be no different as the political parties offer a total of only three contests to choose among for the Oconee electorate. The ballot for Tuesday’s Democratic runoff election pits Tom Thompson and Shelia Gallagher to be that […]

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Practicing for the real thing!

Oconee Emergency Services reserved the Walhalla Municipal Swimming Pool this morning for a practice session. Grahl Haney, deputy director, says each year the personnel are put to test on their skills for water rescue and diving. It’s part of an all-day exercise. After their morning swim, the divers and the rescuers will for an afternoon on lake training. According to […]

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Powell holds onto hope

The Walhalla corner of Main and S. Church may no longer lend itself to a boutique hotel and restaurant, but John Powell still has hopes for the old building. He expressed the hope this morning that someone will come along and save the day for the old courthouse, which eventually could wind up demolished. Powell says he and his partner […]

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Zoning votes tonight in Clemson

Action items are on the agenda tonight of the board of zoning appeals in Clemson. The board will consider a variance to permit on-street parking in front of a home at 139 Folger Street and a special exception to allow four parcels of property zoned R-20 to be used for religious use. The meeting takes place at 6 at City […]

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Clemson beauty lands dream internship

Ali Rogers, Clemson communications studies major and first runner-up in last year’s Miss America Pageant, has landed an internship with the new College Football Playoff and will move next month to Dallas, Texas. In the 10-month paid internship, Rogers will assist the communications office of College Football Playoff. Among her responsibilities will be assembling news clips each day, compiling analytics, […]

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Gearing up for hospital agreement

An Oconee Medical Center official says, during an executive session meeting Monday, the board of directors will review the agreement to bring the hospital under the umbrella of the Greenville Hospital System. But Hunter Kome, OMC chief operating officer, says a vote is not anticipated. Kome said, “We will have a separate meeting to vote on the agreement….It should take […]

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“But it appears perhaps it is not to be”

The project to bring a boutique hotel and restaurant to Walhalla appears to be on its last leg. And the developers have all but declared an end to their effort to remodel the former courthouse, at Main and S. Church, and save the 1956 building from eventual demolition. In an open letter to Courthouse Inn supporters, a copy of which […]

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Part of 123 to be re-surfaced next month

An official of the contractor says a section of U-S 123 in Seneca is planned for re-surfacing next month. The work will take place from Lindsay Road to Old Salem Road and will take in the 123-130/E-N 1st Street intersection. In length, the section of 123 is less than a mile. However, because the highway there sees high volumes of […]

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