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Warning: malaria on a comeback

June 11, 2013

Chairman Wayne McCall of the Oconee County Council Law Enforcement and Public Safety Committee says he isn’t sure why, but a disease transmitted by the bite of mosquitoes is making a comeback. It’s called malaria. McCall last night urged the committee to consider protective measures that’ll ensure good health. He urged the county to borrow…

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Outlawing drug paraphernalia and getting tough on distracted driving

June 11, 2013

At the urging of Sheriff Mike Crenshaw, members of Oconee County Council want their attorney to review other counties’ laws against businesses selling drug paraphernalia for the purpose of proposing a similar ordinance to cover their county. The council’s law enforcement and public safety committee last night also agreed to get tough on distracted driving,…

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Second charge against Blackwell

June 11, 2013

A new charge has been placed against the 43-year old Walhalla area man who surrendered after officers say he barricaded himself inside his home Sunday on the Fairfield Road. According to arrest warrants, Timothy Scott Blackwell has now been charged with possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person convicted of a violent felony.…

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Early summer opening predicted for pool

June 10, 2013

Walhalla Mayor Danny Edwards predicted today his city will be able to open its swimming pool “sometime in July” and become the county’s only municipality to offer public swimming. Edwards made the prediction today to the Rotary Club, thanking all of the volunteers and prison labor who are making the pool opening a reality. “The…

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DOT nixes the idea of a two-lane Main Street

June 10, 2013

The South Carolina DOT has told Walhalla to forget about any idea that Main Street downtown may be narrowed to two lanes as part of the city’s streetscape project. In the presence today of State Representative Bill Whitmire, Mayor Danny Edwards told Mayor Pro-tem Tjay Bagwell that reducing Main downtown, from four to two lanes,…

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CU student arrested

June 10, 2013

Campus police at Clemson have arrested a 19-year old sophomore on charges related to the unauthorized use of a credit card number. The police charged Jasper Hill III of Lawrenceville, Georgia on Thursday with felony transaction card theft and misdemeanor financial transaction card fraud value of $500 or less during a period of six months.…

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Seneca considers zoning and annexation requests

June 10, 2013

Seneca is stretching its borders—especially in the area of a Wells Highway intersection. When the mayor and council sit down for their regular June meeting tomorrow, they’ll be requested to pass on as many as five annexation applications, as well as six corresponding zoning classifications. On 96.3/WGOG NEWS today Ed Halbig, planning and community development…

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Missing boat motor retrieved and arrest made

June 10, 2013

Oconee sheriff’s deputies report a missing boat motor has been recovered and an arrest made in a case classified as stolen property. According to law enforcement reports, 29-year old Nicholas James Crawford of Stormy Lane, Seneca was arrested yesterday and charged with receiving stolen goods. Deputies say they were alerted by the owner of a…

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Students present research at ACC conference

June 10, 2013

Eight Clemson students presented their research results at the annual ACC Meeting of the Minds Undergraduate Research Conference held at Wake Forest University. Students’ research projects included turtle mortality, education in rural Guatemala and bio-fuel production. The students included two from Pickens County: Nathaniel Weaver, senior wildlife and fisheries biology major from Pickens; and Matthew…

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Storm drain overflows!

June 10, 2013
Storm drain overflows!

The rainfall which Oconee County has enjoyed courtesy of Andrea and earlier rains prove too much for storm drains—such as this one on Walhalla’s S. College Street between Main and Broad.  

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  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
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