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Court appearance today for former Walhalla coach

June 27, 2013

96.3/WGOG NEWS has learned that a former Walhalla teacher and wrestling coach is scheduled for a court appearance this afternoon. Court officers tell us that Richard “Trey” Gardner III of Kershaw is scheduled for a 2 o’clock appearance in the General Sessions Court. With help from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, Oconee deputies arrested Gardner…

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Lowell Macher moves on up!

June 27, 2013

Financial businessman Lowell Macher assumes the presidency today of the Seneca Rotary Club. Because of next week’s holiday, today’s meeting of the club will be the last until July 11—when Sheriff Mike Crenshaw is scheduled to speak.

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Latest instance of bogus currency

June 27, 2013

A new instance of the passing of counterfeit money in Oconee County prompts the Sheriff’s Department to warn unsuspecting businesses. The latest occurrence was Monday at McDonald’s, at 1305 Sandifer Boulevard, Seneca. There, a drive-thru customer gave the cashier a fake $10 bill. That fake bill is now evidence and part of a continuing investigation.…

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Airing tonight for Seneca’s new budgets

June 27, 2013
Airing tonight for Seneca’s new budgets

Over the next 12 months, Seneca projects in excess of $45 million will come to and from the city. And tonight at City Hall the Seneca’s various budgets get an airing out for a public hearing. Tax and rate increases are figured in the proposed budgets. The hearing begins at 6 o’clock, and everyone is…

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Crews continue to search for missing rafter

June 27, 2013

Swiftwater rescue teams from Columbia and Lexington County continued efforts yesterday to find the body of Thomas Hill. A search dog from the Oconee Sheriff’s Office also worked at the scene. And that search dog indicated Hill may still be in the Five Falls area. According to Scott Loftis, Incident Commander, divers will do more…

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40-year old man sentenced to 90 months

June 26, 2013

An Oconee jury found a 40-year old Walhallan guilty today of distribution of methamphetamine second offense. The judge ordered Gregory Lee Murphy to prison for 25 years suspended on the service of seven and a half year years and five years probation. Murphy, who was arrested by the Oconee Sheriff’s Department last summer, took the…

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Victim of alleged abuse or neglect dies

June 26, 2013

An elderly Walhalla man reported by the police as the victim of a case of abuse or neglect died today in the hospital. Coroner Karl Addis says Curtis Howard Orr died at 3 this morning at the Oconee Medical Center. Orr had been hospitalized since June 18 when the city police conducted a welfare check…

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Latest from the Chattooga River

June 26, 2013

As fatigue and disappointment start to set in, responders say they remain resolute in their efforts to return Thomas Hill home to his wife and children. “Some people have been supporting this effort for more than a week, sometimes as many as 16 hours a day, so of course they’re tired,” said Incident Commander Scott…

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As yet, no plan “B”,says Bagwell

June 26, 2013

Walhalla’s mayor pro-tem says it’s a disappointment to hear that his city’s grant application for Main Street is not being recommended for funding but, he says, it’s not a death knell for the streetscape project. Yet Tjay Bagwell concedes Walhalla has no plan “B” to tap outside funding for what it’ll take to resurface Main…

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Call goes out to Walhalla’s food makers!

June 26, 2013

Plans are coming together for Walhalla’s Second Annual Independence Eve celebration—one week from tonight. Like last year, events take place on a one-block section of Main Street. Added this year are fireworks, which are to set off at the soccer field, one block behind Main, at 9:19 p-m Wednesday, July 3. Tjay Bagwell says ice…

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Calendar

  • November 22, 2014Benefit for Mark & Jody Vissage
  • November 22, 2014 7:00 pmThe Miss Walhira Pageant
  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
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