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Budget sail through

June 19, 2013

There’s a reason Walhalla devotes no more than five minutes to its annual budget hearings. Rarely, if ever, does someone from the public turn out to say something. Four reporters made for last night’s audience, as the hearing preceded city council’s approval of three new budgets to chart Walhalla finances the next 12 months. The…

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Two councilmen call it quits

June 19, 2013

Walhalla today finds itself short of two city councilmen. One after the other, councilmen James Powell and Deek Biemann stepped down last night—for separate reasons, although the reasons reflect the personal changes in each of the two young men’s lives. For Powell, he’s building a home outside the corporate limits. Council service is limited to…

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Traffic accident near Seneca

June 19, 2013

State troopers report injuries in an accident around 8:45 this morning near Seneca—at the traffic light intersection of Sheep Farm and Bountyland roads.

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Thieves strike Jet Commercial

June 18, 2013
Thieves strike Jet Commercial

The Seneca area company working on Oconee’s Broadband FOCUS project reports it’s the victim of thievery. Someone stole $30 thousand worth of fiber optics equipment, along with hand tools, apparently over the weekend. The Sheriff’s Department reports security cameras show a vehicle entering Jet Commercial’s lot on the Wells Highway around 2:45 Sunday morning. One…

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PRWD grant and loan approval possible next month

June 18, 2013

An engineering consultant said this afternoon everything is poised for the federal government to approve a combination loan and grant to allow Pioneer Rural Water District the funds to build its first treatment plant. According to Chuck Joye, a loan application for $11.2 million and a grant request for $2.7 million have been sent by…

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Man burned at stove

June 18, 2013

A kitchen fire near Seneca this afternoon burned a man cooking French fries. He was taken to the hospital. Neither his name, nor the extent of burns, was immediately available. Shortly after 1 o’clock fire fighters went to 700 Friendship Road. The fire was quickly contained. Because the home had no working smoke detector, Oconee…

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Second reward offered

June 18, 2013

A second, anonymous reward has been posted for information to help solve Oconee County’s Shelia Carver cold case disappearance. According to the Sheriff’s Department, the second reward is $10 thousand…and when added to the $10 thousand announced last month, the total is now $20 thousand for the recovery of Carver’s remains. Shelia Carver’s father reported…

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Oconeean pleads guilty to child porn charges

June 18, 2013

A 42-year old Seneca man pleaded guilty today in federal court to possession of child pornography. An announcement by Bill Nettles, U-S Attorney, states that Hollis Frenchman Gray Jr. now awaits sentencing. Law enforcement searched Gray’s home June 5, 2012 and seized computers and other storage media. And, according to the government, a forensic exam…

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Power line down on the Shiloh Road

June 18, 2013

Fire fighters late this morning have responded to an electric power line down on the Shiloh Road near Seneca.

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Contents of package under investigation

June 18, 2013

A package that Georgia’s bomb unit took apart late last week near Tiger, Georgia remains under investigation. Rabun sheriff’s officers Friday afternoon brought a K-9 to highway 441 south near the Tiger city limits and found a homemade device. Sky 104 Radio at Clayton reports the K-9 gave a positive alert for explosives inside the…

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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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