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Cheney would like decision tonight

May 20, 2013

The Oconee County library director would like his board of trustees to put to rest tonight a decision on where to build the replacement Seneca library. The trustees are meeting at 5:30 this evening at the Westminster Library, but Library Director Phillip Cheney isn’t sure if the decision will be made tonight, as several members…

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Keowee 100th: a fun time

May 20, 2013

Old model cars, inflatables for kids, and food. Saturday’s event to mark 100 years of Keowee community’s public school offered a lot to everyone. School alumni enjoyed browsing old yearbooks and renewing friendships. From her vantage point Saturday, as a 13-year classroom teacher in the community, Andrea Alewine expressed pride to 96.3/WGOG NEWS that her…

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Today’s Rotary speaker

May 20, 2013

Greg Stewart today will share with Walhalla Rotary members what it has been like to be on the job 25 years with the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services. Stewart, the agent-in-charge in Oconee and acting agent-in-charge in Greenville, will discuss what the agency does surrounding offender supervision and how sex offenders…

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Alert posted for escaped prisoner

May 20, 2013
Alert posted for escaped prisoner

Alerts have been posted in South Carolina for an escaped Georgia prisoner. Keibron Brock was wearing orange jail shorts and a white t-shirt Friday morning when he scaled the wall and razor wire of the Franklin County Detention Center in Carnesville, Georgia—-and disappeared. The Franklin County sheriff said it’s believed Brock took a car from…

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Official groundbreaking at 5!

May 20, 2013

Everyone is invited to the graded property for a new Walhalla High School for this afternoon’s 5 o’clock ceremony to officially break ground. In a 96/3/WGOG NEWS interview, District One trustee Jerry Lee expressed no worries that a delay in deciding exactly how much to spend on the project will interfere with the district’s goal…

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Restored bell rung to Keowee approval

May 20, 2013
Restored bell rung to Keowee approval

Children held fingers to their ears. Others applauded, as an old school bell rang loud and true apparently as ever. And Jerry Opperman said, “Sounds just right!” Those three words were important to a large crowd Saturday afternoon in front of the Keowee Elementary School. The former school bell, restored by the Keowee-Ebenezer Fire Department,…

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It’s budget time in Seneca!

May 20, 2013

The Seneca mayor and council pay close attention tonight to their finance director, Joel Seavey. It’s budget time in Oconee’s largest municipality. All city budgets are scheduled for the first of two required public readings during a 6:30 meeting tonight at the Gignilliat Community Center. The meeting location is a change from the normal location…

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Oconee boasts 30 graduates!

May 20, 2013

Thirty members of Oconee fire and rescue operations are graduates of a “Beyond Helmets & Hoses” leadership seminar. The 16-hour program took place over the weekend to help enhance the quality of leaders in emergency services’ work. Oconee Emergency Services partnered with the International Association of Fire Chiefs, Pierce Fire Apparatus and the National Fallen…

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Ball is in Scott Moulder’s court

May 17, 2013

Oconee County Councilman Reg Dexter, chairman of the budget committee, said Friday he and his colleagues were awaiting Administrator Scott Moulder’s response to the council’s offer of a pay increase for 2013-14. Apparently it’s the major aspect left unresolved in a new, three-year contract for Moulder, county administrator since 2010. According to Moulder, the council…

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Looking forward to his clients’ day in court

May 17, 2013

A defense lawyer looks forward to his clients day in court next month to try to counteract a judge’s preliminary ruling that gaming machines seized last month are illegal. “Some of the machines print tickets showing there’s no cash value and say the machines comply with state law,” Gruber Sires of Seneca told reporters this…

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  • October 31, 2014Faith Baptist Church's Fall Festival
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmWalhalla High Cheerleader Candy Giveaway
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmBoo in the Bay
  • November 1, 2014Walhalla's Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
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