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$10 thousand pay raise for Moulder

May 22, 2013

Scott Moulder’s new three-year deal to continue as Oconee County Administrator will pay him an extra $10 thousand a year and jump his base salary to $155 thousand. According to action approved last night by the County Council, Moulder can look forward to unspecified adjustments in his pay in the years going forward.  

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Stormy night

May 22, 2013

Parts of Oconee County experienced a stormy night. A back porch  fire spread to an attic in a home near Walhalla on the Zion Road. No injuries reported. Between 10 and 15 trees fell during the stormy weather that hit Long Creek. Some of the residual effects this morning included electric power lines down in…

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ATV accident causes serious injuries

May 22, 2013

A man thrown from the driver’s side of an ATV in a remote part of Oconee County wound up in an ambulance for a trip to the hospital. Yesterday’s mid-day accident required responders to trek about two and a half miles of rough trails and steep terrain off E. Stamp Creek Road to find the…

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Belk’s big bash

May 21, 2013

The Belk department store chain in the Carolinas has been around for 125 years—-74 years with stores in Seneca. And next week Belk plans a breakfast meeting for VIPs and a special presentation in front of the store. Heather Trevino, Belk’s Seneca manager, says plans for the Wednesday, May 29 observance are falling together nicely.…

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Marijuana plants seized in Walhalla home

May 21, 2013
Marijuana plants seized in Walhalla home

Oconee Sheriff’s Department announced drug charges this afternoon against a 52-year old Walhalla man. Working with Seneca and Walhalla police officers, county investigators say they seized money, weapons, and 67 marijuana plants yesterday from the Country Acres Road home of David Scott Foster. Investigators ascribe a street value of the marijuana seized as more than…

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Committee OKs three Graham amendments

May 21, 2013

The Senate Judiciary Committee passed three amendments introduced by Senator Lindsey Graham, according to the Washington office of the South Carolina Republican from Oconee County. The committee yesterday accepted Graham’s amendments to a bi-partisan immigration bill. They require additional background checks on aliens petitioning for legal status from countries or regions deemed threats to U-S…

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E-coli linked to Georgia restaurant

May 21, 2013

As many as 11 cases of E-coli are confirmed—10 of which are linked to a restaurant in Toccoa, Georgia. WNEG Radio at Toccoa quotes an e-mail statement from a district health spokesman as saying 10 Georgia residents and one South Carolinian have been confirmed as having a strain of E-coli. That spokesman, Dave Palmer, says…

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Something tangible to show for it all

May 21, 2013

Seneca’s mayor pro-tem says he appreciates his city’s need to pay now to invest for the future, but he issued a warning last night to his colleagues. Ronnie O’Kelley said, in considering Seneca’s intent to float bonds to help pay for the improvement, it ought to add a project for which Senecans can easily see…

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Up, up go Seneca fees and taxes

May 21, 2013

Mayor Dan Alexander cautioned Seneca City Council last night that his proposed new budgets would be “definitely different.” His Honor was not exaggerating. To allow Seneca to undertake major utility projects and strengthen its public safety departments, Alexander announced proposed budgets exceeding $45 million dollars for all purposes. He proposed new revenues in the form…

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WHS project GMP finalized

May 21, 2013
WHS project GMP finalized

Oconee school trustees agreed last night to allocate nearly $54.5 million for the new Walhalla High School—about $4.5 million above original projections. The guaranteed maximum price will cover the academic buildings and athletic facilities, including a football stadium but excluding tennis courts. Official ground was broken on the graded site on SC 11 in Picket…

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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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