OC’s auditors render “clean” opinion

Oconee County’s new firm of outside auditors has rendered a clean, or un-modified opinion. And Dave Erwin, one of the auditors, says that’s the best that can be expected. He described as a good experience his firm’s collaboration with the county officials in examining and accounting for the financial records of Oconee County for the government year 2012-2013. “For financial […]

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Streetscape cost nearly double?

Walhalla’s Streetscape project apparently will cost more than what city leaders had anticipated, but Mayor Danny Edwards says it’s not fair to say the estimated price has risen to nearly double than what had been earlier figured. Near the end of last night’s council meeting, Edwards fielded a question from 96.3/WGOG NEWS. We asked whether the re-make of a four […]

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OCC amenable to extending the lease

Oconee County councilmen are willing to extend the lease of the old courthouse building and property to developers who want to build a hotel and other commercial development there. But two of the councilmen say extending the lease six months should be a one-time extension only. A one year’s lease expired this week, and County Administrator Scott Moulder told the […]

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Lash civil lawsuit still alive

A circuit judge will allow a plaintiff’s attorney to go forward with depositions before he rules on a motion by the defense lawyer to throw out a civil lawsuit that arose from an unsolved 2004 homicide in Seneca. The attorney for Lloyd Lash, Stephanie Fajardo, told Judge Alex Macaulay that she wants to schedule the depositions of three individuals: former […]

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Inabinet to take the plunge!

Seneca resident Andy Inabinet says he’ll make a trip to Walhalla to qualify today as a candidate for the open District Three seat on Oconee County Council. Once Inabinet signs up, a special GOP primary will be required in April to decide his party’s nomination. The one previous filer was Paul Cain, another Republican.

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Planning commissioners make recommendations

Seneca planning commissioners are sending recommendations to the city council to grow the city limits and make zoning changes at three other locations. One of the zoning changes is 809 E. N. 1st Street—part of a corridor which the city planner says is transitioning from homes and businesses to businesses. After last night’s hearing, the commissioners also recommended the mayor […]

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Hart County says no to PRWD

An Oconee-based water utility will have to look elsewhere for help withdrawing water from Lake Hartwell. WLHR Lake Hartwell Radio reports the members of the Hart County, Georgia Water and Sewer Authority voted 5-0 last night against Oakway-based Pioneer Rural Water District’s request to piggyback onto Hart’s Army Corps of Engineer’s permit. As Hugh Holland, Hart County authority chairman, put […]

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