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Exploring the jail options

May 31, 2013

A meeting next week between Walhalla and Oconee County officials will take up the county’s latest proposal for a new jail in the County Seat. Mayor Danny Edwards calls it a meeting to explore options, but the mayor prefers to say little else about it beforehand. 96.3/WGOG NEWS has learned Tuesday’s meeting will involve the…

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Drug suspect ran across four-lane highway

May 31, 2013

The police have confirmed that one suspect wanted in this week’s drug roundup ran across four-lane 123 between Seneca and Clemson, but  later apprehended a few miles away, along with another suspect, on the porch of a home in the Utica area. Chief John Covington said there was never any foot chase involved in what…

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Thief snatches lawnmower

May 31, 2013

Someone took a riding lawnmower from a barn beside a home in Friendship community near Seneca. The Oconee Sheriff’s Department reports the stolen mower is a red Toro Ground Master 322 D and valued at $4,500. The owner last saw his riding mower on Wright Circle, off S. Friendship Road the Saturday before Mother’s Day.…

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Workmen start on the new high school

May 31, 2013

More than 26 yards of concrete footings were poured yesterday at the construction property of the new Walhalla High School, and more footings are to be poured this afternoon. Oconee School District expects the entire project to take 22 to 24 months.  

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Farmers Market opens in the morning!

May 31, 2013

Walhalla’s re-located Farmers Market, at Main and N. Spring streets, opens for the season—-at 7 o’clock sharp tomorrow morning, according to Mayor Danny Edwards.

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After interruption, 911 service restored!

May 31, 2013

911 service is operational again in eight South Carolina counties after an interruption this morning in telephone service. Counties affected were Laurens, Clarendon, Fairfield, Georgetown, Horry Lee, McCormick and Williamsburg. During the outage, all counties switched to their secondary systems for emergency calls. The S-C Emergency Management Division recommends every family emergency plan include a…

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Public may speak on proposed land deal

May 31, 2013

Oconee County Council entertains public comment next week on a proposal to sell a small part of its Golden Corner Commerce Park to allow Pioneer Rural Water District to build a treatment plant. The public hearing is high on the agenda for Tuesday night’s 6 o’clock meeting in council chambers. An Atlanta, Georgia certified public…

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OC seniors taking final exams

May 31, 2013

In the last week of the public school year, Oconee seniors are taking exams—-and those results are a key to final grades that’ll impact the numbers of students who will qualify for diplomas. An announcement of the final numbers, according to Superintendent Dr. Mike Lucas, will be made next week. Graduation day for the seniors…

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CoC awards Ambassador scholarship

May 31, 2013

A Walhalla girl who one day would like to serve her city government was announced last night the winner of a scholarship awarded by the Greater Walhalla Area Chamber of Commerce. The announcement of the $500 scholarship for Marley Fischer was made during the chamber’s annual membership and award dinner last night at the civic…

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One special exception OK’d, second deferred

May 31, 2013

Duke Energy will be allowed to put up a five-story office building within the protected area of Oconee Nuclear Station, but a separate request to allow a cell phone tower at Long Creek was deferred until next month. Several Long Creek property owners and others turned out to oppose a cell tower they say would…

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