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Mangan wins art scholarship

May 6, 2013
Mangan wins art scholarship

Walhalla High School student Rachel Mangan has been awarded this year’s James M. Brown Scholarship for the Arts and will receive a $1 thousand scholarship amount for each of the next four years. Rachel plans to attend Clemson and major in Art Education. On Friday, she and three other Oconee students auditioned for the award.…

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Rain “iffy” for BREC meet

May 6, 2013

Everyone who registers at tonight’s annual meeting of the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative at Pickens, as a door prize, will walk away with a door mat. Considering all of the rain we’ve been getting, perhaps Blue Ridge should be giving away umbrellas. Whether the area gets another shower seems to be an “iffy” proposition, depending…

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Affordable Housing tenant wins award

May 6, 2013

An Affordable Housing tenant in Clemson has been given a first of its kind award from the federal government. During a U-S Housing and Urban Development event in Columbia, the “Self Suffiency Award” was presented to Creekwood Village Apartments resident “Val.” She was accompanied by Pam Broome, resident service coordinator at Creekwood Village. Broome brought…

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What’s the pocketbook impact?

May 6, 2013

In the run-up to new spending measures, Oconee County councilmen are contemplating tax increases or a new fee, or both. What’s the potential impact to Mr. and Mrs. Taxpayer? Auditor Ken Nix gives examples today on 96.3/WGOG NEWS.

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Furman holds graduation ceremonies

May 6, 2013

Furman University awarded nearly 600 undergraduate and master’s degrees during weekend graduation ceremonies. An economics and political science major, Corey Nathaniel Allen of Central, was named one of six winners of the Scholarship Cup. For those half dozen students, the cup signifies their 4.0 average.

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First signs of a re-make

May 3, 2013

Walhalla’s former newspaper building is going to receive its first tangible signs of renovation next week when a contractor starts work on the outside. Keith Denny, new owner of the former Keowee Courier building on Short Street, says he has engaged a contractor to lay down a new metal roof and metal trim. Denny says…

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Nix ready for second full term

May 3, 2013

Oconee Auditor Ken Nix took the oath of office this afternoon for his  second full, four-year term. The oath was administered by Clerk of Court Beverly Whitfield at Whitfield’s Oconee County Courthouse office. Nix won election last fall, taking 64% of the vote in his election battle with Republican challenger Betsy Redmond. But his new…

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Ivester in custody, alert ended

May 3, 2013

A Seneca man for whom a public alert had been issued is in custody. Authorities say Robert Andrew Ivester, wanted on forgery charges, and a second person, Cynthia Michelle Hammett, both surrendered late this morning at the office of Probation, Parole and Pardons in Walhalla. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Hammett was also wanted on…

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Home on fire

May 3, 2013

A home  has caught fire in Westminster. The location is SC 183/the Walhalla-Westminster Highway across from West-Oak Middle School. 96.3/WGOG NEWS’ Gary Butts quotes medical personnel as saying no one was home at the time and there are apparently no injuries.  Resident Wayne Smith, at the time, was reported away from his home having lunch.

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No Cruise-In on Main

May 3, 2013

Because of bad weather, Seneca has called off tomorrow’s Cruise-In on Main, according to an announcement by the city events planner, Riley Johnson.

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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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