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WHS cost: action item

April 12, 2013

At their regular meeting Monday, Oconee school trustees appear likely to vote on exactly how much to spend to build the new Walhalla High School. And one trustee has confirmed she and some of her colleagues are wondering whether $55 million is too much. That’s the proposed guaranteed maximum price from the project’s construction management…

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Miller completes nine weeks’ training

April 12, 2013

Army National Guard Spec. John Miller has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson. He’s the nephew of Martha Anderson of Westminster. Miller earned a bachelor’s degree in 2009 from Anderson University.

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Searchers find missing Alzheimer’s patient

April 12, 2013

After leaving her home three hours earlier, an Oconee County Alzheimer’s patient was found cold and wet, but uninjured. Deputy Director Adam Williams of Oconee Emergency Management said the 69-year old woman received an escort through the woods to meet an ambulance crew. She was then sent home and released to her family. Last night’s…

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New Spring Church eyes Oconee

April 12, 2013

Well-placed sources tell 96.3/WGOG NEWS that New Spring Church has interest in acquiring former textile plant property for a large church in Oconee County. The property is described as the former Deering-Milliken plant property at U-S 123 and S-C 93 near Clemson. Our sources say the property, with its Lake Hartwell border, has been envisioned…

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Lightning strike starts fire

April 12, 2013

A bolt of lightning at midnight started a fire in an out building in Mountain Rest, on the Village Creek Road. Last night’s thunderstorm and lightning brought down trees in various parts of Oconee County, but most roads are said to be passable this morning.  One exception is the road leading to the manned convenience…

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Cafe employing students closes for rest of year

April 11, 2013

The Considerate Café, at the Hamilton Career Center near Seneca, is closing for the rest of this school year to allow for construction and a re-vamp of the campus. But the restaurant, which served the public in addition to the school population, vows to be back for the 2013-14 year, with a grand re-opening the…

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Pool inspection today

April 11, 2013

An inspection by state health authorities of the Walhalla Municipal Swim Pool was anticipated early this afternoon. In advance of DHEC’s visit, volunteers were laboring to help prepare the pool for a possible opening this summer. 96.3/WGOG NEWS spoke to both County Councilman Wayne McCall and to City Councilman David Underwood, both of whom were…

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BREC hopes to hold the lines on rates

April 11, 2013

Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative hopes to hold the line on its retail charges for at least the end of this calendar year. Charles Dalton, general manager at today’s Blue Ridge’s annual media luncheon, said, “If all goes well, the co-op is planning to finish 2013 without an increase in the per-kilowatt hour price our members…

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Jazz on Alley called off

April 11, 2013

With bad weather ahead, Seneca has called off tonight’s Jazz on the Alley. It will resume next Thursday night.

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The police sweep for drugs

April 11, 2013

The Walhalla police are trying to sweep their city clear of illegal drugs. Chief Ronald Wilbanks said in today’s sweep, seven of the 22 suspects targeted had been picked up and sent to jail. He said those targeted are accused of distributing meth and prescription medication. areThe sweep is continuing. And Wilbanks said his department…

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  • November 1, 2014Walhalla's Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
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