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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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Just in: search ends

May 3, 2013

The Seneca man wanted by authorities turned himself in late this morning at the Oconee Probation, Parole and Pardon Office in Walhalla. And Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says Robert Andrew Ivester will be now be taken to jail, pending a court appearance. Ivester was wanted on charges of forgery and other offenses. An alert had been…

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“Wounded Warriors” due next month

May 3, 2013

The Lake Keowee community and other Oconeeans are preparing for the annual visit by the wounded military service personnel—often referred to as the “Wounded Warriors.” And preceding the June 17-20 visit will be a fundraiser the night of Wednesday, May 29. From 7 to 9 that night at the Lighthouse Restaurant Cabana Club, everyone is…

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Farmers market opens in the morning

May 3, 2013

In a large field across from the Oconee County offices of Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, the first farmers market will open for the season at 8 o’clock tomorrow morning. This Oconee County-wide market is called Foothills Heritage Market and is located at 178 Hayfield Road, on property owned by Sam Thrift. At tomorrow’s opening, fresh…

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Sheep Farm’s build cost nears $11 million

May 3, 2013

Since late February, motorists have been taking the new Sheep Farm Road near Seneca—a country road expanded to four lanes between highway 28 and area shopping centers. But the general contractor and the state have not entirely signed off on all that remains to be done. A Department of Transportation official says there’s list of…

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Oconee to make formal application

May 2, 2013

Oconee County apparently is ready to make a formal request of Walhalla. And Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says if the application for an exception to the zoning law is approved for the jail at the latest location, “We’re ready to proceed.” Two years ago, an application for a variance to build the jail on the other…

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Assessing Oconee Nuclear’s performance

May 2, 2013

The public has an invitation for an open house next week at Duke’s World of Energy for the government’s nuclear watchdog agency to discuss Oconee Nuclear Station’s safety performance for last year. The open house from 6 to 7:30 Thursday night, May 9 at the World of Energy will feature posters explaining the NRC’s role.…

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Calendar

  • 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
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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