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Workers re-open Walhalla intersection

July 24, 2015

Streetscape crews last night re-opened Walhalla’s Main Street intersection with S. College Street.  They completed electrical conduit across College Street and tied in the existing six-inch water line with the new eight-inch main.  The old Main Street line, between College and Tugaloo, officially has been abandoned.  

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Meeting involved what to do with the old jail

July 24, 2015

Sheriff Mike Crenshaw met yesterday with representatives of the faith-based outfit who delivered their plan for what they would like to do with the current Oconee jail once the new jail opens next door.  For now, Crenshaw is withholding public comment on the proposal of Christ Central Ministries.  He said, “They have put together a…

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Zoning hearings Tuesday

July 24, 2015

Public hearings are scheduled next week by the Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals.  They pertain to a new LakeKeowee home development and a new office building planned on the grounds of Duke’s World of Energy.  For a home development at the end of Waterfall Road near HighFalls, a Tennessee developer seeks a road width variance…

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City of Walhalla request of its water customers

July 23, 2015

Walhalla has in place an automated calling system to alert customers of water emergencies.  It serves a dual purpose of notifying customers who haven’t paid on time.  But it can’t work without the public’s help.  “For the system to work properly, phone numbers are needed on accounts.  Please update your information by calling 864/638-4343.”  

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Two Presidential hopefuls to campaign in Oconee

July 23, 2015

Two hopefuls for the Republican nomination for President are Oconee County-bound, and one of them is a local resident.  Chairman Bob Skipp of the countyGOP says arrangements have been made for Senator Lindsey Graham, an Oconee resident, to meet the public at 10:30 Monday morning, August 10 at the Seneca Family Restaurant.  That same By-Pass…

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Train-pedestrian fatality identified

July 23, 2015

An 88-year old Westminster man died this morning after being hit by a Norfolk Southern freight train.  Derrick E. Holden of 202 N. Bibb Street was pronounced dead at 9:17 a-m.  Both Coroner Karl Addis and Police Chief Dean Awalt say they believe what happened was an accident at 8:30 this morning at the N.…

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Red panda born at the Greenville Zoo

July 23, 2015

The Greenville Zoo is celebrating the birth of a male red panda.  The offspring, born June 21, is the first for the parents Collette, three years old, and Firecracker, nine years old.  And it’s the first birth of the species for the zoo since 2006.  Red pandas are native to the mountains of Nepal, north…

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Miracle Circle accident at 2:30 a-m

July 23, 2015

An accident at 2:30 this morning at Seneca’s Miracle Circle left thousands of dollars in damage to a pair of cars.  The police say the accident occurred as one car attempted a left turn from the By-Pass onto W. N. 1st Street.  According to Capt. Robert Tribble, the driver of the Lexus SUV required a…

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Intersection to re-open this afternoon

July 23, 2015

 The intersection of Main and S. College is scheduled to re-open to traffic this afternoon.  Crews for Streetscape are working on the base for the new street light poles and crossing College Street with the electrical conduit for the next block.  As suspected, the workers are finding surprises underground and finding limited room to place…

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Bear seen on W. Bear Swamp Road

July 23, 2015

Citizen accounts received by 96.3/WGOG NEWS indicate sightings of bears in recent days—one in Salem and the other on W. Bear Swamp Road near the Walhalla city limit.  In each instance, the bears were seen standing on their hind legs.  One was ready to get into a corn patch at Salem.  On W. Bear Swamp…

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Calendar

  • July 31, 2015 5:00 pmChristmas in July to support Heath's Haven
  • July 31, 2015 7:00 pmConservation Theory in Concert
  • July 31, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • August 2, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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