Moore wants to swing the ax!

Landscape engineers will walk with Walhalla leaders a week from today over the entire four-block section of Main Street, as a way to get ready for the first phase of Streetscape. That first phase is to include the replacement of aging utilities lines beneath the street and sidewalks. James Moore, Walhalla’s public works director, recommended last night that his workers, […]

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An Oconee County land swap

A land exchange with Oconee County will allow an Atlanta area developer a building location inside the county’s Golden Corner Commerce Park at Fair Play. And that, according to County Administrator Scott Moulder, will position the county to receive another spec building to be used as a carrot to attract an industrial rabbit. The deal, approved last night by Oconee […]

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Walhalla’s $610K vote to be in two weeks

Walhalla leaders are balking on the question of whether the Joint Regional Sewer Authority should release county government from an annual financial obligation. As a member city of the JRSA, Walhalla City Council gets a say on whether to rescind an agreement that pays the JRSA $610 thousand until the year 2038. Last night the mayor and council, meeting as […]

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It could happen Thursday!

There’s buzz in Seneca that the city has it eyes on a couple of big-name entertainers for Seneca Fest 2014. City officials tell 96.3/WGOG NEWS those entertainers are the country music legend John Anderson and the pop-country group the Bellamy Brothers. And, for the Bellamy Brothers, the engagement would make for a return performance in Seneca. Contracts and ticket prices […]

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CU recognizes death march survivor

Clemson University has started an endowment to honor professor emeritus Ben Skardon—a Clemson alumnus and survivor of the Bataan Death March during the Second World War. The Col. Beverly “Ben” Skardon Clemson Ring Endowment will help fund the Clemson Ring Ceremony. For many years, Skardon took part in that ceremony, sharing the story about how his Clemson ring saved his […]

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‘Roads to Paradise’ cleanup Saturday

If you appreciate Lake Jocassee and Devil’s Fork State Park, there’s a gift you can give to both during the holiday season. Friends of Jocassee hold their quarterly cleanup at both outdoor attractions Saturday from 9 a-m to noon. And you’re invited to pitch in by meeting in the day use area of the state park. There, teams will be […]

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Ross: “I’ll still be around”

Long-time Oconee County sewer attorney Lowell Ross, now 81 years old, has decided 2014 will be the time he’ll begin to limit his law practice. And that means the Joint Regional Sewer Authority will have to turn to someone else for legal assistance. Ross will be missed. He was commended last night by sewer superintendent Bob Winchester, among others, for […]

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Power restored at Employment and Workforce

A power outage yesterday morning prompted the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce to power down its servers, causing a delay in services. But the MyBenefits portal (mybenefits.dew.sc.gov) is now operational, and claimants may also file by phone and speak with representatives at 1-866/831-1724. DEW is extending its operating hours today and tomorrow until 7 p-m. And, to mitigate […]

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JRSA passes resolution

The policymakers for the Joint Regional Sewer Authority have decided to leave it up to their member cities whether to release Oconee County from an annual payment to the authority. Without objection, the authority commissioners passed a resolution to be forwarded to the cities. The commission acted after hearing Greg Dietterick speak about the background of a $610 thousand payment […]

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