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West-Oak students attend competition

March 13, 2013
West-Oak students attend competition

West-Oak students attended the engineering competition this week at the University of South Carolina. Attending Project Lead The Way and Gateway to Technology were West-Oak Middle School students Leevi James, Maddy Lee, and Drew Jacobs and West-Oak High students Tim Wayman, Garrett McGuffin, and Dustin Drake. This was the first year that middle school students…

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Ratepayers to dig deeper

March 13, 2013

Westminster’s retail electric power customers will have to dig deeper into their pocketbooks to make good on their bills. 96.3/WGOG NEWS has been told that at last nights meeting, the city council unanimously voted to pass on the costs of a 7.3% increase from its electric power wholesale supplier to its retail customers. The increase…

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Truck strikes trailer on 123

March 13, 2013

An accident early last night near Seneca required medical treatment for a roadside worker. According to a report received by 96.3/WGOG NEWS, a truck stuck a trailer being used to set safety cones in place, ahead of a re-paving project on 123. The truck driver was sent to the hospital.

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Walhalla address Streetscape

March 13, 2013

At no charge, a Greenwood company has given Walhalla’s elected leaders an idea of what it could cost to re-work a four-block section of the downtown business district: #359 :15 “…FOR FREE.” At the start of an informal City Hall meeting, Mayor Edwards last night referred to a Greenwood company’s estimate of $2.3 million that…

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“NIMBY” raises its head again

March 13, 2013
“NIMBY” raises its head again

About 25 people—and two squirrels—made up the audience last night for the Oconee Sheriff’s pitch to build a new jail on the cemetery side of the Law Enforcement Center in Walhalla. Two squirrels, running loose inside the Walhalla Depot building, proved to be a minor distraction as third-month Sheriff Mike Crenshaw tested the waters as…

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Industry prospect due tomorrow

March 12, 2013

The new up-and-running industrial electronics center opened by Tri-County Tech in the Sandy Springs Community sees an industrial prospect tomorrow. And Doug Allen, the acting dean of the engineering and technology division, said it’s a follow-up to an earlier meeting . . . and he’s hopeful something will be finalized during tomorrow’s meeting. Allen says…

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Viral outbreak in ‘B’ cell

March 12, 2013

A viral-type outbreak, suggesting stomach bug or possible flu, broke out within the last 24 to 36 hours in an open dorm section at the Oconee Detention Center. As many as eight of 20 male inmates housed there have been affected, according to Captain Steve Pruitt, jail director. Pruitt says the ill inmates have the…

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Meeting will address new farmers market

March 12, 2013

A dinner meeting next week will address plans for the first Oconee Farmers Market. The Oconee Young Farmer and Agribusiness Association invites everyone at 6 o’clock Tuesday night, March 19 at Seneca High School. Christina Alexander, ag teacher, says arrangements are being made for Gwen McPhail and Stanley Gibson to speak about the farmers market…

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Gag order to be requested

March 12, 2013

96.3/WGOG NEWS has learned that the prosecution will enter an Anderson courtroom Thursday and request a judge to slap a gag order on all parties involved in the State’s case against James Bartee. According to Deputy Solicitor David Wagner, Thursday’s hearing is planned at 10 a-m in one of the courtrooms at the Anderson County…

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New spot for jail tonight

March 12, 2013

Sheriff Crenshaw’s plan for a new Oconee Jail will given during a 6:30 meeting tonight at Walhalla Depot. Jimmy Watt, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Department, said a large crowd is expected as the new sheriff, he said, is determined to avoid going forward until the proposal is first aired out publicly. And that’s why, he…

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  • 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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