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New school to be JRSA customer

January 8, 2013

The new Walhalla High School on highway 11, scheduled for a 2015 opening, will add 2,400 gallons of wastewater a day to be processed by the county’s Coneross Wastewater Treatment Plant in Seneca. The flow is to be metered by the city of Walhalla. Bob Winchester, executive director of the Joint Regional Sewer Authority, announced…

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Push for additional Seneca seats at JRSA

January 8, 2013

At the request of the city administrator, the Seneca mayor will pick up the phone this morning and formally request that the member-customers of the Joint Regional Sewer Authority grant the city additional seats at the JRSA commission board. And once Mayor Dan Alexander makes the request, the matter is to be added to the…

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JRSA elects officers

January 8, 2013

A Walhalla representative will chair the Joint Regional Sewer Authority. And a Seneca man will be number two in the pecking order. Scott Parris, Walhalla utilities director, moved from interim chairman to chairman. Parris was elected without opposition to succeed Westminster’s Howard Adams, who recently resigned. Westminster’s Rhett Smith, who nominated Parris, said it’s only…

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Meth charges against four Walhallans

January 7, 2013

The police in Walhalla say they have taken down a meth laboratory at a home near the former Avondale Manufacturing Plant. Acting on a complaint, the police arrived late Friday afternoon at a home at 2 Keowee Street, arrested four residents, and confiscated what Chief Ronald Wilbanks described as bottles and other materials used in…

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Gresham Barrett moving to Anderson

January 7, 2013

After accepting a church position in Anderson, former Congressman Gresham Barrett and his wife, Natalie, have their home and farm near Westminster for sale and are looking for property in Anderson County, 96.3/WGOG NEWS has learned. Barrett recently accepted a position as Director of Stewardship for New Spring Church and is said to be completely…

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Walhalla adds fire truck

January 7, 2013

Walhalla has added a new truck to its arsenal of fire fighting equipment. That new truck, purchased by city, arrived last Thursday at the department on E. N. Broad Street. It replaces an older truck, which was donated the next day to Oconee Emergency Services, for use by the county at the discretion of OES.…

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Post Office will NOT close

January 7, 2013

A spokesman for the Postal Service says there is no consideration being given to closing the Mountain Rest Post Office in Oconee County. Harry Spratlin says a Postal Service meeting this month at the Mountain Rest Community club has been scheduled to inform the community of a cut in two hours of window service at…

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A call out to those who served

January 7, 2013
A call out to those who served

If you are a Second World War veteran of the Battle of the Bulge, you are cordially invited to be part of a program this month at the Walhalla Library that will tell about the pivotal battle. The program takes place at 2:30 Sunday afternoon, January 27, and everyone is invited. Phil Cheney, county library…

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Big doin’s at Foxwood Hills

January 7, 2013

Enhanced protection is now in place by the South Union Volunteer Fire Department in a corner of its service territory near Lake Hartwell. Station #23, a South Union substation, was officially placed into service yesterday afternoon in a new building on the Blackjack Road at Foxwood Hills. And Michael Mason, South Union fire chief, says…

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Post mortem and autopsy

January 7, 2013

Coroner Karl Addis has announced results of the post-mortem and autopsy conducted on the bodies of the man and the woman found in the front yard of a home on the Steve Nix Road in the Return Community near Seneca. The post-mortem showed James Wesley Foxx died of a self-inflicted gun shot wound to the…

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