Fair Play man charged with fraud and forgery

      A Fair Play man was jailed at Walhalla this week, charged with fraud and forgery in an investigation of someone’s stolen personal identity.  According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, six warrants were obtained against Ronnie Kipp Stancil, 25-year old resident of W. Fair Play Boulevard.  Stolen last year was a wallet that contained a debit card, a […]

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Sewer work Monday near Seneca

Residents on Reedy Fork Road near Seneca are being notified to expect sewer work to begin Monday and a partial obstruction on the road while the work is underway.  According to the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority, Tugaloo Pipeline Company will commence replacement of a sewer force main—100 feet of pipe in all.  Workers will also inspect the pipe left […]

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Temporary parking for Main Street businesses

Walkways are to be placed today in Walhalla on the south side of Main Street between College and Catherine streets to allow customers to access businesses from temporary parking spots.  Temporary parking is now available on a section of the block to the west.  Conduit has been installed for the electricity changeover at Bantam Chef.  However, according to the city, […]

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For flag vote, Alexander relied on faith

A Presbyterian Church Sunday School teacher, Thomas Alexander opened his Bible for insight as to how he should vote when it came to taking down the Confederate flag from the grounds of the State House.  The state senator from Oconee-Pickens voted with the majority of his colleagues this week in approving a bill, now signed by Governor Haley, that now […]

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Support and patience for Streetscape

  In recent days, Streetscape with its workers and equipment arrived on the block on which the Oconee-Pickens state senator makes his livelihood.  Senator Thomas Alexander is the proprietor of Oconee Office Supply on Walhalla’s Main Street.  He’s also a former Walhalla city councilman.  Alexander says he supports the current-day city council and its project to re-make the core commercial […]

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Robert Lee Bishop

Robert Lee Bishop, 50, of 100 Near Lake Circle, Seneca died Wednesday at the Cottingham Hospice House.  The family receives friends from 4-7 p-m Saturday at Sandifer Funeral Home.  No formal service will be held.  Family members are at their homes.  Flowers are accepted.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.  Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family.  

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A 96.3/WGOG NEWS clarification

Our story Wednesday about an appropriation of $500 thousand for Walhalla’s Streetscape budget failed to make clear that the money was approved by the county’s state “C” Fund Committee, chaired by Sam Dickson. Our story made it sound as if the money were granted by the transportation committee of Oconee County Council, chaired by Joel Thrift. The $500 thousand came […]

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Bank VP on statewide committee

Blue Ridge Bank is proud of William Christopher Ellenburg.  The bank vice president has been appointed to serve a two-year term on the Bank Operations Committee of the South Carolina Bankers Association.  The committee stays abreast of developments affecting the operations and technology areas of banks and relays available information to all members of their state association.  Ellenburg joined Blue […]

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