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WCA in need of roof work

February 21, 2013

Walhalla Civic Auditorium hopes an Oconee County Accommodations Tax grant is the answer to its roof problems. The roofs over the stage, the auditorium, and the Green Room are all in need, according to Bill Chiusano, auditorium business manager. WCA today formally requested of the A-TAX board $30 thousand. The A-TAX board will vote next…

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Seneca Middle’s top “inventors”

February 21, 2013

Seneca Middle School has judged its top student “inventors” and will send the three to the Duke Energy Invention Convention. Sixth grade science teachers Deb Burton and Teresa Stills named Rollins Baird and his Dryer Lint Fire Starter as first place winner; Holliday Thomas and her Magnetic Stuffed Animal Board number two; and Jenna Wilson…

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Good and bad news about the drought

February 21, 2013

The government reports that in the Lake Hartwell sub-basin during January, the second highest amount of rainfall of any January since the Army Corps of Engineers started tracking it in 1948 — 8.65.” Creeks and streams continue to send inflows into the reservoir, making good news for Lake Hartwell users. Though the rains continue to…

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Countywide farmers market to open

February 21, 2013

The South Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair announces that locally-grown, seasonal produce, meats, products and crafts will be available countywide this spring at an Oconee Farmers Market. To be located at 178 Hayfield Road, Westminster off highway 123 near the 11 intersection, the farmers market will operate 8 a-m to noon Saturday, May 4 through Saturday,…

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Service restored UPDATE

February 21, 2013

Just like the old saying that it’s nice to have a man around the house, it’s nice to be reunited with land line phone service, email, and access to the internet. All were lost for about six hours this morning when, according to Oconee County’s communications officer, Capt. Travis Tilson. “The specifics are not available,…

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Former criminal defendant files suit

February 21, 2013

A Lexington County resident found not guilty of murder in Oconee County has filed a lawsuit against the Oconee Sheriff’s Department and a detective, alleging the only evidence that linked him to the murder of a Seneca taxi cab driver was an un-confirmed and un-investigated statement that proved to be false. The lawsuit names Lloyd…

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Cornelius v Oconee dismissed

February 21, 2013

By action of a circuit judge, the second sewer lawsuit involving Susie Cornelius against Oconee County has been dismissed. A spokeswoman for the Common Pleas Court says Circuit Judge Lawton McIntosh dismissed the case this week for the reason “of failure to prosecute.” A proceeding in the case had been set before McIntosh in Walhalla…

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Back to normal

February 21, 2013

After several hours disruption, 96.3/WGOG and its Oconee County listeners appear to be reunited with their phone, email, and internet services. County officials say it was an A-T-and-T problem, but no specific cause or description given for it, as yet.

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Toal: case backlog unacceptable

February 20, 2013

South Carolina’s Chief Justice says the pace with which the courts handle criminal cases is unacceptable. And Chief Justice Jean Toal pledged to South Carolina lawmakers she’ll push a project to bring cases to court quicker. Apparently, solicitors will no longer have sole responsibility as to when a case is called and clerks of court…

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Students attend beekeeping course

February 20, 2013

Three Oconee County students are on their way to becoming certified beekeepers after completing courses held by the Oconee Beekeepers Association. Eighth grader Connor Littlefield of Westminster, 10th grader Tyler Ratcliff and 12th grader Nick Schile, both of Seneca High School, took four weeks’ instruction and completed a written test. They will now perform one…

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