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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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Security breach indictments

February 20, 2013

Indictments have been returned in Richland County against two people in the investigation of unlawful access and use of confidential records belonging to the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Attorney General Alan Wilson, whose office will prosecute the case, says the indictments charge Christopher Lykes Jr. with criminal conspiracy and willful examination…

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“There’s no better place in Walhalla”

February 20, 2013

The proposal to create “A Week of Christmas” on the Walhalla property commonly known as the Green was taken under advisement today by Darlene Greene, president of the Greater Walhalla Chamber of Commerce, following a presentation today by Paul Raines and other members of the religious community. Raines first took his idea to the Walhalla…

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Walhalla applies HAT funds

February 20, 2013

Walhalla has begun to find use for that additional one-cent tax on a cost of a meal that the city began collecting last summer. Chairman T-Jay Bagwell of the General Government Committee says the city has been approved for a Heritage Corridor Grant will pay for renovations to the 23-year old community depot, as well…

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Defendant described “cooperative”

February 20, 2013

The Seneca woman charged with making telephone bomb threats facing charges in two jurisdictions is described as being cooperative with Oconee County investigators. “The investigation has been progressing. She has been cooperative with our investigators and based on her level of cooperation we feel confident that there is no one else who’s going to be…

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Something new at Chamber!

February 20, 2013
Something new at Chamber!

Thanks to the art work of Bess Chipak, there’s a colorful way-finding mural on the wall of the Greater Walhalla Chamber of Commerce at 105 W. South Broad Street. The picturesque mural was commissioned by the Mountain Lakes CVB, which shares the chamber headquarters.

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Duncan extends another welcome mat

February 20, 2013

Congressman Jeff Duncan has invited a second gun-maker to consider re-locating to South Carolina. This time its Magpul Industries, located in Erie, Colorado. Magpul has vowed to leave Colorado if that state’s lawmakers pass a bill forbidding high-capacity magazines. Earlier Duncan, the second-term Republican lawmaker from Laurens, sent a letter to encourage the CEO of…

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  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
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