West-Oak grad finishes military training

Air Force Airman Joshua Ramey graduated from basic military training in Texas. Ramey and airmen like him who finish the training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He’s the son of Lisa and Kevin Ramey of Townville and is a 2012 West-Oak High graduate.

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Main Street worker likes this year’s lights

Walhalla may not have the blinding Christmas light display of years past.  But this year’s is better, in the opinion of a downtown restaurant worker who gave her opinion today to 96.3/WGOG NEWS.  Laurie Barnes likes what she sees this year, but still hopes for something better.  And here is her reasoning:  “It looks better, but like I said, for […]

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Car driver sent to hospital

A spokesman for the highway patrol says the car driver involved in this morning’s accident in front of Walhalla Elementary School was taken to the hospital. Fowler Road has now re-opened, after emergency responders worked to clear the two-lane road of the wreckage. All students aboard the bus appeared unhurt and were herded out of drizzly rain inside the school. […]

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Stretcher used at car-school bus wreck

At this hour, an accident involving a small car and a school bus near Walhalla. It was a loud-sounding crash on Fowler Road in front of Walhalla Elementary that awoke at least one neighbor. A report from the scene indicates EMS has deployed a stretcher for someone injured inside the car. All students aboard the bus apparently escaped without injury […]

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U-haul vans at Oconee Economic Development

U-haul vans were spotted yesterday in front of the Oconee County Economic Development Office in Walhalla. The staff has begun to vacate their two-story house building office in the county seat, in advance of their move to the 123 Seneca By-Pass in an office building now occupied by the Oconee Alliance. The county’s E-D commission and the alliance, a group […]

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Moore wants to swing the ax!

Landscape engineers will walk with Walhalla leaders a week from today over the entire four-block section of Main Street, as a way to get ready for the first phase of Streetscape. That first phase is to include the replacement of aging utilities lines beneath the street and sidewalks. James Moore, Walhalla’s public works director, recommended last night that his workers, […]

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An Oconee County land swap

A land exchange with Oconee County will allow an Atlanta area developer a building location inside the county’s Golden Corner Commerce Park at Fair Play. And that, according to County Administrator Scott Moulder, will position the county to receive another spec building to be used as a carrot to attract an industrial rabbit. The deal, approved last night by Oconee […]

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Walhalla’s $610K vote to be in two weeks

Walhalla leaders are balking on the question of whether the Joint Regional Sewer Authority should release county government from an annual financial obligation. As a member city of the JRSA, Walhalla City Council gets a say on whether to rescind an agreement that pays the JRSA $610 thousand until the year 2038. Last night the mayor and council, meeting as […]

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It could happen Thursday!

There’s buzz in Seneca that the city has it eyes on a couple of big-name entertainers for Seneca Fest 2014. City officials tell 96.3/WGOG NEWS those entertainers are the country music legend John Anderson and the pop-country group the Bellamy Brothers. And, for the Bellamy Brothers, the engagement would make for a return performance in Seneca. Contracts and ticket prices […]

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CU recognizes death march survivor

Clemson University has started an endowment to honor professor emeritus Ben Skardon—a Clemson alumnus and survivor of the Bataan Death March during the Second World War. The Col. Beverly “Ben” Skardon Clemson Ring Endowment will help fund the Clemson Ring Ceremony. For many years, Skardon took part in that ceremony, sharing the story about how his Clemson ring saved his […]

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