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Two fires being investigated

November 13, 2012
Two fires being investigated

The cause for fire in two structures this morning near Westminster, on the Blackjack Road, is being investigated by Oconee Emergency Services and the county Sheriff’s Office. County Fire Chief Charlie King says, within six minutes of being called, fire fighters found the fires well underway. According to King, the home was unoccupied and is…

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Where to put the historic marker?

November 13, 2012

A contractor is getting the go ahead to dismantle the old West Union school and clear the property. But where to put a marker depicting the history of the small town’s one and only public school? Alice Wald and Martha Moore, leaders of the former schoolhouse preservation group, appear at tonight’s 6 o’clock meeting of…

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Fires on the Blackjack Road

November 13, 2012

96.3./WGOG NEWS has learned of fires, apparently involving two structures, broke out this morning on the Blackjack Road near Westminster. At this time, no other details have been confirmed.

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Walhalla meeting tonight

November 13, 2012

The Friends of the Walhalla Parks and Pool meet at 7 tonight at the City Hall. Everyone interested is invited.

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V-A office moving this week

November 13, 2012

The office of Oconee Veterans Affairs is closed this week, as the staff makes the move across town. The V-A is abandoning its offices in the county administrative complex on Walhalla’s S. Pine Street for a location inside the large DSS building on Kenneth Street. The plan is to open for business there on Monday…

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Awaiting the guaranteed maximum price

November 13, 2012

The $50 million estimate to build the new Walhalla High is likely to escalate by an amount yet to be determined. It’s called a guaranteed maximum price, and that figure is to be delivered early next year to the school district from Trehel, the project construction management company at risk. Dr. Michael Thorsland, assistant superintendent…

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Special election day in Salem

November 13, 2012

For voters in the small town of Salem, this is a special election day. They are choosing between Ray Cameron and Russell Patterson to fill a vacant seat on the four-member town council. Voting runs 7 a-.m to 7 p-m at the Salem Community Center.

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Moment of silence approved

November 13, 2012

Oconee school trustees chose a less form of combativeness to settle a controversy over whether their meetings should begin with an open prayer. They decided last night to begin their meetings with a moment of silence which, according to Chairman Andy Inabinet, will allow anyone in attendance a moment to pray in silence, if he…

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Midnight hour traffic stop leads to arrests

November 12, 2012

A midnight hour weekend traffic stop in Westminster led to drug and stolen vehicle charges against the driver and his passenger. Alerted just after midnight Sunday by the Oconee Sheriff’s Department to a possible drunk driver, Westminster officers Ashe and Hopkins stopped an F-350 pickup truck in the parking lot of a convenience store. According…

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Unit 1 refueling

November 12, 2012

One of Oconee’s three nuclear reactors remains in a refueling stage, but a Duke Energy spokeswoman says other plants are making up for the loss in electric power generation. Duke’s Sandra Magee says the current Unit One refueling is another in a regularly scheduled series of refuelings. To ensure the job is done, Duke has…

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