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A word or two about the sewer vote

October 15, 2012

Oconee County administration is attempting today to set the record right as to next month’s sewer referendum. It says, “On November 6, 2012 voters will be asked to authorize Oconee County the use of available funds, special tax district funding, or property taxes as potential sources of funds for the ownership, construction and operational costs…

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Graham redirects the question

October 15, 2012
Graham redirects the question

96.3./WGOG NEWS asked Senator Lindsey Graham the question of whether, regardless of wins the White House, will the next President end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But the South Carolina Republican says the real question is whether the next administration “keep us safe from radical Islamists who want to kill us all, will the…

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Swim pool fundraiser

October 15, 2012

Last week’s wine and hors d’ oeuvres event raised $6 thousand for the Walhalla Swimming Pool fund, according to Councilman Deek Biemann, chairman of the recreation committee.

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WHS band to perform at Ok’Fest

October 15, 2012

Walhalla High School Marching Band will perform Saturday at the 2012 Oktoberfest. The band’s performance, with the Little German Band, is scheduled for 3:45 p-m at Sertoma Field. The high school band is coming off weekend competition at Aynor High School, where it won a superior rating, along with first place in drum major, color…

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Zoning variance sought in Seneca

October 15, 2012

At Seneca City Hall tonight, Phil Ellen will ask for a variance to the zoning law on vacant property owned by VantageSouth Bank of North Carolina. The zoning hearing begins at 6, and the public is invited.

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Democrats engage the Sheriff’s candidates

October 15, 2012

All three men running for Oconee Sheriff are Republicans. But there they all were Saturday morning, campaigning for votes at a Democratic Party meeting. Nearly all seats inside the Seneca City Hall council chambers were full Saturday as Mike Crenshaw, Donnie Fricks, and Terry Wilson made statements and answered questions at what was their third…

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Attempted robbery at 3 a-m

October 15, 2012

As a woman driver pulled up at a Seneca bank ATM drive-thru, a man with a gun ran up beside her car and tried to rob her. The crime occurred around 3 a-m Friday at Bank of America on the Sandifer Boulevard. Police Chief John Covington says several good fingerprints have been obtained from the…

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Itron’s 50th and its future

October 12, 2012
Itron’s 50th and its future

A large celebration continues this afternoon in West Union for a major employer who has been in the electric meter production business in Oconee County for the last 50 years. U-S Senator Lindsey Graham and State Senator Thomas Alexander were among the special guests for a ceremony that attracted Itron officials from Washington State, as…

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Graham on what happened in Libya

October 12, 2012
Graham on what happened in Libya

If you’ve caught NBC NEWS this afternoon, you know that the debate ensues in the U-S as to the cause of the recent attack and killing of personnel at the country’s embassy in Libya. That debate was intensified this afternoon as Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney commented from the campaign trail. And after a West…

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Echo Hills recommendation

October 12, 2012

Phase one work to cost about $2.4 million dollars. At its meeting Tuesday, Oconee County Council will consider a staff recommendation to award a contract for all site work in phase one of Echo Hills. Recommended for the job is the company Phillips and Jordan of Robbinsville, North Carolina. As part of the work within…

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  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
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