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Meth charges against four Walhallans

January 7, 2013

The police in Walhalla say they have taken down a meth laboratory at a home near the former Avondale Manufacturing Plant. Acting on a complaint, the police arrived late Friday afternoon at a home at 2 Keowee Street, arrested four residents, and confiscated what Chief Ronald Wilbanks described as bottles and other materials used in…

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Gresham Barrett moving to Anderson

January 7, 2013

After accepting a church position in Anderson, former Congressman Gresham Barrett and his wife, Natalie, have their home and farm near Westminster for sale and are looking for property in Anderson County, 96.3/WGOG NEWS has learned. Barrett recently accepted a position as Director of Stewardship for New Spring Church and is said to be completely…

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Walhalla adds fire truck

January 7, 2013

Walhalla has added a new truck to its arsenal of fire fighting equipment. That new truck, purchased by city, arrived last Thursday at the department on E. N. Broad Street. It replaces an older truck, which was donated the next day to Oconee Emergency Services, for use by the county at the discretion of OES.…

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Post Office will NOT close

January 7, 2013

A spokesman for the Postal Service says there is no consideration being given to closing the Mountain Rest Post Office in Oconee County. Harry Spratlin says a Postal Service meeting this month at the Mountain Rest Community club has been scheduled to inform the community of a cut in two hours of window service at…

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A call out to those who served

January 7, 2013
A call out to those who served

If you are a Second World War veteran of the Battle of the Bulge, you are cordially invited to be part of a program this month at the Walhalla Library that will tell about the pivotal battle. The program takes place at 2:30 Sunday afternoon, January 27, and everyone is invited. Phil Cheney, county library…

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Big doin’s at Foxwood Hills

January 7, 2013

Enhanced protection is now in place by the South Union Volunteer Fire Department in a corner of its service territory near Lake Hartwell. Station #23, a South Union substation, was officially placed into service yesterday afternoon in a new building on the Blackjack Road at Foxwood Hills. And Michael Mason, South Union fire chief, says…

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Post mortem and autopsy

January 7, 2013

Coroner Karl Addis has announced results of the post-mortem and autopsy conducted on the bodies of the man and the woman found in the front yard of a home on the Steve Nix Road in the Return Community near Seneca. The post-mortem showed James Wesley Foxx died of a self-inflicted gun shot wound to the…

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Water outage in Seneca

January 4, 2013

Parts of Seneca are affected this afternoon by a water service outage. Crews are replacing an old cast iron line at Miracle Circle and that, according to utilities superintendent Bob Faires, means no service for some customers in the vicinity of Miracle Circle and along E. N. 1st Street to the area of Rochester Street.…

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Bus survey ends January 31

January 4, 2013

Walhallans are being reminded that the time is drawing near to register their comments on whether public bus passenger service should be extended to the County Seat. According to city councilman David Underwood, the deadline to respond is January 31. You can make your opinion known by contacting City Hall or by filling out on-line…

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“Oconee Courthouse Ventures”

January 4, 2013

Second reading of an ordinance is scheduled Tuesday night to allow the limited liability company Oconee Courthouse Ventures to purchase the county’s former courthouse that sits idle at  Walhalla’s Main and N. Church streets. The deal, as proposed, would allow John Powell and Jim Carswell to proceed with their plans to renovate the 1956 building…

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  • November 22, 2014Benefit for Mark & Jody Vissage
  • November 22, 2014 7:00 pmThe Miss Walhira Pageant
  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
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