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New tobacco rules

December 3, 2012

Walhalla has a new policy on tobacco products. Approved by city council last month was an ordinance forbidding smoking and the use of tobacco products at Sertoma Field, the Depot and Park at Kaufman Square, and the park and courts at the swimming pool. City leaders are hopeful the no smoking and no tobacco products…

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Accident victim remains unidentified

December 3, 2012
Accident victim remains unidentified

Northeast Georgia authorities are hoping dental records and a vehicle identification number will help them identify the driver of an 18-wheeler killed in Friday’s fiery crash on I-85. Sheriff Stevie Thomas of Franklin County says the driver’s remains were sent to a crime lab in hopes of a positive ID. Lake Hartwell radio WLHR in…

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Open house for Veterans Affairs

December 3, 2012
Open house for Veterans Affairs

West Union residents Fred and Barbara Rowland were welcomed as the first official visitors to the new home of the office of the Oconee County Veterans Affairs. The office recently moved across Walhalla, from the county’s Pine Street complex to a location inside the former textile building that serves as the headquarters of the Department…

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Seneca parade tonight

December 3, 2012
Seneca parade tonight

Seneca’s 2012 Christmas parade rolls through the downtown at 6 o’clock tonight. This year’s theme is “A Heroic Christmas — Honoring Oconee County’s Heroes.” Leading the parade in the Lunney Museum horse-drawn carriage will be Second World War Two veteran Jimmy Greene Jr. and Korea War veteran Harry Jones. The Oconee Chamber of Commerce has…

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OC’s upper elevations see Broadband work

November 29, 2012

The project to prepare for high-speed internet service has reached a pair of upper elevations in Oconee County. Much of the activity in the county’s project FOCUS recently has been in Long Creek and Mountain Rest. According to the project office, by November 20 workers had installed 200 miles of conduit and nearly 175 miles…

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Three SC lottery players awake millionaires

November 29, 2012
Three SC lottery players awake millionaires

Three S.C. Education Lottery tickets sold came within one number of winning last night’s Powerball jackpot drawing for a record $587.5 million. A ticket worth $2 million was sold in Andrews. Two, $1 million tickets were sold by retailers in Rock Hill and Florence. Proceeds from every dollar spent by players on the state lottery…

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Job-creation projects on the agenda

November 29, 2012

Two projects intended to create local jobs are up for action during next week’s meeting of the Oconee County Council. The council is to consider an ordinance and a resolution that help sweeten the pot for the A.I.D. Company, the county’s manufacturing acquisition of last summer. Councilmen are being asked to consider first reading of…

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Moulder: What do I do?

November 29, 2012

Oconee County recently bought property envisioned as the spot to build a new jail. But what now? At Tuesday’s meeting of County Council, County Administrator Scott Moulder seeks direction from council regarding the detention center.

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Cell tower proposed in eastern OC

November 29, 2012

A Georgia company has made application to Oconee County to put up a 195-foot cell tower in the eastern part of the county, at 321 Lawrence Bridge Road. The applicant is Highwood Towers LLC of Dunwoody. Josh Stephens, Oconee County zoning administrator, says all cell tower requests must be approved as special exceptions by the…

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Pickens Sheriff-elect names number two

November 29, 2012

Pickens County Sheriff-elect Rick Clark has named his number two officer-in-charge for his new administration that takes office January 1. Clark’s choice for chief deputy is Creed Hashe, a 25-year law enforcement veteran and, for a time this year, a candidate for Anderson County Sheriff, before dropping from the race. Hashe is a former Anderson…

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  • October 31, 2014Faith Baptist Church's Fall Festival
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmWalhalla High Cheerleader Candy Giveaway
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmBoo in the Bay
  • November 1, 2014Walhalla's Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
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