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Old topic renewed at meeting

December 26, 2012

The Walhalla mayor says a meeting last week was “very helpful” toward a long-talked about project for burying electric power lines. Mayor Danny Edwards says he took from the meeting a preference on the part of Duke Energy to bury in the ground all electric lines that now run along a four-block area of Main…

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KOBA: This year and beyond

December 26, 2012

The anti-litter Oconee County organization Keep Oconee Beautiful is looking back at the year, as well as the potential for accomplishment in 2013. In 2012, KOBA kept its reputation as an organization promoting a positive quality of life in Oconee County. As a recipient of the President’s Circle, Keep America Beautiful celebrated KOBA as an…

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Dry years closes wet

December 26, 2012

A dry year is closing in a wet way. Walhalla’s official weather observer is reporting two and a quarter inches of rain overnight. Add to that two-thirds of an inch measured by Barbara Wilson on Christmas Eve and you have an impressive two periods of rainfall.

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Number 8 at Chattooa Belle Farm

December 26, 2012

Oconee County’s Chattooga Belle Farm is featured in the 2013 Innova Disc Golf Calendar. Hole 8 will be the November featured picture. Disc golf promoter Adam Wright has entered pictures in the calendar contest. Each year about eight thousand copies of the calendar are sold. Oconee County received its first disc golf course in 2004.…

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Second part of interview

December 26, 2012

Airing today on 96.3/WGOG NEWS is our second and final part of an interview with Lt. Col. Scott Moore, Army serviceman stationed in Afghanistan and hometown Mountain Rest, S.C.

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Fire Station #23

December 26, 2012

Oconee County has announced the opening of a new fire substation. Foxwood Hills Fire Substation #23 at 1600 Blackjack Road is the second of eight stations to be built, as part of the county’s fire service improvement plan. It will house a single engine company and a reserve engine to serve residents and businesses located…

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Bond denied for fourth man arrested

December 26, 2012

A judge has denied bond for a fourth man arrested in the investigation of the murder  December 8 of Clemson student Steven Grich. Authorities say Lester Devaria Mosley Jr., 18, of Central was arrested Friday evening at a motel in Toccoa, Georgia. According to WNEG in Toccoa, Sheriff Randy Shirley of Stephens County learned, through…

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Three mothers charged with neglect

December 21, 2012

Law enforcement records show three young Oconee County mothers were arrested this week and charged with unlawful neglect of children. A law enforcement source says the women arrested are accused of giving birth to children, tests on which show the children to have been born with drugs in their systems. The law enforcement records identify…

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“Of course, we cannot comment…”

December 21, 2012

A public protest is being mounted across the street from its office, but the Oconee Department of Social Service will have nothing to say about a group of people who are holding up signs and making public their dispute with the child placement section of the state agency. A DSS employee issued a no comment…

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Westminster’s choice is Awalt

December 21, 2012

Two men with Seneca police backgrounds are going to lead the Westminster Police Department.  Dean Awalt has accepted a $54 thousand offer to succeed Scott Bannister as Westminster Police Chief.  In recent weeks,OconeeSheriff-elect Mike Crenshaw has served as the interim chief. Westminster also promoted Patrolman Rory Jones to Lieutenant.  As such, Jones will serve as second…

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  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
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