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Special West Union meeting

September 16, 2014

Councilman-elect Doug Moore takes the oath of office during a 6 o’clock meeting of the West Union Town Council. At this special meeting, the mayor and council also receive “presentation of candidate for Police Chief.” West Union’s only two officers are resigning and are in the process of working notices.

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Car accident in Long Creek

September 16, 2014

State troopers reported roadway blocked this morning at Long Creek–the result of a car accident at U-S 76 and the Brasstown Road.  A report to 96.3/WGOG NEWS indicates two cars were involved–one of which wound up turned over in a ditch.  Long Creek Fire Department is among the responders to the accident at 9:39 a-m.

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Celebrate our nation’s founding document

September 16, 2014

Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 17, is the day for Americans to pause to reflect on the worthiness of the document that founded the nation. Tomorrow is Constitution Day, and the American Bar Association urges all Americans to learn more about the legacy of the U-S Constitution. ABA President William Hubbard, a South Carolina lawyer, says, “Let’s…

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Tax increase opponent Britt Adams

September 16, 2014

Phil Cheney can carry a tune, and he’s hoping that Oconee voters will buy into the refrain in his library song and say yes to the proposition of building new libraries in Oconee County. Seneca’s Britt Adams, however, is not one of those. He is against tax increases. In fact, the leader of the group…

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Reports of suspicious man leads to arrest

September 16, 2014

Reports of a suspicious person in a West Union neighborhood late Sunday night led to an arrest by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office.  Deputies found a man on Dutch Fork Road who claimed he was looking for his employer and was there on Dutch Fork Road to mow grass.  The homeowner said he did not know…

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Judge allows defense witness testimony

September 15, 2014

The plaintiff side in a civil court trial in Walhalla continues to call witnesses, but the judge today allowed the defense to present a witness out of order.  The Common Pleas jury heard Dr. Amy Garcia, who practices internal medicine and wound care, at the request of the defense for Sava Senior Care, also known…

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Second candidate for Walhalla Council

September 15, 2014

A second candidate has filed to run for a vacant Walhalla City Council seat.   Barber Chris Grant has joined retired businessman Lamar Bailes as the candidates so far for the seat that opened with the death of Kathy Rogers.  The qualifying deadline to run in the special November 18 election is a week from…

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Attempted murder suspect arrested

September 15, 2014

Arrest made in the investigation of a one-month old shooting in Seneca. The police today said they have arrested and charged Marcus Oneal Craig, 26-year old resident of Evelyn Drive, with attempted murder and other offenses. The police declared Craig a suspect in the August 22 wounding of a female at Hare’s Trailer Park. The…

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Woman’s death during cross-country return to Seneca

September 15, 2014

Word has been received of the death of a woman on a cross-country trip in which she was returning to Seneca to take up residence. Friends and acquaintances say Rachel Blanton died Friday after a fall while riding a horse in the small town of Guffey, Colorado, where she was visiting a friend. According to…

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Manufacturing operations to move to Oconee

September 15, 2014

Thermoplastics processor and recycler ACI Plastics is expanding its manufacturing operations to Oconee County. The company’s $4.1 million investment is expected to create 25 new jobs. Flint, Michigan-based ACI Plastics is known for its separation technologies for paint removal, instrument panels, electrostatic and optical separation. As first reported by 96.3/WGOG NEWS, ACI Plastics has purchased…

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Calendar

  • 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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