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Be wary the remainder of the day!

October 14, 2014

A cloud formation above the Seneca area looked right for a tornado this morning, but Scott Krein says there were no confirmed reports of anything touching down. Still Oconee’s director of emergency management recommends everyone pay attention to the possibility for rapidly changing weather the rest of the day. Krein advises motorists to stay clear…

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By law, still too early for campaign signs in Walhalla

October 14, 2014

  Walhalla regulates when and where political campaign signs are placed. And James Ashton told us today Walhalla’s ordinance falls in line with other such ordinances across the country. The city’s zoning administrator/code enforcement officer today read from the applicable sections of Walhalla’s sign law, amended four years ago: “Such signs for election candidates or…

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Trial convened in General Sessions Court

October 14, 2014

A second trial is underway at the Oconee Courthouse. It’s a General Sessions Court trial in which the defendant, Steven Ranslow Allison of Westminster, is charged with distribution of meth third offense. County and state police officers testified this morning that the arrest of Allison was part of an operation in which law enforcement used…

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Jay Talbert under cross-examination

October 14, 2014

The cross-examination of former Oconee airport consultant Jay Talbert continued this morning in the Common Pleas Court trial. Talbert is a principal of the company, Talbert and Bright, a co-defendant in the case of Plateau Excavation against Oconee County. Talbert took the stand yesterday as a witness for the defense. Defense lawyer Stephanie Burton told…

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Precautions in place for juries’ safety

October 14, 2014

96.3/WGOG land remains under watches and warnings, and precautions are in place at the Oconee Courthouse in Walhalla—where two jury trials are underway. Clerk of Court Beverly Whitfield announced this morning that in the event of severe weather, the Common Pleas and General Sessions juries will be evacuated from the courthouse third and fourth floors…

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West Union announcement

October 14, 2014

Town of West Union has cancelled garbage pickups today.  They will take place tomorrow, according to Clerk-Treasurer Cecelia Atkins.

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Accident UPDATE

October 14, 2014

Motorists taking highway 28 from Walhalla and West Union this morning are being asked to avoid an accident scene that has blocked both Seneca-bound lanes of the highway.  The accident was reported at 7:15 this morning on 28 and West Union Road–not far from Poplar Springs Road bridge.  Reports from the scene indicate a moped…

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Traffic accident near West Union

October 14, 2014

A traffic accident this hour near West Union.  State troopers report injuries are involved in an accident at or near highway 28 and the West Union Road–not far from the Poplar Springs Road bridge.

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Clemson University recreation to be enhanced

October 14, 2014

Clemson University has received a $2.4 million gift to support student recreation areas and programs from David and Lynette Snow of Darien, Connecticut. The university’s outdoor recreation area on highway 93 in Oconee County will be named the Snow Family Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Center. The university owns 20 thousand acres to the north and…

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House-building project starts tomorrow

October 14, 2014

During the 10 days leading to the Homecoming game, Clemson University’s Habitat for Humanity chapter will bring together more than 500 students for its annual house-build on Bowman Field. Chapter members encourage everyone to participate in the build that begins tomorrow and continues until October 24. No experience is required. Students will be taught how…

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Calendar

  • December 20, 2014 6:00 pmMountain Rest Community Club's Monthly Meeting
  • December 20, 2014 7:00 pm35th Old Fashion Christmas Pageant
  • December 21, 2014 10:30 amWelcome Wesleyan Church Holiday Meal Giveaway
  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
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