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Ballot questions

August 20, 2012

Oconee voters who make their way through the November ballot will find much more than popular choice for offices such as President and Sheriff. They also will be asked to decide a couple of ballot questions. For instance, Seneca voters will vote on whether their city’s stores and restaurants should be allowed to sell and…

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Tourism to be the focus

August 20, 2012

Tourism will be the focus for a meeting next week of the Oconee Municipal Association. Ken Sloan, executive director of the Mountain Lakes CVB, will speak to a meeting of the county’s municipal leaders. Walhalla Mayor Danny Edwards says that meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, August 27 at the Walhalla Depot.

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Man charged with Westminster crimes

August 20, 2012

The Westminster Police Department is releasing details of the apprehension of a young man in a case of car break-ins in a residential area of the city. Mike Crenshaw, interim chief, said his officers were called Friday morning to homes on Gaston Circle and charged Joshua Merrill Nix, 21, of Horseshoe Lane, Walhalla with larceny…

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Westminster agenda set

August 20, 2012

The agenda is set for tomorrow’s 5:30 p.m. meeting of the Westminster City council at the Depot. Business includes supplemental liability insurance and changes to the animal and hospitality tax ordinances. Meetings tonight include Oconee School Board and the Oconee Planning Commission. Both meet at regular locations at 6.

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The Duke assessment anticipated

August 20, 2012

Some time this week the Oconee County auditor hopes to have the figures with which he’ll be able to estimate this year’s Duke Energy tax bill. By far, Duke remains Oconee’s largest taxpayer. County Auditor Ken Nix will be looking for the 2012 Duke assessment as reported by the State Department of revenue. And once…

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Public school year begins tomorrow

August 20, 2012
Public school year begins tomorrow

One day of summer freedom is all that remains for Oconee public school children. Approximately, 10 thousand Oconee children will make their way to the start of class tomorrow—by foot, by car, by bus. Last year’s day one enrollment was 10, 391. Dr. Mike Lucas, county superintendent, expresses excitement for the start of a new…

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Non-profits may apply

August 20, 2012
Non-profits may apply

The application process has begun for funds to be made available by next year’s Foothills Gala. Upstate non-profits may apply online or by contacting Cindy Swafford, the executive director. The deadline for applications is October 1 and charities selected will be notified nine days later. Successful charities are to receive money from annual “Diamonds &…

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Westminster car break-ins

August 20, 2012

The police in Westminster placed a young man in investigative detention as they responded on Friday to at least three car-breaks on Gaston Circle. The police report that items stolen in the break-ins included a camera, a GPS device, coins, a flashlight, a pocket knife, and a pack of cigarettes. Some of the stolen items…

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Three stars for the FFA

August 20, 2012
Three stars for the FFA

Walhalla’s FFA Chapter is now a three-star winner. The National FFA, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, recently selected the Walhalla chapter from a pool of more than 650 candidates nationwide. The three-star rating is the highest level of accomplishment a chapter may achieve. As part of the application process, Walhalla FFA showcased…

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River adventurers found safe

August 20, 2012

Three family members were described as cold and hungry, but safe from their overnight ordeal on the Wild and Scenic Chattooga River. A spokesman for Oconee responders says the three were found yesterday, overdue from their Saturday night river adventure. Concern mounted when the trio were overdue after having set in at the Low Water…

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