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Emails made available to County Council

January 26, 2015

As instructed by Oconee County Council, the office of County Administrator Scott Moulder has made available to the five council members unredacted emails that specifically relate to a lawsuit that challenged the county’s agriculture residential zoning classification. Moulder told 96.3/WGOG NEWS this morning those emails, in binder form, were made available to the council members…

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Library trustees meet tonight!

January 26, 2015

The regular bi-monthly meeting of the board of Oconee County library trustees takes place tonight, and everyone is invited to be present for topics that will include changes to library policies and planning for the future. The trustees’ meeting takes place at 5:30 at the Seneca Library at 300 E. S. 2nd Street.

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Heavy fire damage to Seneca home

January 26, 2015

Seneca Fire Department assesses heavy damage to a home this morning near the 123 By-Pass. But all five occupants at 718 Evelyn Drive are OK, and all fire fighters have been accounted for. Chris Cartee, spokesman for the department, said it’s too early to ascribe a cause for this morning’s 2 o’clock hour fire, but…

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Campuswide dialogue on race and diversity

January 23, 2015

The College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities at Clemson University kicked-off events for the second half of its year long series “Race and the University” with a dialogue about the events that unfolded last summer and fall in Ferguson, Missouri. This spring’s schedule includes conversations aimed at a campuswide dialogue about race and diversity at…

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Trees to be toppled Monday

January 23, 2015
Trees to be toppled Monday

 The director of Walhalla Public Works, James Moore, has chosen Monday as the day to begin the removal of the downtown Bradford Pear trees. According to Nancy Goehle, the tree-cutting on Main Street, between Ann and Tugaloo, will begin on the Ann Street side and start with the trees causing the most trouble. That’s a…

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History buff recalls “Pitchfork” Ben Tillman

January 23, 2015

When Seneca’s Lowell Ross went to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1970, he took a keen interest in all that preceded him. And that included researching a 19th century governor whose legacy is an issue today. Benjamin Tillman was known for a lot of things—for his term as governor and his part in…

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Court to hear dispute over $1.1 million trust

January 23, 2015

A judge in Walhalla will hear motions next week in the case of a Beaufort County woman who claims she lost a one million trust that was under the control of a former Oconee County banker. The case is titled Brookshire versus Community First Bank, and motions are to be heard by 10th Circuit Judge…

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Zoning variance to be requested Tuesday

January 23, 2015

At its meeting next week, Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals will consider a variance request inside a lake residential district. The hearing is part of the board’s meeting at 6 o’clock Tuesday night in Council Chambers at the Oconee County Administrative Complex in Walhalla. The public may attend.  

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Travel program promotes engineering careers

January 23, 2015

Hundreds of students across South Carolina get the chance over the next three months to try their hands at four kinds of engineering that hold the promise of high-paying jobs that could be critical to the country’s prosperity. A Clemson University team will visit five cities through April to show students how the science and…

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Fire on W. Pine Grove Road

January 23, 2015

Fire broke out last night in the kitchen of a W. Pine Grove Road home inside the Fair Play fire district. No one injured. Beginning around 7:30, fire fighters were on the scene for a couple of hours and the Oconee Chapter of the American Red Cross was called to assist the family.

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Calendar

  • January 23, 2015Walhalla Civic Auditorium Presents Southern Fried Nuptials
  • February 1, 2015 10:00 amShellem Cline at Bethel Baptist Church Singing
  • February 5, 2015 5:30 pmWalhalla High School's Freshman Focus Parent Night
  • February 5, 2015 7:00 pmHoly Spirit Encounter Conference
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