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Today’s Rotary speaker

September 25, 2014

The new CEO for the Foothills Area YMCA, Christie Ross, will discuss plans for the “Y” project during today’s meeting of the Seneca Rotary Club.

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Westminster man arrested

September 24, 2014

A 19-year old man has been arrested on the charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor on the Blackjack Road near Westminster. The arrest affidavit naming Anthony Brett Shaw of Dewey Street, Westminster alleges Shaw “knowingly and willfully caused a minor to conspire to acquire illegal narcotics.” It’s a case the Oconee Sheriff’s…

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Lake Hartwell in drought trigger level 1

September 24, 2014

Lake Hartwell Radio WLHR in Lavonia, Georgia reports lakes Hartwell, Russell and Thurmond are now in drought trigger level 1.  According to Billy Birdwell, spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers, the three reservoirs on the Savannah River entered the first drought level Monday morning when pool elevation at J-Strom Thurmond Lake dipped briefly to…

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Traffic light intersection in Seneca

September 24, 2014

A traffic light intersection accident is under investigation in Seneca. It happened shortly after 7:45 this morning at 123 and Lindsay Road. According to Capt. Robert Tribble, there were no apparent eyewitnesses to the accident, other than the drivers involved. One of them, the driver of a Honda Civic, was sent to the hospital with…

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Absentee Precinct to open next week

September 24, 2014

In advance of the November General Election, the Oconee Absentee Precinct will open at 8:30 Wednesday morning, October 1 and remain open Monday through Friday 8:30 a-m to 5 p-m until Monday, November 3—the day before the election. The office of Oconee Voter Registration and Elections on S. Pine Street in Walhalla on October 1…

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Bagwell defends chamber-related votes

September 24, 2014

One Walhalla councilman abstained from the vote to allow a Main Street craft beer tasting event. 96.3/WGOG NEWS has learned that Oktoberfest supporters wish that a second Walhalla councilman would have abstained, also. But that second councilman, Tjay Bagwell, defends his part in two votes during last week’s city council meeting. The votes allow the…

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Westminster combines two bonds into one

September 24, 2014

Westminster leaders are on their way to combining two utility revenue bonds into one. City Administrator Jeff Lord told the mayor and council last night that refinancing the debt will help create funds to pull off three additional projects: Cobb Bridge Road, highway 76 waterline, and Hampton Street sewer line.

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Changes ahead on two Westminster streets

September 24, 2014

Westminster City Council gave first reading last night to an ordinance lowering the speed limit to 15 miles an hour on two city-owned streets: Ann Davis Street and Willow Road. And Ann Davis will become a one-way street. City Administrator Jeff Lord said the request to lower the speed limit came from the police and…

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City leaders meet Eric Brown

September 24, 2014

Westminster’s newest policeman is Eric Brown. And last night Chief Dean Awalt introduced Brown to the mayor and city council. Awalt said he became familiar with Brown while the two worked for the Seneca Police Department. Brown has other law enforcement experience working for a sheriff’s office in Florida.

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Clemson University issues suspension

September 24, 2014

Clemson University officials have suspended all social and new-member initiation activities of 24 fraternities in the wake of several recent reports of violations of the law or student conduct code. “It is especially prudent to suspend fraternity activities given the tragic death of Tucker Hipps. There have been a high number of reports of serious…

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Calendar

  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
  • October 5, 2014 11:00 amBethlehem Baptist Church's Homecoming
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