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Two to choose from in Salem

October 1, 2012

At the deadline last week, Salem had a pair of candidates for a vacant seat on the town council. At the deadline, the candidates were Russell Patterson and Ray Cameron. They will square off during a special November 13 election to fill the unexpired term of Tony Moore, who moved to Michigan.

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“Steak in Oconee” a go

October 1, 2012

Despite the rain, the “Steak in Oconee” tribute to agriculture will proceed, as planned, tonight on the grounds of the Golden Corner Commerce Park at Fair Play.  Sandra Jones of the Oconee Chamber of Commerce says tonight’s diners will be seated under a large tent and parking has been switched to a gravel road to…

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McConnell to headline event

October 1, 2012

South Carolina’s first-year lieutenant governor will headline an Oconee County event, designed to show off the expanded services now offered to senior citizens. Glenn McConnell cuts the ribbon at 10 tomorrow morning for a new wing at the Senior Solutions complex at the former Rosenwald School on Seneca’s Perry Avenue. The public is invited. Doug…

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Groundbreaking postponed

October 1, 2012

Riley Johnson, Seneca Events Coordinator, says the organizers have decided to postpone this morning’s groundbreaking for the  new Hampton Inn and Suites.

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Carroll captures Oktobferfest queen

October 1, 2012

A senior at Walhalla High is Miss Oktoberfest 2012. Ashley Carroll won every category in Saturday night’s pageant, produced and directed by G-C Pageants. Winning class attendant titles were freshman Bonnie-Ann Duke of West-Oak; sophomore Rebecca Kennedy of Tamassee-Salem; junior Molly Saxon of Walhalla; and senior Ashley Strickland of West-Oak. Walhalla’s Mackenzie Long was crowed…

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Civil court week

October 1, 2012

A term of Oconee Common Pleas Court takes place this week in Walhalla. First case docketed for trial is a motor vehicle lawsuit between Karen Jane Gomez and Chic Fil A Inc. and others. Judge Lawton McIntosh presides.

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At meeting table Monday night

September 28, 2012

Indications are Monday’s meeting of the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority will come and go—without a vote on sewer for Golden Corner Commerce Park. From what 96.3/WGOG NEWS has been told, a couple of members will miss Monday’s meeting, and there’s some indication the JRSA won’t tackle the vote until its member cities—Walhalla and Westminster—submit…

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Gardner arrest UPDATE

September 28, 2012
Gardner arrest UPDATE

A former Walhalla teacher and wrestling coach, Richard (Trey) Gardner III, of Kershaw, remains in Oconee jail today, under a bond of $73 thousand. According to a sheriff’s department announcement, the 39-year old Gardner is charged with 11 counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor and 13 counts of lewd act on a minor,…

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Oconeean arrested in burglary case

September 28, 2012

Oconee sheriff’s officers have arrested a 43-year old man in their investigation of a storage building burglary that victimized an officer of the Salem Fire Department. Law enforcement reports Jerry Eugene Poole of Beverly Road, Salem charged with grand larceny and burglary third degree – first offense – in crimes between August 1 and September…

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Man arrested is former OSD employee

September 28, 2012

Oconee School District has confirmed that a man arrested by the sheriff’s department in a case of alleged sex crimes worked in the district as late as eight years ago. Dr. Mike Lucas, county superintendent, said the man arrested, Kershaw resident Richard Onley Gardner III, worked as an Oconee school district teacher and coach between…

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  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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