Idea dropped for community relations council

When it comes to the workplace, Scott Moulder opposes discrimination. But the Oconee County administrator sees no upside to the idea of the county sponsoring a community relations council. A resolution to create such a council was removed from consideration last night, at the request of Councilman Paul Cain. That’s in spite of two requests over the last year from […]

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Oconee County pay raises, after all

Over the next 12 months Oconee County employees can look forward to pay increases after all. The County Council last night changed numbers in the new budget to reflect a $1,200 pay raise for each full time employee. The raises achieve council’s intent to ensure that employees making less than $30 thousand dollars, such as starting deputy sheriffs, receive the […]

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Council tries to achieve a balance

To many people music, soft or loud, is entertainment. To some, however, music is nothing but unwanted noise when you can hear it pound through your home from the outdoors. For much of last night, Oconee County Council deliberations were aimed at a compromise of people’s rights. The council gave second reading to amending the council’s noise regulations, but referred […]

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96.3/WGOG NEWS correction!

This Sunday there will be a re-dedication of the Walhalla Presbyterian Church, the church re-built from a destructive fire.  Sunday is the first chance for the Presbyterians to worship in their re-built sanctuary.  Saturday, August 1 has been set aside as the date for open house.

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Missing girl turns up OK

The surroundings at Walhalla’s Stumphouse Tunnel Park are a hiker’s delight, but not so this afternoon for a teenager. The girl became temporarily lost, but was discovered when she walked out of the woods on her own into the parking lot. Scott Krein, county director of emergency services, says the girl became disoriented, got a little tired, and hot but […]

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Gracie Manley Moore Hunter

Gracie Manley Moore Hunter, 67, of 120 Julian Drive, Seneca died Sunday.  She was the wife of Alvin E. Hunter. The funeral will be at 2 p-m Friday at Oconee Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel, with burial to follow. Flowers are accepted.  Davenport Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Bobby Lee Frankum

Bobby Lee Frankum, 59, former Seneca resident, died Thursday, June 11.  A memorial service will be held at 3:30 Saturday afternoon at Fair Play Church of God.  Family members are at their homes.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.  Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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In the weeks to come, Streetscape to add workers

In the weeks ahead, the general contractor predicts, you’ll see more crews added to the workforce of Walhalla Streetscape. Danny Hutchinson said today his company is finishing a major job with the Oconee School District and, once that job is finished, he’ll be adding several more workers to re-making Walhalla’s four-block core commercial area. Hutchinson says everything possible will be […]

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Re-zoning application heads to Seneca Council

The Seneca Planning Commission agreed last night to forward a rezoning application to a meeting of the city council. After opening the floor to public comment, the planning commissioners voted to change the zoning at 734 E. Main Street to allow for a mobile home for family purposes. If granted by the council, the property owned by Wanda Anchors would […]

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