Westminster makes code enforcement change

The Westminster mayor confirms talk this afternoon that Tamy Sanford is no longer code enforcement officer for his city.  Mayor Brian Ramey says the change was handled by Jeff Lord, city administrator, and the mayor referred 101/7/WGOG NEWS to the city administrator for further details. Lord said, “Ms. Sanford’s last day with the City was last Wednesday the 10th.  The […]

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The David Wagner campaign underway

The long-time deputy solicitor in Oconee County, David Wagner, promised today if he is elected Solicitor of the 10th Circuit “justice will be served.”  Wagner, an Anderson County resident who has worked in the Oconee Solicitor’s Office since 2005, told a large crowd of well wishers today he’s going to make the prosecution of domestic violence cases a top priority.  […]

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Taking issue with cross on government property

A Wisconsin-based group wants Seneca to remove a cross which it says is embedded into the stonework at the city’s new water plant building.  The Freedom from Religion Foundation claims says it contacted City Administrator Greg Dietterick Monday with a request that the city remove what it says is an “unconstitutional cross.”  The cross is believed to have been designed […]

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Prosecution to appeal

The prosecution will appeal the dismissal of a charge against a former Walhalla policeman.  The charge of assault and battery third degree against Zach Covington was dismissed this week by a ruling of Magistrate Will Derrick.  Assistant Solicitor Blair Stoudemire this afternoon said he will file an amended appeal for several reasons.     VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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For now, a $1.2M contract

The Walhalla city administrator took a new look at the contact today and has clarified what the city will be getting from the architect-engineering service Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood.  The $1.2 million approved as part of the contract, according to Administrator Nancy Goehle, will cover the design of the city’s new water plant and the water intake.  Matters such as […]

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Christopher Clay Sewell

Christopher Clay Sewell, 29, of 228 Ashley Drive, Walhalla died Sunday at his home.  He was the busband of Vanessa Blume Sewell.  The funeral will be 4 pm Friday at Davenport Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Evergreen memorial Gardens.  The family receives friends 6-8 pm Thursday at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers accepted.  Family members are at their homes. […]

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Henry “Tank” Hutcheosn

Henry Aaron “Tank” Hutcheson, 77, died Tuesday at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  He was the widower of Mary Ann Busha Hutcheson.  A graveside service will be 1 pm Saturday at Heritage Memorial Gardens.  The family is at the residence.  Flowers accepted.  Memorials may be made to Berry College, Class of 1961, 2277 Martha Berry NW, Mount Berry, GA 30149.  Condolences may […]

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Students invited to sign up for free college-bound test

Many Oconee students hope to enter post-secondary education.  But the entrance to most of those education institutions requires students to submit test scores that meet established criteria.  An example is the A-C-T test.  Eleventh graders have a chance to take the test during the school day at no charge.  Those students should go to their school guidance office before Monday […]

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Walhalla offers incentives to restaurant

If it will locate inside Walhalla, a restaurant chain may take advantage of incentives approved this week by the city council.  Surveyors have been seen on SC 28 property near Super Service, and fronting that 28 property is believed to be where arrangements are being made to locate a Bojangles.  Incentives approved by a vote during Tuesday’s council meeting are […]

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Repairs needed for milling machinery

The contractor hopes to finish the milling operation today on the remaining Main Street blocks in downtown Walhalla once repairs to the equipment are completed.  Today’s work schedule for Hutch ‘n Son also includes the final concrete on the crosswalk at the intersection of Spring and Main on the south side, a couple of small pours on the side streets. A […]

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