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One-cent projects to be explained

September 25, 2014

Oconee County projects to benefit from a one-cent increase in the sales tax are to be explained during a public meeting tomorrow morning at Walhalla Civic Auditorium. All county taxpayers are invited to the event that begins at 9 o’clock at the Civic Auditorium. “This will be an opportunity for the voters to hear from…

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Plans to be offered tonight

September 25, 2014

Seneca residents get a look tonight at architect’s drawings for the city’s new utilities complex behind City Hall. The City Hall information meeting begins at 6 o’clock.

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Judge’s patience runs thin

September 25, 2014

The Walhalla municipal judge yesterday levied a fine against a Torrington Road resident after being told the homeowner had failed to remove three disabled cars from his property. Doug Nuckolls was cited under a city ordinance brought to the court’s attention by James Ashton, city code enforcement officer. Nuckolls was ordered to pay a fine…

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Tea Party meeting tonight

September 25, 2014

An in depth look at Islam is promised during tonight’s meeting of the Seneca Tea Party. The Tea Party meets 6:30 to 8:30 at the Gignilliat Center.

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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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Calendar

  • December 20, 2014 6:00 pmMountain Rest Community Club's Monthly Meeting
  • December 20, 2014 7:00 pm35th Old Fashion Christmas Pageant
  • December 21, 2014 10:30 amWelcome Wesleyan Church Holiday Meal Giveaway
  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
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