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Mayfest a day away!

May 14, 2015

Parts of Walhalla downtown will be transformed tomorrow for the start of the two-day Wahalla Mayfest Art of Living. Vanessa Penton, chamber of commerce executive director, says Mayfest is one of those annual festivals that mean good things for the downtown merchants and the city, in general. And, for Mayfest 2015, there’s something new. It’s…

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Public may speak on new school district budget

May 14, 2015

Everyone has an invitation to Monday’s night regular May meeting of the Oconee School Board of Trustees. It’s budget time for the men and women who make the policy for the county’s public schools, and they want to hear from you. The board has set a public hearing on its 2015-16 spending plan for the…

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Mid-field taxiway proposed at Oconee Airport

May 14, 2015

Oconee County may have found a better way to allow aircraft to exit the runway quicker and easier, but it’s going to be costly. County Council is to consider a recommendation next week to allow a Zebulon, North Carolina contractor to build a new “stub” taxi-way at the Oconee Regional Airport. For labor, materials and…

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Resident judge to sit in home county first time

May 14, 2015

First-year Resident Circuit Judge Scott Sprouse of Walhalla will observe a homecoming of sorts next week when, for the first time, he’ll preside over a court session in his home county of Oconee. Sprouse is to be the jurist for a one-week term of General Sessions Court to open Monday morning at the Oconee County…

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Blood drive today in Walhalla

May 14, 2015

As part of National Law Enforcement Officers Appreciation Week, the annual Schuck Memorial Blood Drive takes place 11 a-m to 7 p-m in the gravel parking lot in the back of the Oconee Law Enforcement Center in Walhalla. The Blood Connection conducts the drive each year in honor of the late deputy sheriff Bill Schuck…

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The Masons are selling tomato plants!

May 14, 2015

The Walhalla Masonic Lodge will have hundreds of inexpensive large and flowering plants at its annual yard sale Saturday morning on the lot behind the Walhalla Post Office. Starting at 7 Saturday morning, the Masons will sell hot peppers, cilantro, marigolds and seven varieties of tomato plants ready for the garden.

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Defense seeks dismissal

May 14, 2015

A circuit judge has promised the attorneys on both sides of a John Doe lawsuit involving the Oconee public schools that he will likely make a pre-trial ruling, perhaps, by the end of next week. Gregory Sloan, attorney for the school district and two of its former employees, is hopeful that Judge Perry Gravely will…

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Ramcat Alley restaurant closes

May 14, 2015

A restaurant in the middle of Seneca’s Ramcat Alley has closed its doors.  The closing of J-Peter’s was described to 96.3/WGOG NEWS as sudden, apparently with no notice given to employees.

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Duncan to chair subcommittee hearing

May 13, 2015

The Third District congressman will sit in Washington tomorrow as chairman of a subcommittee hearing on the opportunities for energy off the coast of the southeast U-S. Republican Jeff Duncan chairs the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. The hearing, at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon, will take place in the Rayburn House Office Building and can…

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Deputies patrolled lake access area on foot

May 13, 2015

Deputies who patrolled Oconee County’s Fall Creek access area on foot last weekend wrote citations and made an arrest. All of this as part of “Operation Family Friendly”—an operation that Sheriff Crenshaw says is aimed at doing everything possible to make the county’s parks safe for people to enjoy. Three citations were written for littering…

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Calendar

  • July 31, 2015 5:00 pmChristmas in July to support Heath's Haven
  • July 31, 2015 7:00 pmConservation Theory in Concert
  • July 31, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • August 2, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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