Lawmakers on one week break from Columbia

Like their counterparts from across the state, Oconee’s state lawmakers are not through with their legislative sessions. They are on a one-week break before having to return to Columbia to take up the still unfinished state budget. Left unfinished so far is something approaching an adequate solution to the need to repair the state’s roads and bridges. Yesterday 96.3/WGOG NEWS […]

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Auto parts maker to locate in Toccoa, Georgia

A German automotive supplier is going to set up shop in Toccoa, Georgia to supply high-quality injection-molded components. An announcement this morning by Governor Nathan Deal says NIFCO-KTW, within the first five years, will create 200 jobs and invest $27 million dollars. The factory is to be the company’s first North American headquarters and in a 130 thousand square foot […]

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Burglars strike Cliffs and Keowee Falls

Burglars stole T-V sets and damaged the recreation center building at the Cliffs at Keowee Falls Golf Course. Oconee sheriff’s officers believe the burglary occurred between 4 and 6:30 yesterday morning. The stolen Sony televisions are worth hundreds of dollars. The burglars broke two lamps and left an estimated $250 dollars damage to the wall.  

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Proposed budgets go to hearing tonight

New budgets for a new year undergo public scrutiny tonight in Oconee County. The County Council will welcome the public for comment and questions about the budgets proposed for county government, the public schools, and the Keowee Fire District. Tonight’s meeting at Pine Street begins at 6 o’clock.

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New Walhalla High pronounced ready

Ten times around the circular walkway above the gymnasium equates to one mile. That’s one of the impressions drawn from the public’s first look yesterday at the new Walhalla High School. The spacious hallway inside the main entrance came in handy for the large crowd that turned out for the ribbon cutting and open house. And from the hallway all […]

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Proceeding delayed in Hiott case

A pre-trial conference in a criminal case against a former Oconee banker is being delayed, at the request of the prosecution. Federal Judge J-Michelle Childs signed an order last week continuing the case against Benjamin Lee Hiott until the August term of U-S District Court. Hiott, former vice president with Community First Bank, is charged with three counts of bank […]

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Chickens in backyards at Clemson?

Should Clemson join other cities such as Greenville and Columbia and allow its residents to keep a limited number of chickens. It’s an issue in the university town for which the city is seeking the opinions of its residents. Some Clemson residents have approached their city for permission, but concerns about backyard chickens include noise and odor. Proponents, however, see […]

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What’s Bill Callahan’s plan?

A changing of the guard awaits the Westminster Rotary Club. On July 1, Bill Callahan will begin a one-year term as club president. And at tomorrow’s meeting Callahan will present his plan for 2015-16. The Rotary Club’s new officers will be inducted in a June 30 ceremony at Magnolia Manor.

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