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Duncan worried over the $ effect on 3rd District

January 16, 2014
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It’s one thing for lawmakers in Washington to agree on a budget to avert another shutdown of the government but, according to South Carolina’s Jeff Duncan, it’s another when the agreement impinges on some badly-needed money by local governments in the Third Congressional District. Duncan told reporters today that rural counties in his district, such…

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On the deadline eve, two Seneca filers

January 16, 2014
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Two men have signed up as candidates for the Seneca City Council election—with less than a day of qualifying still open. The candidacies today by Stuart Pohl and Robert Holbrooks make it a six-candidate field, so far, for four seats. All four incumbents—Scott Durham, Ernest Riley, Joel Ward and Andrea Alewine—are running again.  

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Senate changes in guns-in-bars and restaurants

January 16, 2014
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The South Carolina Senate today approved House changes in the bill that would allow people with concealed weapon permits to take firearms into bars and restaurants. And, on the question, Senator Thomas Alexander voted with the majority. Details on the bill and Alexander’s position can be heard today on 96.3/WGOG NEWS.  

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Bus prediction: “Relatively soon”

January 16, 2014
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A meeting today produced the expectation that the eventual start of electric bus passenger service for the Seneca area will arrive “relatively soon”—in the words of the city’s Ed Halbig. “Buses and chargers seem to be all operating in good order. The recommendation at this point is to continue another week of ‘shadowing’ service,” the…

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A 5th candidate emerges

January 16, 2014
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Word from Oconee Voter Registration and Elections is that a fifth candidate emerged this morning to run for a seat March 11 on Seneca City Council. He’s Stuart Pohl, Shorecrest Drive resident and Ramcat Alley bar and restaurant operator.

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Could there be a return of passenger rail?

January 16, 2014
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It may be little more than a pipe dream, but West Union leaders would like their town to be counted in when it comes to the idea of bringing back passenger rail service. In days of old, you could hop a train in Walhalla and ride it all the way to Anderson…and back. There’s an…

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Austin Watson will wear a badge

January 16, 2014
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Beginning the 2nd of February a new man will display the badge of the law in West Union. The town council last night approved the hiring of Austin Watson. Mayor Linda Oliver says Watson will succeed Trey Federici who resigned recently.

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To be a candidate, deadline looms

January 16, 2014
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Unless things change over the next day, this year’s ballot for the Seneca City Council will be reserved for incumbents only. The four council members whose seats are to be voted on in March this morning remained the only candidates. Incumbents Scott Durham, Joel Ward, Ernest Riley, and Andrea Alewine qualified for re-election last week…

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Music program gets a boost!

January 16, 2014
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Music program gets a boost!

 South Carolina Heritage Fair recently presented six new dulcimers to the Oconee Heritage Center in Walhalla for use in the center’s Appalachian Music program. The instruments were donated through a grant from the Heritage Fair as part of a commitment to promote cultural heritage of the area. And, with those dulcimers, the Heritage Center will…

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The State of Oconee

January 16, 2014
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The push for economic development and the jobs it provides will dominate the 2014 State of Oconee Luncheon. Organized by the chambers of commerce in Seneca, Walhalla and Westminster, this year’s luncheon will be 11:30 a-m, Friday, February 21 at Seneca’s Blue Ridge Elementary School. Lined up to speak are Richard Blackwell of Oconee Economic…

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  • April 14, 2014 2:00 pmSpring into the Library at the OCPL’s Westminster Branch
  • April 17, 2014 9:00 amBlue Ridge Bank Bake Sale to Benefit The March of Dimes
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