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Courthouse Inn deadline extended

August 20, 2014

Oconee County Council will allow the developers who proposed converting the former courthouse into a boutique-type hotel a few more weeks. Council’s action last night means that John Powell and Jim Carswell have until September 16 to secure the financing that, so far, has eluded them. Though he made clear he was not seeking an…

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Keep broadband alive, Moulder urges

August 20, 2014

96.3/WGOG began enjoying the advantages this week of high-speed internet, courtesy of Oconee County’s “FOCUS” project. But the delay in spreading high-speed availability to other parts of the county has led to complaints that made their way to last night’s Oconee County Council meeting. Administrator Scott Moulder appealed to council to keep alive the project…

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Mayor extends an olive branch

August 20, 2014

The request by the chamber of commerce to make changes in this year’s Oktoberfest has been tabled by the Walhalla City Council. The council acted unanimously last night, after a plea by Mayor Danny Edwards. Edwards appealed for a time-out and asked for a committee to work out differences among the chamber director, the police…

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House fire claims life in Walhalla

August 20, 2014

A home fire last night in Walhalla’s Mountain View subdivision has left a 49-year old man dead. Coroner Karl Addis said Michael Joseph Marcello was extricated from the bedroom area of his home at 829 North Andover Drive. Within a few minutes, EMS determined Marcello showed no signs of life. An autopsy has been ordered.…

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AT THIS HOUR!

August 19, 2014

The U-S Forest Service is in Walhalla holding “break out” sessions with members of the public with interest in how the government agency manages the upper corridor of the Wild and Scenic Chattooga River.  Because the famed river passes by three states, Forest Service representatives from South Carolina, Georgia, and North Carolina are leading today’s…

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Car chase UPDATE!

August 19, 2014

A car stolen Sunday in Salem turned up today in the vicinity of West Union where stop sticks employed by the police succeeded in stopping the car and the eventual apprehension  of one person.  Sheriff Mike Crenshaw this afternoon said the traffic stop occurred on highway 11, north of West Union.  Crenshaw said a suspect…

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Police chase makes for excitement in Walhalla

August 19, 2014

A chase by the police up and down Main Street created excitement this afternoon in downtown Walhalla. County squad cars were seen flying thru town with their sirens on—at one time headed west on Main Street, only to reverse course and go east. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said the chase started when an investigator spotted a…

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Street and highway matters for Westminster

August 19, 2014

At its August meeting today, Westminster City Council will consider a request of the DOT to evaluate the traffic signal at 123 and Oak Street for a left turn signal onto Oak. The council will consider placing 15 mile an hour speed limits on Ann Davis Street and Willow Row and a list of street…

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New employer announced for Anderson County

August 19, 2014

A tire recycler and rubber manufacturer, based in Moncks Corner, is announcing a new facility in Anderson. Viva Recycling plans a near $7 million investment that, over five years, is expected to create 14 new jobs. Viva separates the scrap tires and other selected industrial rubber scrap into rubber, steel and fiber. The recycling operation…

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I-85 re-surfacing continues

August 19, 2014

The re-surfacing of an 11-mile stretch of I-85 is a project that continues across the Oconee and Anderson stretches of the interstate highway. The work is being done on the northbound lanes. Josh Makison, resident construction engineer for the DOT, predicts the project should finish by October 31. In the meantime, next month is the…

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Calendar

  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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