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Corridor pitches marketing deal to Walhalla

June 4, 2014

Michelle McCollum, executive director of the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor, invited Walhalla leaders to consider an arrangement in which the corridor would help the city promote its local and area tourist attractions. McCollum said the corridor would be willing to match every dollar spent from her organization—such as what it’s doing with Georgetown, Lake…

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“COLA” in Walhalla proposed budget

June 4, 2014

In two weeks, the Walhalla mayor and council will be asked to vote on a new budget that cuts overall spending by 1% from the current year—2013-14. At the same time, however, Chairman Tjay Bagwell of the General Government Committee says the new budget has been calculated to raise recreation department fees and sewer charges—the…

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Return prayer, says Paul Cain

June 4, 2014

In his first meeting, Oconee County Councilman Paul Cain called on his colleagues to talk about returning prayer to start council meetings. Cain, the new District Three councilman, provided the council letters from the State Association of Counties, along with citations on public prayer in the state code. But, at the request of Chairman Joel…

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Program change

June 4, 2014

The 96.3/WGOG Flea Market moves to a new time starting today.  Listen for the Flea Market every weekday morning–starting at 10 o’clock.

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Stolen goods recovered!

June 4, 2014

An Oconee sheriff’s investigator who spent yesterday working on a Foxwood Hills home development burglary says he has recovered stolen goods and two arrests are pending.

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Closed-door City Hall meeting

June 4, 2014

Walhalla City Council members broke up their closed meeting after more than an hour last night—with no action taken. The mayor and council met with their utilities superintendent and a representative of a Greenville engineering company for what was advertised as a contract matter. Afterward Danny Woodward, utilities committee chairman, was referring comment to others…

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Construction job death autopsy

June 3, 2014

An autopsy shows Jerry Wayne Kelly of the Pickens County town of Central died yesterday near Salem as the result of blunt force trauma due to Kelly’s 22-24′ fall at a home under construction at  156 Blue Water Lane–near the Oconee-Pickens line.  Oconee Coroner Karl Addis says although pre-existing medical conditions existed, the autopsy found…

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Cain swearing-in at 5 o’clock

June 3, 2014

Magistrate Will Derrick will administer the oath of office this evening to Paul Cain, Oconee’s newest county councilman. The swearing-in is set for 5 o’clock at council chambers—an hour before the start of the first Tuesday council meeting.

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GOP leader registers views on ballot questions

June 3, 2014

Chairman Bob Skipp weighed in today on the two ballot questions that the state’s Republican Party will pose next week to those who vote in its primary election. Those questions cover right-to-life issues and whether South Carolina should eliminate its income tax. Skipp’s comments are being re-played today on 96.3/WGOG NEWS.

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OMC incident leads to Townville man’s arrest

June 3, 2014

An incident in the labor and delivery section of Oconee Medical Center has resulted in the arrest of a Townville man. The arrest by the Sheriff’s Office of James Clayton Webb took place yesterday based, in part, to an alleged incident a year and a half ago. An arrest affidavit charges the 46-year old Webb…

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Calendar

  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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