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Len Talley renominated!

March 19, 2014

Salem resident Len Talley was nominated for a new, three-year term as a member of the board of directors of the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative. The nomination came at a meeting at Blue Ridge’s Oconee headquarters—-a meeting attended by about 80 Oconee Blue Ridge customers. Unopposed, Talley will stand for re-election during the cooperative’s annual…

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Fire probe leads to trespass charge

March 19, 2014

A 19-year old Oconee woman has been charged with trespassing on property where an inadvertent fire burned a boarded up house in Utica community. The Sheriff’s Office today announced the arrest of Kimberly Dawn Sorrow of Leila Road, Westminster, based on a warrant affidavit that alleges Sorrow trespassed at 130 ‘E’ Street February 18—even though…

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Gifted and Talented essay authors

March 19, 2014
Gifted and Talented essay authors

One dozen Walhalla Middle School sixth graders took part in an essay contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The students, members of the school’s Gifted and Talented English Language Arts class, wrote on the theme of “What Patriotism Means to Me.”  The writers are (front row, left to right) Sydney Vickery, Kaylee Quick,…

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Smith: “I’m getting close”

March 19, 2014

Westminster’s veteran city administrator, David Smith, is getting close to retirement, but he’s not ready to name a date. In the meantime, the city is advertising for an assistant administrator—an individual who potentially could move into Smith’s job. Westminster has placed an assistant administrator’s ad on the South Carolina Municipal Association website. And, so far,…

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Tentative land deal

March 19, 2014

The Walhalla mayor and council last night gave first reading to an ordinance covering what is described as a “land exchange” between the city and a private individual. According to Nancy Goehle, city administrator, details of the exchange are expected to be disclosed at second and final reading.  

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“Y” to run Walhalla Swim Pool

March 19, 2014

Walhalla has approved a contract to authorize the Oconee YMCA to operate the city swimming pool this season. Indications are, according to City Administrator Nancy Goehle, the pool will open Memorial Day weekend for a full season of swimming. A contract approved last night by city council and subject to the city attorney’s approval would…

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AdvanceEd “team” on its way

March 19, 2014

An outside group of professional education evaluators makes its way next month to Oconee County, and the county school district intends to be ready. Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent for instructional services, yesterday announced that representing the accreditation organization AdvanceEd will be six evaluators who will arrive from four states and be led by a retired…

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Residency rule inaplicable for quasi-judicial post

March 19, 2014

You need not live inside Westminster corporate limits to have a say on zoning appeals in that city. In fact, you can be like Charles Morgan and live as far as Long Creek and serve on the Westminster Board of Zoning Appeals. The mayor and council last night decided against changing the city’s non-resident policy…

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Meeting dominated by utility issues

March 19, 2014

The March meeting of Westminster City Council was a get together dominated by utility issues. Besides grappling with paying more for their electric power supply, Westminster leaders received a complaint that a woman’s one-month power bill for her home on ‘D’ Street came in at $1,200. Mayor Rick McCormick said that was likely a mis-read…

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No texting not enough for Oconee

March 19, 2014

Oconee County Council last night gave preliminary approval to a distracted driving ordinance that’ll have enough teeth to forbid the use of any cell phone or other portable electronic communication device while operating a moving vehicle. The only exceptions are emergency use and provided the driver is equipped with a hands-free device. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw…

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