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Home incarceration replaced by prison time

August 30, 2014

A Westminster man will be unable to satisfy his court sentence placing him on home incarceration. And it means that Robert Clarence Walters will be sent to prison for five years instead of being allowed to satisfy the sentence with home incarceration. According to a court officer, the change came about when the 10th Circuit…

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Walhalla to flush hydrants

August 30, 2014

During all of September, Walhalla will flush hydrants across its system. According to City Hall, for a short time, this may cause the water to discolor, but it will be safe to drink. Good advice is to check the water before you turn on a load of laundry.

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Police chase ends on Clemson campus

August 29, 2014

Police chase ends on Clemson campus 1600, Fri., 29 August 2014..lrm A chase early that started early today on highway 123 near Seneca wound up on the Clemson campus where a motorcycle rider nearly dropped his bike. Authorities arrested western North Carolina resident Eric Joseph Fontaine on charges of reckless driving, failure to stop and…

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Public may ride electric buses next week

August 29, 2014

In a few days, you can ride a Seneca electric passenger bus. The city has announced that the delayed start of service will take place Wednesday, September 3. That’s when Seneca and “CAT”—Clemson Area Transit—will deploy four electric passenger buses. Those buses were recently returned to Seneca for testing. The change from the gas-powered bus…

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Hands Across the Border leads to traffic safety

August 29, 2014

Each year, law enforcement officers from three states gather at holiday time to strategize and stress the need for safety on the highways. One such get together took place this week in Rabun County, Georgia, where Capt. Russell Wilson represented the South Carolina Highway Patrol. We’re now in the long Labor Day holiday weekend, a…

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“Project Plume” on next week’s agenda

August 29, 2014

An economic development project, under the heading of a code name, is on the agenda for next week’s meeting of Oconee County Council. Code-named “Project Plume,” the project in recent months has been described as an Upstate company looking at an Oconee building for possible relocation. At Tuesday night’s meeting, council is to consider a…

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Old St. John’s celebration next month

August 29, 2014

Tenth Circuit Judge Alex Macaulay delivers the remarks for next month’s event to cut the ribbon and dedicate Walhalla’s Old St. John’s Meeting House. The public is invited to Kaufman Square for the celebration at 10:45 a-m Saturday, September 20. The meeting house will soon be available for events, meetings and receptions. And, according to…

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House overrides library bill veto

August 29, 2014

The House of Representatives this week overrode Governor Haley’s veto of a bill that applies criminal penalties to people who enter public libraries after having been warned not to enter. Phil Cheney, director of Oconee public libraries, says it’s a bill to root out those who misbehave and spoil the library experience for others. And…

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Rosemary Bailes touts events manager

August 29, 2014

Seneca has one. Maybe now it’s time for Oconee County. Rosemary Bailes, in her capacity as the chairwoman of the Oconee A-Tax Commission, said yesterday, “The handwriting is on the wall that tourism will be a big part of Oconee County’s economic survival.” The commissioners yesterday recommended the distribution of nearly $30 thousand worth of…

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Wayne McCall remembers Kathy Rogers

August 29, 2014

Wayne McCall pays tribute to the late Kathy Rogers!  On 96.3/WGOG NEWS today McCall, an Oconee County councilman, remembers Rogers for talents as a beach music vocalist–and how her performances succeeded to raise money for the American Red Cross.

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Calendar

  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • 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
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