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Request to arm

July 27, 2015

In the opinion of Oconee County Council, all South Carolina National Guard members should be armed as the result of the murders of five service members in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Last week the council directed its chairman to urge the governor to enact the policy.  Chairman Wayne McCall’s letter to Governor Haley reads, “Additional safety measures,…

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State police investigation in Seneca

July 27, 2015

The state police have started their investigation of a police-involved shooting last night in Seneca.  In the meantime the man shot dead has, so far, been identified as  19-year old Zachary Hammond of Seneca.  Coroner Karl Addis said his name is to be released today.  The police have yet to identify the officer involved.  At…

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A new week in the adventure called Streetscape

July 27, 2015

The general contractor is hopeful this will be a week of progress in the project to re-make the four-block core commercial area in downtown Walhalla. Everyone passing through or in the vicinity of the work is asked to keep safety in mind.  On Main, from Tugaloo to College, Hutch ‘N Son is preparing for the…

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Duncan to vote no to lift sanctions

July 27, 2015

Congressman Jeff Duncan has announced he will vote no when the Iranian nuclear accord comes up for a vote in the House of Representatives.  Reacting last week to criticism from Duncan’s side of the aisle, Secretary of State John Kerry called “fantasy plain and simple” the idea that President Obama failed to insist on enough…

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A replacement bookmobile

July 27, 2015

  A replacement bookmobile appears to be in the offing for the Oconee Public Library.  According to Phil Cheney, library director, there is to be discussion of replacing the 1997 bookmobile during the library board of trustees meeting this evening in Salem. Cheney gave 96.3/WGOG this statement, “We do not have details yet.  We will…

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Car accident fatal for Walhalla woman

July 27, 2015

An accident near Walhalla proved fatal yesterday to a 22-year old woman.  The accident, involving a small car, occurred late yesterday afternoon on Ebenezer Road near the Country Junction Road.  Coroner Karl Addis said the victim was Hannah Nichole Nation. Authorities say the accident involved a Toyota Camry that left the road.  She was first…

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Man shot dead by police officer

July 27, 2015

 A 19-year old Seneca man died last night at the scene of a police involved shooting.  The incident occurred around 8:20 in the parking lot of Hardee’s on By-Pass 123.  Coroner Karl Addis said the name of deceased is to be released later today.  Addis said, “The preliminary investigation indicates the deceased was attempting to evade…

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No court Monday

July 25, 2015

A term of Common Pleas Court to begin Monday at the Oconee Courthouse has been called off.  According to Beverly Whitfield, Clerk of Court, the docket shrunk.  No court means that the jury directed to report Monday should not report after all, Whitfield told 96.3/WGOG NEWS.  

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Mayor to decide soon

July 24, 2015

Walhalla’s first-term mayor says he will let it be known soon whether he’ll offer for a second term.  The city’s 2015 election is coming up in November, and Mayor Danny Edwards told us today he has not made up his mind 100% yet, but expects to have his decision soon.  Asked which way he is…

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Nighttime work to begin at 85-385

July 24, 2015

Motorists traveling at night on I-85 in GreenvilleCounty will begin next week to see the first signs of activity on one of the largest transportation projects undertaken by the South Carolina DOT.  The work on 85, between Mauldin Road and highway 14, is to modernize the existing I-85/I-385 interchange, which currently sees 200 thousand vehicles…

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Calendar

  • July 31, 2015 5:00 pmChristmas in July to support Heath's Haven
  • July 31, 2015 7:00 pmConservation Theory in Concert
  • July 31, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • August 2, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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