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Family Asks for Help Finding Puppy Ejected in Accident

October 17, 2012
Family Asks for Help Finding Puppy Ejected in Accident

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio A family involved in a wreck on I-85 over the weekend is asking for your help in finding their missing dog. The 13-week old Shihtzu puppy was ejected from the family’s van during the wreck on I-85 northbound between mile markers 154 and 155. The puppy is brown or brindle…

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NPO’s Exempt from Westminster Tax

October 17, 2012

Westminster’s City Council has voted to exempt Non Profit Organizations from a hospitality ordinance.  The council voted unanimously Tuesday to amend the ordinance which would have made 501(c)3 corporations pay the 2 percent tax on the sale of prepared food and beverages.  The amended ordinance specifically exempts yard sales, benefit dinners and registered festival vendors.…

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Plans for Industrial Park Accelerated

October 17, 2012

A 4-0 vote by the Oconee County Council has opened the door for an industrial park for Oconee County.  The Council voted Tuesday night to contract with a North Carolina contractor to construct the first phase of the Echo Hills industrial park.  The park will be located in the Richland Community, just off highway 11. …

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Accounting Kudos for City of Walhalla

October 17, 2012

Walhalla’s outside auditor says the city is in great financial shape.  With that comment, Certified Public Accountant Jason White deliver and explained the City of Walhalla’s accounting for the fiscal year July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.  Mayor Danny Edwards echoed White’s comment that City Administrator Nancy Goehle and other department heads had done…

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Rabun County Stabbing

October 17, 2012

By Craig Salmon, WRBN One man is killed and another charged with murder following a stabbing on Friday afternoon. Forty seven year old Alden Leeland Hass was pronounced dead at Mountain Lakes Medical Center following the incident, and 51 year old William Edward Owen was charged with murder. According to witnesses, Owen was living with…

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‘Y’ makes a pitch to Walhalla

October 16, 2012
‘Y’ makes a pitch to Walhalla

Walhalla is a city looking for a new drinking water source, along with raising money to reopen its swimming pool. Tonight the mayor and council received a pitch from officials of Foothills YMCA organization, who want to establish an indoor pool and other physical fitness facilities at a central location in Oconee County. The Y’s…

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Burglary brings 15-year sentence

October 16, 2012

A plea of guilt to burglary brought a 15-year sentence today in the Oconee General Sessions Court. A court officer said the judge ordered the prison term for Tommy Joe Cooper, who pleaded guilty to five instances of burglary.

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Trial avoided when defendant pleads

October 16, 2012

Just after opening statements, a young Seneca man changed his plead. The judge in Oconee General Sessions accepted Tyson Tyrone Watt’s plea to assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature and possession of a weapon during a violent crime and handed down a sentence, sending Watt to prison for 15 years. The office…

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Fair Play Infant Homicide

October 16, 2012

Oconee Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death of a 7 month old Fair Play child. The infant, Amy Genesis Stashluck, of 78 Isbell Road, Fair Play was pronounced dead Monday night at the pediatric ICU at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  According to a release from the Oconee County Coroner’s office, the medical assessment of physicians at…

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Walhalla Detour Wednesday

October 16, 2012
Walhalla Detour Wednesday

Part of Coffee Road near Walhalla will be closed Wednesday. Detours signs are up for the stretch of Coffee Road from Finkenstadt Drive to  the James Brown Elementary School.  SCDOT officials are attempting to work around morning and afternoon school traffic.  

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  • 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
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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