Cutting the cost of Westminster electric power

Financial matters dot the agenda for this month’s regular meeting of Westminster City Council.  At 6 o’clock Tuesday night at the Depot, the mayor and the council will wade through an agenda that includes one dozen items of new business, including the effort to cut the cost of electric power.  The city leaders on Tuesday also will hear recommendations and […]

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Finalists for Westminster city job

After a called meeting yesterday, Westminster named two finalists for city administrator.  They are Rodney Johnson of Florence and Christopher Carter of Georgetown.  Mayor Brian Ramey says Carter and Johnson will get face-to-face interviews to determine who succeeds Jeff Lord, who is resigning to take a job elsewhere.       VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Bear and three cubs spotted in Walhalla

The police in Walhalla are being told that a bear and three cubs have been spotted at least twice today on one side of the city and later inside the city.  And Chief Ronald Wilbanks says he has been in touch with the state DNR and told the city should consider trapping the animals.  A source told 101.7/WGOG NEWS the […]

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Financial identity fraud charges against Westminster woman

At the Oconee Detention Center, a Westminster woman awaited her bond hearing this morning in a case that alleges financial identity fraud.  The Sheriff’s Office identified Kayla Marlene Hendricks of Sunshine Circle as the woman arrested and charged in an investigation that centered on a complaint involving credit cards with combined balances of thousands of dollars. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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“If we can just find the money”

Walhalla has plans beyond those which culminated in Streetscape—a re-vitalization project that had been talked about for decades but shelved for one reason or the other.  Mayor Edwards envisions a downtown development corporation to facilitate façade grants for building owners.  And he predicts there will be improvements to the side streets—bounded by North and South Broad streets.   But the plans […]

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“I survived Walhalla Streetscape” attempt at humor

  Walhalla supporters are wearing bright-colored t-shirts emblazoned by “I Survived Walhalla Streetscape.”  Mayor Danny Edwards says it’s an attempt at humor at the end of the one year project that changed downtown traffic patterns and provided a new look to the core business section of the city.  Edwards was part of the large crowd that stood on Main at […]

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Jail and bail event for the American Cancer Society

101.7/WGOG’s Kris Butts and the Oconee School District’s Michael Thorsland are among the community leaders and personalities who have allowed themselves to be symbolically arrested today as part of a fund-raising event for the American Cancer Society.  They and others face having to raise bail money, all of which goes to the fight against cancer.  Two sheriff’s officers showed up […]

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Pickens County celebrates EMS Week

From May 15-21, Pickens County celebrates the 42nd National EMS Week.  All EMS workers deserve recognition for the work they do within the community.  They are a critical component of emergency medicine and the public health safety net.  While they remain behind the scenes most times, paramedics save lives.  They are well-trained and skilled individuals.  On any given day, EMS […]

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Seneca FFA Chapter awarded Gold Rating

The Seneca High School Chapter of the Future Farmers of America was recently awarded a Gold Chapter Ranking in the 2016 National FFA Chapter Awards Program.  It is one of the top awards in the National FFA Organization and the third time in four years that the Seneca chapter has received gold accreditation. Selection is based on each chapter creating […]

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