The Jeff Lord era in Westminster

July 22, 2014

A day after a former Westminster police chief went to prison for crimes in office, the city’s new administrator, Jeff Lord, spoke confidently about Dean Awalt, the replacement for Scott Bannister. Lord said Awalt is a man of “great ideas” and he’s happy to work with him. The former Walterboro town manager told the Westminster…

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Compliments paid to Walhalla mayor

July 22, 2014

Serving as mayor can be a thankless job. But Danny Edwards of Walhalla picked up compliments today as he enjoyed his mid day meal. One woman told the mayor of her appreciation for the effort to open the swimming pool for a full season of swimming and recreation. Two other people told Edwards they thought…

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Lawsuits settled within weeks of trial

July 22, 2014

A pair of lawsuits naming an Oconee County doctor and others has been settled—within two weeks of their date for trial. As a result, the cases alleging medical malpractice and wrongful death have been removed from atop the docket for an August 4 term of the Oconee Common Pleas Court. The lawsuit against Dr. Frank…

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What life was like for the frontiersmen

July 22, 2014

After the American Revolutionary War, an Oconee County stone blockhouse was used as an outpost for the State Militia. Today that stone house, along with an adjacent historic structure, the Indian trading post, makes up Oconee Station State Historic Site. And this summer there will again be a chance to experience what it might have…

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Mobile home to be allowed

July 22, 2014

A zoning change will allow a couple to place a mobile home at Seneca’s 104 Worth Street—near the Old Salem Road. No opposition was presented last night to the request of Lonnie and Kim Hammond to change the zoning at the property from Residential-10 to Residential General. According to Tamy Sanford, city planner, the mobile…

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Jerry Lee to run again!

July 22, 2014

A long-time Oconee County school board member, Jerry Lee, hopes to make it another four years this November. Lee told 96.3/WGOG NEWS last night that, when candidate qualifying for the school board opens next week, he plans to sign-up. Lee represents District One and is one of two current trustees whose seats will be voted…

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Calendar

  • October 31, 2014Faith Baptist Church's Fall Festival
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmWalhalla High Cheerleader Candy Giveaway
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmBoo in the Bay
  • November 1, 2014Walhalla's Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
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