The board explains its action

The official order in which a Walhalla regulatory board said no to a plan to create new homes for senior citizens is on file at City Hall. As signed by the board chairman, Frank Guldner, the order gives three reasons for denying a variance sought by architect Lori Sons to make a new use of the Short Street old brick […]

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Military mail deadlines

U-S Postal Service has released its suggested mail-by-dates to help customers ensure that their packages, cards and letters arrive in time for this year’s holiday season. The first holiday mailing deadline is November 13 for customers sending Parcel Post packages to APO and FPO addresses. Space Available mail must be mailed by November 26.

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Two days after the election

No matter how next month’s elections turn out, a Seneca chapter of a national and international service club is going to hear a slant on the results from one of the country’s leaders. Hometown U-S Senator Lindsey Graham has accepted an invitation to speak to the Seneca Rotary Club Thursday, November 8, according to Rotarian Marvin Gray.

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Congressman speaks tonight

The group Conservatives Taking America Back sponsors a speaking event, starting at 6 tonight at Seneca’s Gignilliat Community Center. Among the speakers: Republican Congressman Jeff Duncan, S.C. 3rd District Congressman, seeking a second term next month. Gignilliat’s doors open at 5:30.

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Training mission this afternoon

A military helicopter that will fly and make landings this afternoon in the mountainous areas of both Oconee and Pickens won’t be lost. The National Guard helicopter will be preparing for a future training event involving Oconee County Emergency Services and the SC HART team, which has been used to assist in several Oconee County incidents including the search last […]

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Trials scheduled this month

A verbal argument that turned violent near Seneca in the spring of 2011 will make its way into the Oconee Court of General Sessions during the October term. The office of Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams has announced plans to call to trial the state’s case against Tyson Tyrone Watt. The young Seneca man faces charges of attempted murder and possession […]

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WOHS Band takes top honors

The West-Oak High School Marching Band claimed top honors in a competition featuring 37 bands. At last weekend’s Boiling Springs Festival of Bands, the Marching Warriors earned Best Colorguard, Best Music and first place overall in class. Colt Campbell directs the band, assisted by guard instructor Tammy Mauldin and percussion instructor Dino Wagoner.

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Camping opportunities

Fall camping this year at Hartwell Dam and Lake offer several options. Twin Lakes Campground in Pendleton and Watsadler Campground in Hartwell, remain fully open until November 30. After December 1, both campgrounds will have one loop open for the winter. Springfield Campground will remain open through October 30. “All three campgrounds feature electric and water hook-ups, restrooms with showers, […]

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New date for West Union bus meeting

A new date has been announced for West Union’s part in an updated study on “CAT” bus routes in Oconee County. The meeting was first announced for Monday, October 8. Ernie Boughman of the URS Company in Columbia says the meeting has been rescheduled for 6 o’clock Tuesday, October 23 at West Union Town Hall.

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10/3 Top Political Headlines

* WGOG’s weekly electoral college projection is out and it’s the first to project an electoral majority for President Barack Obama, according to the latest state-by-state polls.  According to the latest map, Obama has 275 votes to Mitt Romney’s 191 (270 are needed to win.)  The following states are still up for grabs: Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Iowa, and Colorado. […]

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