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Kenneth Smith

May 4, 2015

Kenneth Duke Smith, 48, died Friday.  He was the husband of Jessica Smith.  A memorial service will be 4 p-m Thursday at Ramsey Creek Preserve.  Family members are at their homes.  Condolences for Kenneth Duke Smith may be expressed by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.

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Outdoor medical emergency in northern Oconee

May 4, 2015

An official of Oconee Emergency Services says contact was made this afternoon with a hiker in need of emergency medical attention.  He’s among a group of hikers.  Emergency Services’ Shane Gibbs says the hiker was located on a trail about halfway between Cherry Hill Campground at Mountain Rest and Tamassee.  It’s one of the county’s…

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Oconee couple establishes endowed scholarship

May 4, 2015

Professional engineer Richard Cottingham and his wife, Nancy, have pledged $500 thousand to establish a professor of civil engineering endowment at Clemson University. The Seneca couple is described as passionate about the university and about professional licensure in the engineering profession. Both have served on state boards of registration, And Richard Cottingham has served as…

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Duncan amendment accepted

May 4, 2015

South Carolina’s 3rd District congressman says an amendment he offered to the Energy and Water Appropriations bill passed Friday on a voice vote. Republican Jeff Duncan says he succeeded in transferring $2.5 million from the administration account of the Department of Energy to the Army Corps of Engineers. According to Duncan, the money will increase…

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Will Streetscape be Walhalla’s “Yellow Brick Road”?

May 4, 2015

Economist Bruce Yandle, speaking last week in Walhalla, suggested that the project Streetscape could become the city’s path to prosperity. In front of an audience of both young and old, Yandle likened the re-make of the city’s core commercial business section to the Yellow Brick Road in the children’s classic “Wizard of Oz.” Yandle congratulated…

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Casto project on council’s agenda

May 4, 2015

At its meeting tomorrow, Oconee County Council will consider second reading of a fee in place of tax ordinance to cover the commercial project that the real estate development company Casto is pursuing near U-S 123 and South Carolina 93 near Clemson. That ordinance creates an infrastructure improvement credit that’ll commit Oconee County to help…

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Car stolen

May 2, 2015

Someone stole a car Friday night in Walhalla. The police say a 2005 black Saturn was taken during the night from the address of 303 Parker Street. There’s a dent to the right front fender of the Saturn. The car license plate reads H-J-C-3-5-2. If you have information about this car theft, you are asked…

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School property offense

May 2, 2015

The Walhalla police have made a case alleging crime on school property. Oconee County arrest reports show the arrest of a 17-year old Verner Street resident, Oseas Vasquez, on the charge of carrying weapons on school property. Vasquez was arrested Friday and placed in the Oconee Detention Center.  According to the police, a folding knife,…

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Ideas for a walkable and bikeable Clemson

April 30, 2015

Friends of the grassroots organization Green Crescent invites everyone to experience ideas that potentially will make the Clemson area a better place to live, work, learn and play. A presentation on pedestrial; and biking paths will be 6 to 7 o’clock Tuesday night, May 5 in the Clemson Community Room, Lower Level of City Hall.…

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Walhalla choral students compete

April 30, 2015

A total of 140 students from the Walhalla Middle School Chorus competed last Saturday in the Music Showcase Festival at Six Flags Over Georgia. The Sixth Grade Chorus and the combined Seventh and Eighth Grade Chorus performed pieces in front of a panel of judges and receiving top ratings. The sixth graders took home a…

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Calendar

  • May 3, 2015Revival with Rev. James Petty
  • May 5, 2015 10:30 amHappy Hearts of Seneca Meeting
  • May 5, 2015 7:00 pmOle Fashion Revival w/Rev. Tully Griggs (Alto, GA)
  • May 10, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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