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Walhallans fall victim to scam

November 22, 2014

The Walhalla police are alerting the public to a scam in which the perpetrators use a telephone pitch to solicit money from their victims. Lt. Paul Harris says some members of the city’s Latino community, in particular, have been victimized by a telephone caller who purports himself to represent a loan company and who tells…

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Friday fire and car accident

November 22, 2014

A Friday afternoon car accident required the arrangement of a medical airlift from a rural part of southern Oconee County. A car hit a tree on Lakeshore Drive and the injured driver was sent to a Greenville hospital. A Friday fire near Seneca left a homeowner with burns to his right arm. According to Seneca…

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Dual honors accorded!

November 22, 2014

Walter Torres, Walhalla businessman and board member of the Walhalla Area Chamber of Commerce, was honored with the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award from the South Carolina Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Torres is an Anderson University graduate with a degree in business management. Our earlier store failed to mention that the Walhalla chamber also…

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Oconee seen as tourist destination

November 21, 2014

An Oconee County councilman envisions his county as a destination for international tourism. And the reason for that, Paul Cain says, are Oconee County’s abundant natural resources—it lakes, its rivers, and its high elevations. Cain made the comments as he spoke to an Oconee Chamber of Commerce committee meeting today in Seneca. Early next year…

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Building completion next week no longer likely

November 21, 2014

The combination coroner’s headquarters and sheriff’s substation at the Oconee hospital now appears unlikely to be completed by next week, according to a county spokeswoman. There are still a few issues remaining, such as the gutters, electric work, and still no furniture. The parking area is currently being graded. Amanda Brock, speaking for County Administrator…

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October’s job picture in South Carolina

November 21, 2014

Oconee’s jobless numbers in October dropped below the state average. The state saw a slight increase in those who filed claims for being out of work. Oconee’s October figures dropped 0.5% to 6.3%. It was 6.8% in September. According to the Department of Employment and Workforce, South Carolina’s labor force hit an all-time high in…

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Promising prospect for Golden Corner park

November 21, 2014

With his fingers crossed, Paul Cain today expressed confidence that within the next few weeks or a couple of months an Oconee County industrial park will no longer be an empty place. Oconee’s newest and youngest county councilman told a group in Seneca that he and county leaders are confident that an announcement is imminent…

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After 30 years, an observation or two

November 21, 2014

This reporter can still remember the day 30 years ago that I walked into WGOG for the first time as an employee. From the parking lot into the building my legs trembled in anticipation of something new. But the discomfort quickly vanished as I eventually settled into my chosen field—local radio news reporting in a…

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Driver escapes injury

November 21, 2014

A pickup truck overturned last night on a country road near Walhalla. According to reports, the driver in last night’s accident around 8 o’clock on the Busch Creek Road avoided injury. The Walhalla Fire Department and the South Carolina Highway Patrol were among the responders to the accident scene.

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South Carolina now in incipient drought

November 21, 2014

The South Carolina Drought Response Committee has upgraded the drought status to the first level of drought for the entire state. Previously, only nine counties were considered incipient drought. Committee members yesterday recognized the forecast for heavy rain next week, but decided to upgrade the incipient status statewide because they couldn’t ignore several indicators. Rainfalls…

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Calendar

  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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