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Streetscape on tonight’s agenda

December 16, 2014

Streetscape is back on the agenda for tonight’s regular meeting of the Walhalla City Council. The meeting is to be called to order at 5:30 at City Hall. Mayor Danny Edwards says he expects Joe Bryant of Seamon Whiteside is going to tell the meeting that the Department of Transportation approves of Walhalla’s latest plan.…

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Degrees awarded at Southern Wesleyan

December 16, 2014

Graduation is a time to celebrate achievements and to mark an important milestone in life, often as a family. That’s the takeaway from Southern Wesleyan’s December graduation ceremonies in which 262 students received degrees. The graduation speaker, Michael Batchelor of Baptist Easley Hospital, received an honorary doctorate in humane letters. He challenged the graduates to…

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Kitchen fire at Seneca home

December 16, 2014

Fire broke out in the kitchen of a Seneca home during the midnight hour—when the homeowner attempted to cook a meal. Chris Cartee of the Seneca Fire Department says no one was hurt at 504 Overbrook Drive, but the resulting damage has sent the occupant to stay temporarily with other family members. The American Red…

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Graham lands four committee assignments

December 16, 2014

In the new Republican-controlled U-S Senate, Oconee County resident Lindsey Graham has landed four committee assignments for the 114th Congress. Those committees are Armed Services, Appropriations, Judiciary and Budget. Graham said, “These committees will allow South Carolina a voice on policies impacting national security, the budget, and legal issues and provide us the capacity to…

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Clemson official gets statewide post

December 16, 2014

The problem-plagued South Carolina Department of Social Services will draw its next leader from Clemson University. Governor Nikki Haley yesterday announced the appointment of Susan Alford as the next DSS director. Since 2007, Alford has directed the Girls Center at Clemson University’s Youth Learning Institute. Previously, she served in leadership positions with the state Department…

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Accident north of Walhalla

December 15, 2014

A noon hour accident is creating traffic backup on SC 28, just north of Walhalla.  A large vehicle appears to have been involved and motorists, if possible, would be wise to avoid the area of 28/the Highlands Highway in the vicinity of Rocky Knoll Baptist Church.

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Oconee included in Act 98 projects

December 15, 2014

Oconee County bridge construction and road re-surfacing work projects help make for an addition to the 2105 Act 98 Non-Federal Aid Pavement Improvement Program. The statewide program is being increased by an additional $40 million—the result of Act 98 revenues exceeding initial projections. Projects, worth more than $3 milllion dollars, are in the pipeline for…

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Highway Patrol arrests four on drug charges

December 15, 2014

The South Carolina Highway Patrol arrested four men on drug charges over the weekend in Oconee County. The arrests are believed to have been made at exit 3 on the interstate. This morning a magistrate set bonds for each of the four, who remained in detention at the county Law Enforcement Center. The charges filed…

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Clemson supports growth of state agribusiness

December 15, 2014

Clemson University plans to expand its support of startup and existing agribusiness in South Carolina. Clemson President James Clements made the announcement at the recent annual meeting of the South Carolina Farm Bureau. Clements says Clemson also is expanding its research programs to maximize farm profits while reducing environmental impact and continues to align its…

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22 white crosses

December 15, 2014
22 white crosses

 A new public awareness campaign has been initiated in Oconee County by members of the Walhalla Garden Club to draw attention to what is a national problem. Jerry Dyar, county veterans’ affairs officer, says the movement, which originated earlier this year in the Midwest, calls national attention to the fact that 22 veterans daily are…

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  • May 31, 2015 7:00 pmSpring Revival at Flat Shoals Baptist Church
  • June 3, 2015 3:00 pmWestminster Recreation Department Fall Sports Registration
  • June 4, 2015 3:00 pmWestminster Recreation Department Fall Sports Registration
  • June 5, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
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