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Westminster “vision” meeting draws large crowd

March 13, 2015

Westminster is losing population. It’s a city with an increasing rate of empty houses. And some of those who care the most about the city fear that, in 20 years, Oconee’s third largest town could become a ghost town. Twenty years into the future was key last night as all seats filled in the Westminster…

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Body in lake was missing kayaker

March 13, 2015

The body of a man pulled from Lake Hartwell last Sunday has been positively identified as that of a missing kayaker from West Union. WLHR Radio quotes a Georgia DNR officer as saying an autopsy confirms the body was that of Brady Hamby. He had taken his kayak into the lake February 11 from Hartwell…

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Pitch made for countywide hospitality tax

March 13, 2015

For the good of Oconee’s tourism and the like, a county leader proposes a countywide 2% hospitality tax—identical to the tax now charged by Oconee’s three largest municipalities. Ken Sloan, director of the Mountain Lakes Conventions Visitors Bureau, made his pitch yesterday at the business forum of the Oconee Economic Alliance. As late three hours…

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Duncan says Biden “misinformed”

March 12, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden spoke out against Republican senators whose actions, he said, undermine President Obama’s negotiations with Iran for a nuclear weapons deal. The Associated Press quoted Biden as saying, “I cannot recall another instance in which senators wrote directly to advise another country — much less a longtime foreign adversary —- that the…

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Who had this year’s best tornado poster?

March 12, 2015
Who had this year’s best tornado poster?

 Adrianna Lione’s winner poster is practically as tall as she is. The second grader at Walhalla Elementary received a cash award of $45 dollars and a weather alert radio for her poster judged the best of those submitted in the annual tornado safety poster contest. That contest is sponsored by Oconee Emergency Services to draw…

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Flu strain deadly to poultry

March 12, 2015

South Carolina officials are requesting the public to keep an eye out for a strain of avian flu that has been identified in seven states and is potentially deadly to poultry. Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, so far, has been identified in backyard and commercial poultry flocks, wild ducks and geese from Oregon to Arkansas. While…

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Basic training is completed

March 12, 2015

Army Private Jordan Lunsford has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson. He’s the son of Becky and Jeff Lunsford of Seneca and a 2014 graduate of Walhalla High School.

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Something will be done about ISIS, says Duncan

March 12, 2015

Congress will do something to try to stop the growing threat of ISIS in the Middle East, but South Carolina’s Third District representative predicts it will be short of a declaration of war. At the Seneca Rotary Club today, Congressman Jeff Duncan said there will be an agreement to authorize a military force, but it…

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Storage building fire

March 12, 2015

Near Walhalla today, fire burned a small storage building on the property of a trailer home that caught fire last year. Fire fighters from Walhalla, West Union and Westminster responded.

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Greenwood man wanted in Oconee homicide case

March 12, 2015
Greenwood man wanted in Oconee homicide case

A Greenwood man is being sought today on several charges, including murder, in last weekend’s homicide near Seneca, at Sonny’s Bar and Grill. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office this afternoon identified its suspect as Dw’Ntraquis Rashaad Campbell, who has been charged with the murder of Anthony Letron Holden of Seneca. Campbell also has been charged with…

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Calendar

  • March 29, 2015 6:00 pmWalhalla First Baptist Church's Singing
  • March 31, 2015 7:00 pmLifetree Cafe
  • April 10, 2015 8:00 amShiloh Baptist Church HUGE Indoor Yard Sale and Hot Dog Sale
  • April 11, 2015 8:00 amBoys Scout Troop 120 Benefit Breakfast
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