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Duke official in Walhalla for meeting

April 28, 2014

Duke Energy and Walhalla representatives are to hold talks this morning on burying electric power lines, as part of the city’s planned Streetscape project. Mayor Danny Edwards says it’s to be a meeting involving Duke officials, Walhalla utilities superintendent Scott Parris, and a representative of the city’s landscape engineer company.  

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Special school board meeting

April 28, 2014

Dr. Michael Thorsland has been named interim superintendent of education for the Oconee public school district, in the aftermath of the retirement announcement of Dr. Michael Lucas. The Lucas retirement is timed for this Friday. In the meantime, however, there is the matter of a “letter of agreement” for the interim superintendent. And that letter…

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Fiber artist teaches Walhalla students

April 28, 2014
Fiber artist teaches Walhalla students

Sixth and seventh grade art students at Walhalla Middle School are learning how to weave pouches and tapestry squares. Their instructor is fiber artist Connie Lippert, who is teaching at the school as an artist-in-residence.  

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New signs posted at Stumphouse Tunnel Park

April 28, 2014

New signs have been posted at Stumphouse Tunnel near Walhalla, and they are designed to make visits to the historic attraction easier and safer. The signs are the work of the Blue Ridge Historic Trail Committee and the South Carolina DNR. The way-finding signs point the visitors along the approaches to the Middle and Saddle…

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Phone caller is an imposter

April 28, 2014

A phone caller falsely posing as a health department worker has drawn the attention of state government. The caller is said to be seeking private information and contacts South Carolinians about recent surgeries, saying they may be eligible for a re-imbursement. But the state Department of Health and Environmental Control says the caller is an…

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County library leaders pin hopes on voters

April 28, 2014

Library leaders at opposite ends of South Carolina will look to the voters in their counties for the go ahead to renovate and modernize. Oconee and Charleston library officials will bank on favorable referendum votes during the November General Election. Oconee wants to build new libraries and renovate others with the help of a one…

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For low income Oconee families, an urgent need

April 28, 2014

Oconeeans are being asked to help needy families in their community meet what’s considered an urgent and important need. You can help by donating diapers and wipes the week of May 5. Oconee families screened by the United Way for Medicaid eligibility receive one package a month unless there is an extreme health need. But…

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Trustees to consider property deal

April 28, 2014

School trustees in Anderson District Four will consider the purchase of a 9.6 acre parcel of property adjacent to Pendleton High School. A meeting of the board has been called for tomorrow morning at district headquarters.

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Judicial candidate has business in Columbia

April 28, 2014

Walhalla resident and Seneca attorney Scott Sprouse is the only candidate for the Tenth Circuit Seat Two judgeship. And he’ll find himself in Columbia today for a hearing before the state Judicial Merit Selection Commission. The hearing will delve into Sprouse’s qualifications to succeed Alex Macaulay who is scheduled for retirement December 31.

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Operation Infinity new roundup

April 23, 2014

By 3 this afternoon, 10 people sought in the Oconee Sheriff’s Office latest “Operation Infinity” had been arrested. Four of those 10 were already jailed for unrelated charges. Ten other people were being sought. This drug roundup makes five since Sheriff Crenshaw took office last year. The charges being alleged are a variety from the…

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Calendar

  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
  • October 26, 2014 4:00 pmReturn Baptist Church's Community Wide Trunk or Treat Fall Festival
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