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Herschel Walker brings talent show to Toccoa

February 17, 2014

Former football star and now businessman Herschel Walker late one night googled talent videos, and it occurred to him that the performers receive no monetary support even though their submissions get plenty of hits on the computer. That gave Walker an idea to showcase talent from some of America’s smallest towns—such as Toccoa in his…

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UPDATE: Pickup strikes home

February 17, 2014

A pickup went out of control struck a Walhalla home, a trash can, and wound up on top of a concrete retaining wall that separates the house from a neighboring home. No one was hurt, but the police say the damage estimate at 13 Ballenger Street is $9,500. Chief Ronald Wilbanks says a blue Ford…

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Tech student places first

February 17, 2014

A Tri-County Technical College sophomore placed first in the Persuasive Speaking Category in this year’s competition of the South Carolina Speech and Theatre Association. Samantha Crowl of Central, criminal justice major, took the highest honor, placing first in the Persuasive Speaking category. Tech was represented by two students in the competition. Besides Crowl, freshman transfer…

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Car strikes Walhalla home

February 17, 2014

A car struck a Walhalla home early today. The Fire Department reports the accident occurred about 4 o’clock this morning on Ballenger Street. No one injured and damage to the home was described as light.  

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Students back today!

February 17, 2014

Oconee public schools are back at regular time this morning—after having lost four full days last week to the ice and snow. The school board of trustees will turn its attention tonight to its options for make-up days, although there’s a bill in Columbia to give school districts the authority to forgive some of the…

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Where’s your return?

February 17, 2014

At least until the snow and ice hit last week, the South Carolina Department of Revenue had been in what was described as “full production and processing individual income tax returns.” By Monday last week, the DOR reported the following: a total of 261,704 returns processed. Nearly 25 thousand of those were paper returns. Some…

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Seneca Planning Commission in action tonight

February 17, 2014

Zoning actions are front and center for tonight’s meeting of the Seneca Planning Commission. The commissioners will hear requests to zone properties on Wells Highway, E. N. 1st Street, Abbott Street, and Millie Lane and Abbott Street. The hearings begin at 6 at City Hall.

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President’s Day observance

February 17, 2014

The office of the Oconee Chamber of Commerce at Seneca is closed today on President’s Day. And, on this day to honor U-S presidents, a U-S senator pays a call to Walhalla. Senator Lindsey Graham makes an appearance during today’s meeting of the Walhalla Rotary Club. Graham is a dues-paying member of the club.

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No damage or life safety concerns

February 17, 2014

South Carolina DOT reports all bridge inspections conducted in the earthquake area are complete and no damage or life safety concerns were discovered. DOT bridge personnel began their inspections at daybreak Saturday—the morning  following the 4.1 shake which many residents of our area felt and heard.      

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Seismic event UPDATE

February 15, 2014

As result of the seismic event late last night, bridge inspectors and other engineering personnel are checking U-S 123 at Lake Hartwell, U-S 76 at the Chattooga River, and U-S 29 at the Savannah River below the Lake Hartwell Dam. Last night’s seismic event at 10:23 p-m occurred with the epicenter seven miles west/northwest of…

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Calendar

  • August 22, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 22, 2014 8:15 pmTown of West Union's Movie Night in the Park
  • August 23, 2014 11:00 amTaylor-Neal Reunion
  • August 23, 2014 11:00 amBBQ & Bluegrass
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