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Dexter: Oconee County shortchanged by state

April 19, 2014

Whether you are an Oconee Republican, a Democrat, or an Independent, Reg Dexter says you should be concerned that South Carolina fails to fully fund the Local Government Fund. Dexter, the District Five Oconee County councilman, conceded Saturday that most people probably don’t know about the Local Government Fund or understand its importance. The County…

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Plant evacuated after suspected ammonia leak

April 17, 2014

Responders say an Oconee manufacturing plant temporarily evacuated its workers today after a suspected ammonia leak. The scene was the Greenfield Industries manufacturing plant on U-S 123 between Seneca and Clemson. Chief Mike Zambito of the Corinth-Shiloh Fire Department said some workers who complained of irritated eyes were examined by medics. Responders were alerted around…

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Libraries closed Easter weekend

April 17, 2014

After the close of business today, Oconee public libraries will remain closed through the weekend. The libraries are closed tomorrow for system-wide staff training. They’ll remain closed Saturday and Sunday for Easter,

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Economic development brewing at Clemson?

April 17, 2014

At their meeting next week, Clemson City Council members are to receive a report from Mayor J-C Cook and representatives of Pacolet-Milliken Enterprises about a joint venture for an economic development initiative. Clemson City Council meets at 7:30 Monday night at City Hall.

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Congressman wants to hear from you!

April 17, 2014

Congressman Jeff Duncan wants to hear from his constituents, especially those from Oconee County. The 3rd District Republican has scheduled a listening session in Seneca. It’ll take 8:45 to 10 o’clock Saturday morning, May 3 at Jimmy’s Restaurant. Everyone is invited.

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Easter weekend travelers and those gas prices

April 17, 2014

If you drive in South Carolina, you probably don’t need to be told that gasoline prices, since Christmas, have climbed 35.9 cents a gallon. Even though Easter is a typical stay-at-home holiday, Easter gas prices always serve as a pre-cursor to higher prices beginning May 1. The motor club AAA Carolinas says May 1 is…

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Judicial candidate Sprpuse “complaint-free”

April 17, 2014

According to the South Carolina Judicial Merit Selection Commission, the period in which to file a complaint against Seneca attorney Scott Sprouse passed Monday—without any complaints filed. As the only candidate for Circuit Court, Tenth Circuit, Seat Two, Sprouse is on the road toward confirmation. He and the other hopefuls for judgeships across the state…

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What the Walhalla Pool will offer

April 17, 2014

Memorial Day weekend—Saturday, May 24-Monday, May 26—remains as the projected date for the opening of the Walhalla Municipal Swimming Pool. In an arrangement approved by the city, the Foothills YMCA will operate the pool, which was brought back to working order late last summer. Daryl Broome, the “Y” director, said the pool will offer daily…

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CU professor a ‘Champion of Change’

April 17, 2014

The White House honored Clemson professor Rajendra Singh today as a “Champion of Change” for his efforts to promote and expand solar deployment in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors. Singh, director of Clemson’s Center of Silicon Nanoelectronics, is considered a local hero leading the charge across the country to create jobs and economic opportunity…

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Walhalla’s next step toward water upgrades

April 17, 2014

Now that Walhalla has property for which it can plan for a raw water intake at Lake Keowee, what’s the city’s next ste? We spoke yesterday to Scott Parris, Walhalla utilities director. “Next is looking at the options for the overall project to see which will be most economical,” Parris said. Those options take the…

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  • October 31, 2014Faith Baptist Church's Fall Festival
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmWalhalla High Cheerleader Candy Giveaway
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmBoo in the Bay
  • November 1, 2014Walhalla's Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
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