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Setting the trusses

April 28, 2014

Contractor’s crews are beginning to set the trusses today, as a preliminary step to replace the roof over the fire-damaged Walhalla Presbyterian Church. The church congregants are rebuilding from last year’s fire at the E. Main Street church. General contractor for the project is Mavin Construction of Greenville.  

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Two persons shot in Westminster

April 28, 2014

A day after two people were wounded by gunfire in Westminster, the police are trying to figure out exactly what happened. Chief Dean Awalt says his officers were called late yesterday afternoon to investigate a shooting at 331 Cornelia Avenue and there found two people wounded. According to Awalt, the two were in stable condition,…

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Explosion at Fair Play

April 28, 2014

A stove apparently exploded this morning inside a Fair Play business, and at least one person is believed to have been hurt. The explosion was reported in the restaurant section of a Mobil gas station on Herring Road near I-85. Ambulances and fire trucks are at the scene, although our latest report indicates there is…

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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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Calendar

  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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