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Copper theft UPDATE

March 20, 2014
Copper theft UPDATE

 Deputies and investigators are investigating a major copper theft at the construction site for the new Walhalla High, on SC 11 in Picket Post community. The crime occurred sometime between 6 p-m yesterday and 6 this morning. Targeted were storage trailers and their copper wire and tubing. Though no dollar amount was immediately available, Sheriff…

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The haul appears to be significant

March 20, 2014

Thieves helped themselves to what’s being described as significant quantities of copper during the night from the construction site for the new Walhalla High School. They did it, according to a school district official, by breaking into several construction trailers belonging to project contractors. We’re told that sheriff’s officers are on the scene, beginning their…

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What goes into an important government job

March 20, 2014
What goes into an important government job

 Operating and maintaining a dam requires technical aptitude, skills, teamwork—and lots of training. The Army Corps of Engineers provides a rigorous, four-year apprenticeship program that trains college students to work high-demand jobs at hydroelectric plants in the region. The Corps employs mechanics, electricians, operators and other technical experts at three dams on the Savannah River:…

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Two appeals to be heard at City Hall

March 20, 2014

Two appeals are to be heard tonight at Seneca City Hall. The Board of Zoning Appeals will convene two hearings beginning at 6 o’clock. The board is set to hear variance requests from Marshall and Phyllis Buchanan at 710 S. Walnut Street and from Patrick and Pamela Mize at 847 Perkins Creek Road.

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Oconee Citizens Police Academy

March 20, 2014

In every day life, you see a police officer. And many of us have wondered what it would be like to be one. Oconee Sheriff’s Office will give members of the public a chance to experience a day in an officer’s life through a program called “Citizens Police Academy.” Oconeeans may sign up for classes…

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Four in line for CU’s highest alumni award

March 20, 2014

State Senator Thomas Alexander and Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative’s Charles Dalton are among four recipients of the Distinguished Service Award at Clemson University. The Clemson Alumni Association will bestow the honor April 4. Alexander is a member of the Clemson class of 1978 and is being recognized as a long-time public servant who has advocated…

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Fire destroys home near Salem

March 20, 2014

Fire destroyed a home late yesterday afternoon near Salem. Grahl Haney, deputy fire chief for Oconee County, said the fire on Ploma Drive near the Burnt Tanyard Road is under investigation as to its cause and origin. At the time, no one was home.

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Len Talley renominated!

March 19, 2014

Salem resident Len Talley was nominated for a new, three-year term as a member of the board of directors of the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative. The nomination came at a meeting at Blue Ridge’s Oconee headquarters—-a meeting attended by about 80 Oconee Blue Ridge customers. Unopposed, Talley will stand for re-election during the cooperative’s annual…

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Fire probe leads to trespass charge

March 19, 2014

A 19-year old Oconee woman has been charged with trespassing on property where an inadvertent fire burned a boarded up house in Utica community. The Sheriff’s Office today announced the arrest of Kimberly Dawn Sorrow of Leila Road, Westminster, based on a warrant affidavit that alleges Sorrow trespassed at 130 ‘E’ Street February 18—even though…

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Gifted and Talented essay authors

March 19, 2014
Gifted and Talented essay authors

One dozen Walhalla Middle School sixth graders took part in an essay contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The students, members of the school’s Gifted and Talented English Language Arts class, wrote on the theme of “What Patriotism Means to Me.”  The writers are (front row, left to right) Sydney Vickery, Kaylee Quick,…

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  • 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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