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August School Board meetings

August 7, 2014

Because of a light agenda, this month’s two meetings of the Oconee County School Board of Trustees are being combined into one regular meeting on the evening of Monday, August 18—which is the first day for school for the 2014-15 year. Elsewhere, on the trustees August schedule: a planning session at Devil’s Fork State Park…

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Moment of silence for two Walhallans

August 7, 2014

This week’s meeting of Walhalla City Council started with a moment of silence in memory and thoughts of two prominent Walhallans. Mayor Danny Edwards asked the city council and those in the audience to remember long-time merchant Bill McLees, who died Tuesday at his apartment home on E. Main Street downtown. And the mayor asked…

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Hiring event next week in Seneca

August 7, 2014

A South Carolina Works Worklink hiring event takes place next week in Seneca. Employers will be on hand to greet job-seekers from 9 a-m to noon Friday, August 15 at the Gignilliat Community Center. Among those employers who will have representatives there are Borg Warner, KBR (hiring for BASF), HTI, Loving Health Care Inc., Phillips…

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Plane at Oconee Regional termed “nuisance”

August 6, 2014

A judge today gave a North Carolina man seven days to have an airplane moved from where it sits at the Oconee Regional Airport. Common Pleas Judge Lawton McIntosh acted at the request of an attorney for Oconee County. That attorney, Douglas Gray, called the Helio Stallion airplane a nuisance and said its presence on…

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Name changes at Oconee Medical Center

August 6, 2014

“We will be announcing the names of all of the parts of our organization in a week or so.” That’s the reply this morning from an Oconee Medical Center official to the question of whether OMC, as part of the affiliation with Greenville Health System, will revert to its former name—Oconee Memorial Hospital. Hunter Kome,…

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Second arrest in theft at doctor’s office

August 6, 2014

A second arrest has been reported in the theft of credit cards last year from a doctor’s office in Seneca. Law enforcement records show the arrest last night of Brandi Danielle Mauldin. The 18-year old Salem resident is charged with three offenses of criminally receiving goods as part of 11-month investigation of the theft of…

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Enhancing Walhalla tourist stop

August 6, 2014

Walhalla leaders say they are pleased with the numbers of visitors they are seeing at Stumphouse Tunnel Park north of the city, although only about one-third of those visitors to the historic attraction are filling the envelopes with park admission fees. Councilman David Underwood announced last night that Walhalla is considering an RV pad from…

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Water plant project proceeding

August 6, 2014

The project to tap Lake Keowee as Walhalla’s new source for drinking water is proceeding smoothly, in the estimation of the city’s utilities superintendent. Scott Parris told the mayor and council last night that he has visited North Carolina water plants—the type of which Walhalla is considering. He also reported Duke Energy’s willingness to assist…

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New restaurant delayed

August 6, 2014

Plans for a new restaurant on Walhalla’s Main Street have been delayed—in part due to confusion over all of the requirements the restaurant must first meet. When David McMahon said he only found out recently that he was required to see the city about a grease trap, he was issued an apology from the mayor…

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Fire damages Walhalla garbage truck

August 6, 2014

Fire yesterday morning damaged Walhalla’s residential garbage truck. James Moore, public works director, told the mayor and council the damage was confined to the wiring of the truck and it’s a mystery as to why the truck caught fire.

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Calendar

  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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