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Traffic accident near West Union

October 14, 2014

A traffic accident this hour near West Union.  State troopers report injuries are involved in an accident at or near highway 28 and the West Union Road–not far from the Poplar Springs Road bridge.

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Clemson University recreation to be enhanced

October 14, 2014

Clemson University has received a $2.4 million gift to support student recreation areas and programs from David and Lynette Snow of Darien, Connecticut. The university’s outdoor recreation area on highway 93 in Oconee County will be named the Snow Family Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Center. The university owns 20 thousand acres to the north and…

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House-building project starts tomorrow

October 14, 2014

During the 10 days leading to the Homecoming game, Clemson University’s Habitat for Humanity chapter will bring together more than 500 students for its annual house-build on Bowman Field. Chapter members encourage everyone to participate in the build that begins tomorrow and continues until October 24. No experience is required. Students will be taught how…

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Separate drug arrests Sunday

October 14, 2014

The Oconee Sheriff’s Office arrested an Anderson County woman and an Athens, Georgia man on drug trafficking charges in separate Sunday incidents in the county. The Sheriff’s Office identified 34-year old Belton resident Tabitha Ann Hammond and 57-year old Athens resident Timothy Charles Pinkham of having been booked into the Oconee Detention Center. Hammond was…

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New arrests in drug sweep

October 14, 2014

Three more arrests have been reported in the latest drug sweep by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office. The seventh edition of “Operation Infinity” started September 25. The latest arrests occurred between midnight Thursday, October 2 and midnight Sunday, October 12. One of the three arrested, Lyndsay Rebecca Eades, 21-year old of Safety Harbor Road, West Union,…

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“Y” pitch to be made today

October 14, 2014

At their meeting today, Westminster Rotary will hear from Christle Ross, executive director of the Foothills YMCA. The construction of an indoor aquatic center is one of the projects contained in next month’s one-cent local sales tax referendum.

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Political signs put up one day, stolen the next

October 13, 2014

Maxie Duke of Walhalla has been a Democrat for nearly 59 years—the same period of time that she has lived on N. Katherine Street.  On Friday afternoon, she posted on her property three signs promoting the candidacies next month of Democratic candidates.  By the next morning, those signs were gone.  Duke suspects someone entered her…

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Defendant: “I got set up”

October 13, 2014

A GreenvilleCounty inmate pleaded guilty today in Oconee to criminal charges related to car theft in Rabun County, Georgia.  George Cleveland III is serving a six-year term in Greenville for charges similar to the charges that brought him today to an OconeeCounty courtroom.  Cleveland today pleaded guilty to receiving or selling vehicle with falsified vehicle…

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Moulder back on the stand

October 13, 2014

Scott Moulder is back on the witness stand—this time as a witness for defendant Oconee County. After the plaintiff in the airport runway trial rested, Oconee County began its defense of the damages in excess of $1 million sought by Plateau Excavation, the project general contractor. And the county called County Administrator Moulder as its…

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Point-counterpoint on 1% referendum

October 13, 2014

Brad Norton and Ward Fetrow both live near Salem. But these Tamassee community neighbors share differing views on how their fellow Oconee County residents should vote next month on adding a penny to the local sales tax. Norton favors a one-cent addition to pay for a list of betterment projects countywide. Fetrow does not take…

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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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