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Airport director job re-opened

October 10, 2014

Three individuals have been interviewed, but Oconee County has decided to reopen the application period to be the next director of the Oconee Regional Airport. This time, County Administrator Scott Moulder says, the county will place an add with a professional aeronautics publication that has nationwide subscribers. The county’s task is to replace Kevin Short,…

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Trick or treaters have invitation

October 10, 2014

The police officers and fire fighters in Walhalla are teaming up this year to offer a safe environment for trick or treaters. “Boo in the Bay” will take place at the Walhalla Fire Department on Halloween from 6 to 9 o’clock at the Fire Department. There will no longer be an event at the Walhalla…

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Trade magazine turns to Oconee Sheriff’s officer

October 10, 2014

A national police officers’ magazine, in a June article, turned down to Oconee Sheriff’s Captain Jeff Underwood for comments on a story about the circumstances in which law enforcement officers request back-up. Some cops worry about ridicule from other officers that they might not be considered tough enough. But the subject touches a nerve in…

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Whether stone was compacted properly

October 10, 2014

Part of the focus in yesterday’s questioning of Plateau project manager Shane Hall was the responsibility for failed test asphalt strips to determine if the base for a 600-foot extension of Oconee Airport runway 25 was suitable for paving. For most of the day, Hall sat under cross-examination and answered questions from Stephanie Burton, attorney…

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Trial may run into Oktoberfest weekend

October 10, 2014

At the judge’s request, the jurors in the Oconee Common Pleas trial decided by a poll against a one-half day session of court on Saturday. Judge Lawton McIntosh accepted the jurors’ preference to take tomorrow as a day of rest but warned, if needed, he may extend the trial into Oktoberfest weekend next week. So…

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Testy exchange

October 9, 2014

  Throughout the morning in Common Pleas Court in Walhalla the defense attorney cross-examined the project manager for Plateau Excavation. And some of the exchanges between Stephanie Burton and Plateau’s Shane Hall were testy—especially as Hall tried to explain the varying amounts in claims made of Oconee County to cover the earthmover’s equipment rentals in…

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Congressman pushes energy exploration

October 9, 2014

Congressman Jeff Duncan repeated his view today that offshore energy exploration can help secure America’s energy needs—as well as create jobs and financial benefits for South Carolina. As a member of the Natural Resources Committee, Duncan says he wants to find out what’s out there—referring to the potential for gas deposits in ocean bordering the…

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Duncan favors quarantine

October 9, 2014

The Third District congressman, speaking in Oconee County, called for the quarantine of travelers entering the United States from West Africa, where there is an outbreak of the deadly disease Ebola. At this morning’s business forum of the Oconee Economic Alliance, Jeff Duncan said temperature scanners at major airport, in his opinion, won’t be sufficient…

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Homecoming to be the last for 1965 school

October 9, 2014

Tomorrow’s homecoming at Walhalla High School is to be the last one at the location for the school that opened in 1965. And that’s why the school invites all alumni of the school for tomorrow’s occasion, as the Razorbacks play host to Palmetto High School. Next year the school is to be converted to a…

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Clements to co-chair national committee

October 9, 2014

At the request of U-S Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, Clemson University President James Clements will co-chair the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. It’s a federal advisory committee created as part of the America Competes Act. The committee is charged with identifying and recommending solutions to issues critical to driving the innovation economy.

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Calendar

  • 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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