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Budget time in West Union

April 8, 2014

West Union leaders are primed to act tonight on a new town budget. Proposed for 2014-15 is a budget for utilities and general town operations amounting to $472 thousand, 472 dollars—a small increase over the current year. Preceding tonight’s vote by the town council will be a public hearing on the budget. It’s all part…

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Chamber awards dinner next month

April 8, 2014

As many as seven awards will be announced next month during the annual meeting and business awards dinner for the Greater Oconee Chamber of Commerce. The chamber is asking its membership to nominate business leaders worthy of such awards as Business Innovator, Green Business, Small Business of the Year, and Best Place to Work. The…

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CU names 15 National Scholars for 2014

April 8, 2014

The National Scholars Program at Clemson University has named 15 National Scholars for 2014. The list includes one student who comes to Clemson from nearby Daniel High School. Sarah Waldvogel, an accomplished musician, is a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist who plans to major in genetics. Sarah and the other nine women and five men who…

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Newry man charged with impersonating a police officer

April 8, 2014

A 32-year old Newry man has been charged with impersonating a police officer in Seneca. The Seneca police say they found a man asleep in a car parked at a restaurant at 5 o’clock Thursday morning last week. The police found the man in need of medical attention and arranged for him to be sent…

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Rain event in excess of 3″

April 8, 2014

The Sunday night through Monday rain event deposited in excess of three inches of rain in Walhalla. At one point late yesterday afternoon, the official count stood at 3.19”. We’ll await Weather Observer Barbara Wilson’s new total this morning. A motor vehicle left the road about 9:30 last night and knocked down an electric power…

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Death claims January accident victim

April 8, 2014

A West Union woman, injured in a traffic accident last winter, died yesterday at the Cottingham House near Seneca. Coroner Karl Addis said Barbara Timms was 57 years old and died of complications of injuries in a motor vehicle collision three months prior, on January 10. The accident occurred on the Old Walhalla Highway at…

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Interdiction on I-85 and SC 11

April 7, 2014

West Union was the start point last week for an interdiction that focused on law breakers on I-85 and South Carolina Scenic Highway 11. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office enlisted the help of the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office and the West Union Police. The law enforcement officers looked for those violating drug and weapon laws, along…

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Ruling ahead in ex-teacher’s lawsuit

April 7, 2014

Circuit Court Judge Cordell Maddox told attorneys today they can expect a ruling on whether a former teacher’s lawsuit may go forward in the Oconee Common Pleas Court. Former R-C Edwards Junior High teacher Mariam Noorai’s allegations of harassment, defamation and conspiracy are contained in what now is a three-year old lawsuit against the Pickens…

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Officers to be elected this week

April 7, 2014

In a meeting this week, the Oconee Arts and Historical Commission will elect officers and review by-laws. The commissioners meet at 4 o’clock Thursday afternoon at the Oconee Heritage Center in Walhalla.

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Subcommittee studies Bill Sandifer legislation

April 7, 2014

An Oconee state lawmaker is hopeful that there’s an enticement the state can offer to increase the numbers of physicians and other medical care workers who donate service to the state’s free medical clinics. Oconee’s Rosa Clark Medical Clinic, in Seneca, is considered a model for free clinics, but needs more medical professionals to volunteer.…

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Calendar

  • December 20, 2014 6:00 pmMountain Rest Community Club's Monthly Meeting
  • December 20, 2014 7:00 pm35th Old Fashion Christmas Pageant
  • December 21, 2014 10:30 amWelcome Wesleyan Church Holiday Meal Giveaway
  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
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