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Candidate qualifies and is nominated

April 29, 2014

The state’s Judicial Merit Selection Commission has deemed attorney Scott Sprouse of Walhalla qualified to move into Seat Two, Tenth Circuit Judge, serving Oconee and Anderson counties. The commission yesterday gave Sprouse a unanimous vote as it nominated him to run in a May 28 election by the state legislature. He’ll go into that election…

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State police probe potential voting irregularities

April 29, 2014

At Seneca’s request, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division has begun investigating whether as many as four people voted illegally in last month’s city election. The election that decided four city council seats is in the books and its results have been certified. But Greg Dietterick, city administrator, says there’s a larger principle involved. And…

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“Significant fire in the building”

April 28, 2014

An explosive fire at Fair Play today damaged a restaurant and left one employee with apparent serious burns. Charlie King, the Oconee fire chief, says the first set of Fair Play fire fighters to arrive at I-85, Exit 4 found significant fire inside the Bootland Restaurant and an injured female employee in the parking lot.…

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Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy grateful to lawmakers

April 28, 2014

Three South Carolina state lawmakers, two of them from Oconee and Pickens, are receiving recognition from the omstate Campaign to Prevent Teenage Pregnancy. During a legislative day at the statehouse, Representative B-R Skelton of Pickens County will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award to recognize his promotion of the health and well-being of SC teenagers. The…

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Setting the trusses

April 28, 2014

Contractor’s crews are beginning to set the trusses today, as a preliminary step to replace the roof over the fire-damaged Walhalla Presbyterian Church. The church congregants are rebuilding from last year’s fire at the E. Main Street church. General contractor for the project is Mavin Construction of Greenville.  

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Two persons shot in Westminster

April 28, 2014

A day after two people were wounded by gunfire in Westminster, the police are trying to figure out exactly what happened. Chief Dean Awalt says his officers were called late yesterday afternoon to investigate a shooting at 331 Cornelia Avenue and there found two people wounded. According to Awalt, the two were in stable condition,…

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Explosion at Fair Play

April 28, 2014

A stove apparently exploded this morning inside a Fair Play business, and at least one person is believed to have been hurt. The explosion was reported in the restaurant section of a Mobil gas station on Herring Road near I-85. Ambulances and fire trucks are at the scene, although our latest report indicates there is…

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Duke official in Walhalla for meeting

April 28, 2014

Duke Energy and Walhalla representatives are to hold talks this morning on burying electric power lines, as part of the city’s planned Streetscape project. Mayor Danny Edwards says it’s to be a meeting involving Duke officials, Walhalla utilities superintendent Scott Parris, and a representative of the city’s landscape engineer company.  

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Special school board meeting

April 28, 2014

Dr. Michael Thorsland has been named interim superintendent of education for the Oconee public school district, in the aftermath of the retirement announcement of Dr. Michael Lucas. The Lucas retirement is timed for this Friday. In the meantime, however, there is the matter of a “letter of agreement” for the interim superintendent. And that letter…

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Fiber artist teaches Walhalla students

April 28, 2014
Fiber artist teaches Walhalla students

Sixth and seventh grade art students at Walhalla Middle School are learning how to weave pouches and tapestry squares. Their instructor is fiber artist Connie Lippert, who is teaching at the school as an artist-in-residence.  

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Calendar

  • January 25, 2015Bethel Baptist Church
  • January 25, 2015 7:00 pmSinging at Flat Shoals Baptist Church
  • January 30, 2015Walhalla Civic Auditorium Presents Southern Fried Nuptials
  • February 1, 2015 10:00 amShellem Cline at Bethel Baptist Church Singing
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