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SC returns to normal operations

January 30, 2014

South Carolina has begun to return to normal as agencies scale back operations related to the severe winter storm that began Tuesday. Governor Haley rescinded the emergency order, which means state and county emergency management offices are now back to normal, daily operations. Today state and county government officers either delayed opening or resumed normal…

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Witnesses testify

January 30, 2014

Delayed by snow, an Oconee County trial has resumed in Walhalla. Witnesses for the prosecution were on the stand late this morning in South Carolina versus Jessie Wayne Davis. The 22-year old Oconeean went to trial Tuesday, charged with multiple offenses alleging sexual misconduct with two girls—8 and 11 years old. Testifying today were an…

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Chamber makes presentation tonight

January 30, 2014

If you’ve ever wondered about the value of a local chamber of commerce, you can find out tonight in Walhalla. The Walhalla area chamber will host a “Who We Are and What We Do” at 6:15 tonight at the Walhalla Civic Auditorium. There’ll be an update from the city, along with word on a proposed…

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Mayor talks Streetscape

January 30, 2014

To the naked eye, little has been evident to show that Walhalla Streetscape is going to be a reality in 2014. But Mayor Danny Edwards does not rule out the possibility that the project can be done in time for this year’s Oktoberfest. In recent weeks, the contractor and the landscape engineers have been seen…

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Scott calls for an up-or-down vote

January 30, 2014

U-S Senator Tim Scott wants Washington to act on the SKILLS legislation that would reform the government’s workforce development and training programs. After President Obama declared support for high-quality workforce training during this week’s State of the Union address, Republican Scott called on the President and Democratic Senate leaders to seek an up-or-down vote on…

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Gantt documentary to be broadcast nationwide

January 30, 2014
Gantt documentary to be broadcast nationwide

A documentary chronicling the journey of the South Carolinian who became Clemson University’s first African-American student will be broadcast nationwide in February, Black History Month. South Carolina ETV, an affiliate of the National Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), will broadcast “The Education of Harvey Gantt” beginning Tuesday, February 4 on stations covering 72% of U-S television…

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Three to make a pitch!

January 30, 2014

Members of Oconee’s Capital Project Sales Tax Commission are to open their eyes and ears tonight for three more presentations from organizations lining up to qualify for a one-cent local sales tax. Making their pitches tonight to be part of this year’s ballot question are the Museum of Cherokee Annex, the Oconee 9-11 Memorial, and…

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Attorney to declare for office

January 30, 2014

An attorney in Seneca makes an announcement tomorrow that he’ll be a candidate for this year’s special election to fill a vacancy on the Oconee County Council. Paul Cain plans to make his announcement of candidacy at his office tomorrow morning. He’ll seek to succeed the late Archie Barron, who represented District Three.

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Most roads are dry

January 30, 2014

Most South Carolina roads are dry this morning, but the DOT cautions the driving public that secondary roads are still covered with snow or ice, as temperatures fell below freezing for the entire state. Travel on secondary roads is liable to be treacherous in sections and is not recommended unless absolutely necessary. Charleston’s Ravenel Bridge…

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Getting back to normal, sort of

January 30, 2014

Oconee County public schools are closed for a second full day. Dr. Mike Lucas, superintendent, says, “Because of conditions in the more rural areas/elevations of the district, schools will remain closed on Thursday, January 30 in Oconee County.” Oconee County offices and services, including the convenience centers, will open at 10:30 this morning. That’s the…

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Calendar

  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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