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Major Walhalla project slated for spring

February 24, 2014

The replacement of the roof at a fire-damaged Walhalla church will make for a major project this spring in the county seat. The congregation at Walhalla Presbyterian Church has decided it wants to re-build at its long-time location—E. Main and S. Johns Street. An architect and a builder have been hired, and church spokesman Thomas…

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Murder charge dismissed

February 24, 2014

At the pre-trial level, the charge of murder has been dismissed against one of two Oconee defendants. Magistrate Will Derrick has confirmed that, in a preliminary hearing Friday, he threw out the case of murder against Patrick Grant Covone—one of two men charged with the murder of Richard Alan Marszalek in late December. Magistrates hold…

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$2.3M worth of OC resurfacing projects

February 24, 2014

A Greenville road paver is in line for a pair of Oconee County re-surfacing contracts. And once the award of those contracts is official, a DOT engineer says, they will be worth of a total of $2.3 million to Ashmore Brothers. Josh Makison, DOT resident construction engineer, says the projects are re-surfacing of a little…

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Seven charges against Seneca motorist

February 24, 2014

A broken tail light led to an early morning traffic stop in Seneca. And the police wound up charging the driver with seven offenses alleging violation of drug and traffic laws. The police say they stopped the vehicle shortly before 3 a-m Saturday on the 600 block of South Oak Street and placed the driver,…

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Wildfire on SC 183!

February 24, 2014

A fire yesterday afternoon consumed one to two acres of brush and grass along SC 183/the Pickens Highway. Walhalla Fire Department answered the call.  

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Oconee students learn healthy eating habits

February 24, 2014

Elementary school students in Oconee County are learning about the importance of healthy eating. At the same time, they are honing culinary skills, with the help of the school district’s food service supplier, Sodexo. The Oconee district is one of more than 150 districts across the country holding Future Chef events this winter. The local…

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Court time in Oconee this week

February 24, 2014

A circuit court judge from Berkeley County, Rupert Markley Dennis Jr., presides over a term this week of Oconee General Sessions Court in Walhalla. The office of the 10th Circuit Solicitor has prepared a docket of eight cases for trials week. Defendants are charged with grand larceny, shoplifting, and drug offenses.

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Hearing tonight at City Hall

February 24, 2014

A public hearing takes place at 6 tonight at the Seneca City Hall. Before the Board of Architectural Review, Daniel Smith Jr. seeks a certificate of appropriateness at 106 Ramcat Alley.

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All candidates accept forum invitation

February 24, 2014

All eight candidates entered in the 2014 Seneca election have accepted invitations for tonight’s political forum in Seneca. The event, sponsored by the League of the Women Voters of the Clemson Area, takes place 6:30 to 8 o’clock tonight at the Gignilliat Community Center. All Seneca voters are urged to attend to meet the candidates…

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State association recognizes Oconee

February 24, 2014
State association recognizes Oconee

 Oconee County and its sheriff’s office have been recognized for a program in which every certified officer received a tourniquet kit. The recognition came thru the South Carolina Association of Counties Workers Comp Trust, and a formal recognition will be made during the March 18 meeting of the Oconee County Council. An application for the…

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  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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