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Prisoner charged with assaulting fellow inmate

December 5, 2013

Walhalla Police Chief Ronald Wilbanks has announced an Oconee jail inmate has been charged with attempted murder in the assault this week of a second inmate. Wilbanks says a warrant signed by police officer Paul Harris and issued by Judge Scott Sprouse was served on Millard Jerome Strickland Jr. today at the detention center in…

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Oconee to be served by nurse-family partners

December 5, 2013

Oconee County will become the 20th South Carolina county to be served by a nurse family partnership. The announcement came during a news conference today at the United Way in Seneca and was made by Marie Dunnam, executive director of Oconee First Steps. The partnership will send specially-trained nurses into the homes of pregnant women…

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Open house on, in spite of bad weather

December 5, 2013

Rain or shine, this evening’s open house at the Westminster Fire Station will be held–even with tonight’s parade called off. You’re invited to meet city and county emergency workers and bring the kids so Santa Claus can check his list a second time.

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Part of Seneca road blocked

December 5, 2013

Part of Seneca’s Radio Station Road was closed today after two utility poles broke and the lines fell onto a semi-truck about to make a delivery to the business Print It.  This morning’s accident forced Seneca’s WSNW off the air.  The radio station hopes to be back broadcasting this afternoon.

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Utility line falls on large truck

December 5, 2013

The police are on the scene in Seneca, where a utility line has fallen on a large truck on the Radio Station Road in front of Print It and next door to Mauldin’s Apothecary. No one appears to have been injured.

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Parade is a rain out!

December 5, 2013

Tonight’s Westminster parade has been called off. Sandra Powell of the Chamber of Commerce has announced the make-up date will be 4:30 p-m Friday, December 13.

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Woman seen running near home burglary

December 5, 2013

A wildlife officer saw a woman last summer running behind a home near Westminster. It turned out that a burglary had occurred at that Edgewater Drive home near the Cobb Bridge Road. Late last night sheriff’s officers brought burglary and larceny charges against Ashley Brooke Sanders of Forest Drive, Seneca. Sheriff’s reports identify the 31-year…

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Scientists rekindle beef bloodline

December 5, 2013

The sale this fall of a $25 thousand bull to a Texas ranch is more than just bragging rights for the Clemson Extension Service. It’s a step to rebuild a herd of Herefords that once provided a research and teaching platform for improving cattle genetics on South Carolina farms. The bull on its way to…

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Breakthrough celebrated at Tech breakfast

December 5, 2013

The revamped South Carolina Manufacturing Certification program is being unveiled at a breakfast this morning at Tri-County Technical College. Tech calls it a quick, yet comprehensive training route for individuals who seek to enhance their skills and secure full-time employment as operators in manufacturing. State funding is allowing Tech to enroll individuals in the program…

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Gym space needed

December 5, 2013

At the Walhalla Recreation Department, John Galbreath could use some more gymnasium space. The reason given by the Walhalla recreation director this week to the mayor and city council? The Walhalla department this year is sponsoring 31 basketball teams.

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  • September 20, 2014John W. Gibson Reunion
  • September 20, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale Fundraiser
  • September 20, 2014 8:00 amGolf Tournament to Benefit Juvenal Diabetes Research in Honor of Page Holcombe
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