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Outflows to increase at three dams

July 16, 2013
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Water managers with the Army Corps of Engineers are calling for increased outflows from all three Savannah River dams. Their intent to get rid of water occupying the flood storage levels in three reservoirs. A spokeswoman said, “Our standard operating procedure requires us to evacuate flood storage at Thurmond first, then Russell, then Hartwell last.…

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Five week until school starts

July 16, 2013
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The calendar reads early summer, and many Oconeeans still have not completed their beach vacations. But Dr. Mike Lucas, county superintendent of education, reminded the board of trustees last night that teachers report in four weeks and the first day of classes will be in five weeks. While the public schools remain virtually shut during…

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Church may continue to worship at WHS

July 16, 2013
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The congregation of Golden Corner Church may continue to rent Walhalla High School as a place of worship, even though Oconee School District leadership admitted a failure to follow policy governing the use of facilities after school hours. Dr. Mike Lucas, county superintendent, apologized and accepted the blame last night after the issue was raised…

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Canoe fatality on the Chattooga

July 16, 2013
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The body of a 64-year old man was pulled from the Chattooga River last night about an hour and a half after a canoe apparently tipped over. Coroner Karl Addis says the death of the Madison, Georgia man is suspected drowning. The decedent’s name is to be released today. Meantime, a post-mortem exam has been…

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Tragedy to Clemson family behind new test law

July 15, 2013
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A Clemson couple is gratified by the passage of a state law that requires testing newborns for congenital heart defects. The bill, set to become law in September, was requested by Susan and Jason Smith after the couple lost their first child, Emerson Rose Smith, in 2011 at the age of just two and a…

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Pickup truck rolls over its owner

July 15, 2013
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A driveway accident Friday afternoon proved fatal to a 43-year old man near West Union. Coroner Karl Addis said Jackey Lee Moore was checking a rattling noise beneath his pickup truck when the truck rolled down the driveway at 254 Hidden Springs Farm Drive, pinned him beneath it and the ground. There were no eyewitnesses…

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First of its kind zoning case

July 15, 2013
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A first of its kind zoning case makes it way tomorrow night to the Oconee County Council. The council is being asked to re-zone part of a parcel from residential district to traditional rural district. The entire parcel contains 7.5 acres and is located near Melton Road in the West Union area. It’s the first…

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Flooding closes SC Botanical Garden

July 15, 2013
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No amount of preparation or planning could have spared the S.C. Botanical Garden at Clemson from the recent weeks of rain that resulted in a flood of unprecedented proportions. For the first time in its history, the garden now closed to the public. The incredible amount of rain overwhelmed the Duck Pond and flooded over…

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Mudslide damages Pickens County road

July 15, 2013
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The South Carolina DOT expects that a quarter-mile section of U-S 178 in Pickens County near the North Carolina line will remain closed until early next month while repairs are made. A mudslide damaged part of that mountainous road. An approximate 30-minute detour has been posted in cooperation with the North Carolina DOT. That detour,…

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Mary Wyatt speaks in Walhalla

July 15, 2013
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Walhalla Rotary Club today welcomes Mary Wyatt as its guest speaker. A retired attorney and former editor of the South Carolina Bar Association magazine, Wyatt serves as a member of the board of trustees for the John de la Howe School.

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