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Marvin Wilbanks

June 30, 2015

Marvin Wilbanks, 78, of 730 Chattooga Ridge Road, Mountain Rest died Monday at his home.  He was the husband of Mary Frances Blackwell Wilbanks.  He was an apple grower.  The funeral will be 11 a-m Thursday at Belmont Baptist Church; the burial in the church cemetery.  The family receives freinds from 10-11 a-m prior to…

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Law enforcement presence at popular outdoor spot

June 30, 2015

Oconee County deputies, by design, are spending a lot of time this summer at Fall Creek Landing on Lake Keowee.  In the estimation of Sheriff Mike Crenshaw, the officers’ presence there is needed because of increasing numbers of complaints.  Fall Creek is one of Oconee’s more populated warm weather attractions.  Unfortunately, according to Crenshaw, it…

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Bank announces new marketing coordinator

June 30, 2015

Blue Ridge Bank has hired a new marketing coordinator.  Holleigh Evans has been tasked with developing and implementing the bank’s overall marketing plan.  She has a background in marketing that dates back to her college days.  Most recently, Evans worked for the Oconee Economic Alliance.

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City Council to hold work session

June 30, 2015

Walhallans interested in where their city is headed are invited to attend a meeting next month at City Hall.  The July City Council meeting is being formatted as a work session to hear a presentation and branding strategy created for the County Seat, and the public is encouraged to attend.  The workshop takes place 5:30…

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Trial docket set for July term

June 30, 2015

The case of a Seneca woman who is alleged to have de-frauded the South Carolina Lottery in 2012 is listed at the top of the docket for General Sessions Court next month in Walhalla.  According to the office of the 10th Circuit Solicitor, Stephanie Oprandi is charged with defrauding the state lottery and breach of…

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Shirley Hawkins

June 30, 2015

Shirley Jane Cox Hawkins, 63, of 430 Hawks Hollow Road, Westminster died Saturday.  She was the widow of Larry Lamar Hawkins.  The funeral will be 11 a-m Wednesday at Sunnyside Baptist Church.  A private family burial will follow.  The family receives friends from 6-8 p-m Tuesday at Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family is at the…

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Salem’s new budgets are final!

June 30, 2015

Salem gave birth to new budgets to allow the town to operate in the government year which begins tomorrow, July 1.  The budgets were made final during second reading at a special meeting last night at the Town Hall.  The general budget amounts to more than $645 thousand and includes a cost of living adjustment…

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Trustees want the flag removed

June 29, 2015

The trustees at Clemson University are the latest to call for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the State House grounds.  At a meeting today, they passed a resolution calling for the removal.  The Clemson Board of Trustees in 1999 passed a similar resolution.  Today’s action follows a vigil at the university that…

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Thru a field, and then onto the Falcon’s Lair Golf Course

June 29, 2015

An incident that originated yesterday afternoon in West Union spread to a nearby golf course and resulted in the arrest of a man who drove a truck onto the 8th fairway, got out, and ran.  He finally gave up, and Falcon’s Lair golfers were treated to the unusual site of a man being handcuffed on…

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Walhalla to get a Zaxby’s

June 29, 2015

A deal that closed this afternoon guarantees that Walhalla will have a Zaxby’s—a restaurant that specializes in chicken dishes.  Realtor John Powell said the deal that closed at 1 o’clock conveys one acre of property from the Moore Brothers to Michael Thorton, an operator of Zaxby restaurants in Pickens and in Georgia.  The property is…

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  • July 3, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • July 5, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
  • July 6, 2015 9:00 amWest-Oak Young Warriors Basketball Skills Camp
  • July 10, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
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