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Restoring America’s chestnut tree

October 31, 2013

Walhalla is a city with a Chestnut Street. But, like other parts of the eastern U-S, Walhalla has no chestnut trees. Until a blight wiped out the trees by the 1950s, the American chestnut populated eastern U-S forests and served as a food source for both animals and people. The U-S Forest Service believes it…

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Ron Rash returns to Tech for reading

October 31, 2013

Ron Rash says he’s looking forward to connecting with former colleagues and students when he visits Tri-County Technical College next week for a book reading. Until 2003, Rash taught English at Tech. He’s now known as an award-winning poet and novelist whose novel, “Serena”, has been made into a major motion picture to be released…

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Cars collide under Seneca traffic lights

October 31, 2013

A late afternoon car crash in downtown Seneca sent one driver to the hospital with what the police described as non life-threatening injuries. Lt. Robert Tribble said yesterday’s accident at 4:30 occurred within the E.N. 1st and Walnut intersection, involving two cars. According to Tribble, the driver of the Dodge received a ticket charging dis-regarding…

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A Seneca-Oconee partnership

October 31, 2013

Sometimes two is better than one! The Seneca city administrator, Greg Dietterick, has a place on the agenda for next week’s meeting of Oconee County Council. Dietterick is being granted 10 minutes to address the council on the topic of a partnership between his city and the county. County Council’s meeting takes place Tuesday at…

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Junior Beta Club’s membership exceeds 100!

October 31, 2013
Junior Beta Club’s membership exceeds 100!

 The recent induction of 80 Walhalla Middle School students as members of their school’s Junior Beta Club has boosted the club’s membership past the 100 mark. The latest inductees—7th and 8th graders—joined the club during an October 15 ceremony, in which Walhalla High student Carson Brewer served as guest speaker. Carson is a former club…

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“Expert” witness on the stand

October 31, 2013

An engineer from Westminster settled into the witness chair at 3:25 yesterday afternoon in the Oconee Common Pleas Court. And it’s from there that Derek Hodgin’s testimony will likely continue until some time today. As a forensic engineer, Hodgin and his company specialize in investigations of building problems. In this instance, he has been retained…

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Trial to be recessed early for “trick or treating”

October 31, 2013

Oconee Common Pleas Court Judge Alex Macaulay has announced the jury in the civil trial over the quality of work done at a townhouse project on Lake Keowee will get to go home early today—to get ready for trick or treating tonight. The Walhalla Police Department will offer a safe way tonight for trick or…

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Check smoke detectors and replace batteries!

October 30, 2013

A new reminder today from Walhalla Fire Department that the time change this weekend is a good time to test smoke detectors and change batteries. To protect your loved ones and property, you should have at least one smoke detector in your home. Most detectors operate using a 9-volt batter. Newer detectors, however, run on…

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Defendant Morris completes testimony

October 30, 2013

One of the defendants in the civil lawsuit alleging water intrusion at a Lake Keowee townhouse development testified today in the Oconee Common Pleas Court. Mel Morris, part owner of a construction company, was the first of the multiple defendants to take the stand. Morris was called by the plaintiffs’ side. Waiting in the wings…

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A scholarship in memory of homicide victim

October 30, 2013

Out of tragedy comes good for future generations. Members of the family of the late Oconee County homicide victim Sandra Myers are establishing a scholarship in her memory. The proceeds from that scholarship are intended to help West-Oak High School graduates pursue degrees in nursing. Sandra Myers became interested in nursing at a young age…

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  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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