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Niagara Falls froze, so did Walhalla Pool

January 10, 2014

The freeze that gripped the country this week froze bodies of water—-all the way from Niagara Falls to the Walhalla Municipal Swimming Pool. But John Galbreath doesn’t want the cold temperatures to fool Walhalla city leaders. Galbreath, the city recreation director, told the mayor and council that January is not too soon to begin to…

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Restoring a 40-hour work week

January 10, 2014

U-S Senator Tim Scott says his amendment to the extension of unemployment insurance would restore the 40-hour work week which he says has been unraveled by the provisions of Obamacare. The employer mandate under the health law now requires employers to provide insurance to full-time employees and defines “full time” as 30 hour a week,…

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Examining the Governor’s plan

January 10, 2014

Though not all details have been fully fleshed out, Oconee’s superintendent of education has begun to examine Governor Haley’s plan for South Carolina education in 2014. Dr. Mike Lucas says he’s always happy when there’s a greater focus on the public schools. Lucas has drawn some preliminary conclusions about how the Haley plan would impact…

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Duncan draws attention to Washington hearing

January 10, 2014

Congressman Jeff Duncan is part of an oversight hearing in Washington today on seismic exploration in the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf. The hearing, “The Science behind Discovery: Seismic Exploration and the Future of the Atlantic OCS”, takes place this morning and will include testimony by Dr. James Knapp of the University of South Carolina. Knapp…

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Ginny Sibley remebered with donation

January 10, 2014

A donation in the memory of Ginny Sibley has been received by the project to establish Old St. John’s Meeting House and Wedding Chapel at Kaufmann Square in Walhalla. Sibley was a member of the original design/build team of “Walhalla Beautification Committee” led by the late Don Moss. Moss worked with city to establish Kaufmann…

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Contractor familiar with the job ahead

January 10, 2014

Walhalla leaders say the builder chosen for the bathroom project at Kaufmann Square has been interested in the project for some time and is aware of the ins-and-outs that govern the grant that allows for the work. At its meeting this week, a committee of the city council recommended Duvall Construction for the work, at…

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Power outages in Westminster

January 10, 2014

A downed line at 5 this morning has led to power outages in Westminster. The line fell at E. Main and Robin Road.

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SRO’s walking tour reaches Clinton

January 9, 2014

An Oconee deputy who, during his spare time, is taking a walk across South Carolina says by last weekend he reached Clinton, which puts him 66 miles from the State Capitol in Columbia. From the mountains to Columbia is the first leg of Norman Dukes’ trip. He’s wearing down shoe leather and putting a strain…

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Banker to chair OC’S new economic effort

January 9, 2014

An Oconee banker today took the helm of the new vessel that’ll chart the county’s hopes for economic prosperity into 2014 and beyond. Blue Ridge Bank’s Glenn Buddin was elected chairman as a part of a slate of officers for the new Oconee Economic Alliance, which is replacing the county’s Economic Development Commission. Joining Buddin…

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Pendleton man looks to move on up!

January 9, 2014
Pendleton man looks to move on up!

Pendleton resident Gary Burgess Sr. has chosen Martin Luther King Day this month to make his official announcement that he’ll be a candidate this year to become next South Carolina State Superintendent of Education. Burgess serves on the Anderson County Board of Education and holds the board office of secretary. He intends to be a…

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  • October 31, 2014Faith Baptist Church's Fall Festival
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmWalhalla High Cheerleader Candy Giveaway
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmBoo in the Bay
  • November 1, 2014Walhalla's Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
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