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Cell tower business for the BZA

October 2, 2013

The members of the quasi-judicial Oconee County Board of Zoning Appeals gather this month in Walhalla to hear cell tower matters. Josh Stephens, county zoning administrator, announces two hearings the night of Thursday, October 24 in County Council Chambers at Walhalla. One will be a special exception request to allow a tower on Stamp Creek…

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Project Lifesaver: Saving Lives and Helping Families

October 2, 2013

Anyone who has been a caregiver or a parent to a child with Down’s syndrome or Autism or someone with a form of dementia knows the difficulty to provide care to their loved one. That’s especially in cases in which an individual must be watched 24 hours a day or can easily leave when one…

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Oconee County traffic accident

October 2, 2013

State troopers report injuries have occurred in a traffic accident shortly after 10:30 this morning at SC 11 and Critter Road.

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Important voting dates loom

October 2, 2013

Important dates are approaching in the next couple of days for any Walhalla and Westminster resident who can’t make it to the polls next month, but would like to make their vote count anyway. Absentee voting for the November 5 city elections will open Monday, October 7 and close 5 p-m Friday, November 1. You…

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Graham won’t accept pay during shutdown

October 2, 2013

Senator Lindsey Graham says he and the rest of Congress get paid during the government shutdown, but he won’t accept his salary. Instead Graham says he’ll donate his salary to the Wounded Warriors—a program that helps those soldiers catastrophically hurt in Iraq or Afghanistan.

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100 years of CU architectural education

October 2, 2013

A symposium this month will mark 100 years of architectural education at Clemson University. Clemson’s fourth-year chair of the architecture department, Kate Schwennsen, has enjoyed going thru the records to gain a sense of a storied architectural past. That historic era will be highlighted Friday, October 18 in Lee Hall. There, several noted architectural historian-theorists…

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Oconeean arrested in Idaho returned to OC

October 2, 2013

A 44-year old woman sits in an Oconee County jail cell, facing alleged violations of child custody laws. The arrest this summer in Idaho of Laverne Marie Bennett made headline news when Bennett and her four young daughters were found by state police in that far west state. They were found at a picnic table…

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“WIC” program considered “non-essential”

October 2, 2013

The South Carolina DHEC is providing an update on the impact of the federal shutdown as it relates to a key assistance program. The Department of Health and Environmental Control in Columbia announced yesterday it has been informed that the Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program is considered “non-essential” under the shutdown and will not…

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County Attorney primes the pump!

October 2, 2013

Some Oconeeans may not like the way their county spends its tax dollars. But Tom Martin, the county attorney, says no one should take issue with how county government accounts for the money that passes thru its coffers. At last night’s meeting, Martin called attention to an award Oconee County received from the Government Finance…

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Walhalla goes thru the water!

October 2, 2013

After a major rehabilitation project, the Walhalla Municipal Swim Pool enjoyed a short, but satisfying late summer season—with the hope that the pool will operate for a full summer season next year. In the meantime, however, pool water is disappearing, and no one at last night’s City Hall meeting could explain why. “There’s no telling…

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