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School lockdown ended, arrest made

October 9, 2013

A Walhalla public school is back to normal operations after the lifting of a lockdown as federal authorities tracked a wanted suspect nearby. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said federal marshals placed Shannon Necoma Smith in custody across Coffee Road from the James Brown Elementary School. According to Crenshaw, the 58-year old Smith is wanted by federal…

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Lesson to be learned from kitchen fire

October 9, 2013

Apparently there’s a lesson to be taken from last night’s home fire in Walhalla, which could have been much worse. The fire at 103 S. Cedar Street was confined to the kitchen where, according to the fire department, something on the stove was left un-attended. Captain Mark Hollifield said neighbors who spotted something wrong got…

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Hearing to decide special exception

October 9, 2013

A late afternoon City Hall hearing at Walhalla will decide whether a homeowner may provide child care on Blueberry Court near Meadowlark Drive. James Ashton, the city zoning administrator, says the issue is whether Kim Jackson can keep three children in the home without the applicable state license. “The State will have to decide whether…

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Star’s arrival early next week?

October 9, 2013

As a movie crew films in various Oconee County locations, the question we keep hearing is, “Have you seen Burt?” A source in touch with the “Elbow Grease” project says Burt Reynolds will be in Oconee County next week, perhaps as early as Monday or Tuesday. But our source stressed, “I will let you know.”…

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Four Streetscape “concepts” unveiled

October 9, 2013

An engineer/design company at work on Walhalla’s Streetscape project trotted out four concepts last night and stressed it’s too early in the process to know exactly what to recommend to the mayor and city council. Representatives of the Seamon Whiteside Company said they were pleased by the public’s reaction to the project during a five-hour…

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Kitchen fire on S. Cedar Street

October 9, 2013

A fire early last night in a Walhalla home. It turned out to be a stove fire at 103 S. Cedar Street. The fire was quickly put out around 7 o’clock and damage confined to the kitchen. No injuries reported.  

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Siren test this morning

October 9, 2013

Sirens around the Oconee Nuclear Station are set for a three-minute test this morning around 11:50. No public action is required. By testing the sirens, state and county officials and Duke Energy ensure the sirens are operating properly and can be used in the event of an emergency.

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Pedal while studying

October 8, 2013

“Active workstations” at the university library and the Academic Success Center are encouraging Clemson students and employees to get moving while studying or doing research. Workstations designed by FitDesk are being installed. They are a combination of a stationary bicycle with desk platform that allows the user to pedal while reading, using a computer or…

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TVs shoplifted from Wal-Mart, arrest made

October 8, 2013

An Oconee County man, jailed in Walhalla, is accused of shoplifting two TV sets from Wal-Mart. Stanley Bernard Caldwell, 53, of the Sitton Mill Road, Seneca was booked into the detention center early Monday afternoon. Warrants show Caldwell is accused of taking Vizio televisions in September, two days apart. The stolen items have a total…

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$610 thousand “due and payable”

October 8, 2013

The Joint Regional Sewer Authority at Seneca awaits an annual payment from Oconee County. It amounts to $610 thousand. As Bob Winchester, executive director of Oconee’s Coneross Wastewater Treatment Plant, told a committee meeting Thursday, “It’s due and payable.” And the outstanding invoice was a point of discussion last night during the JRSA’s October meeting.…

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