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Breakthrough celebrated at Tech breakfast

December 5, 2013

The revamped South Carolina Manufacturing Certification program is being unveiled at a breakfast this morning at Tri-County Technical College. Tech calls it a quick, yet comprehensive training route for individuals who seek to enhance their skills and secure full-time employment as operators in manufacturing. State funding is allowing Tech to enroll individuals in the program…

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Gym space needed

December 5, 2013

At the Walhalla Recreation Department, John Galbreath could use some more gymnasium space. The reason given by the Walhalla recreation director this week to the mayor and city council? The Walhalla department this year is sponsoring 31 basketball teams.

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If you are a duck, you’ll like the forecast

December 5, 2013

The folks at the Army Corps of Engineers are watching the rain fall and recording measurements across the basin. In the final days of last month, they report, a welcome relief of rain fell on the upper Savannah basin. And that brought rainfall for November nearly to average for lakes Hartwell, Russell and Thurmond. Lake…

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Let’s hope Santa doesn’t mind the rain

December 5, 2013

The annual Westminster Christmas Parade is planned for 6 o’clock tonight. One of the units in the parade will consist of the members of the newly-formed Walhalla Fire Department’s Explorers Post. The members are youngsters who are learning about fire fighting and fire protection. And Walhalla Chief Doug Kelley hopes the experience will whet their…

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Limited Government groups meets tonight

December 5, 2013

The group Limited Government for Oconee meets at 6 tonight at 2036 Sandifer Boulevard near the Schneider Electric Plant. According to Donna Linsin, “Our current project is working toward stopping the proposed 1% Capital Project Sales Tax.” The public is welcome to attend.

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Bond set for arrested Greenville man

December 5, 2013

A Greenville County man remained jailed in Walhalla and charged with, among other offenses, possession of a stolen truck belonging to the Greenville School District. At a hearing yesterday, bond for Joshua Paul Dockery was set at $10,525 surety. According to Jimmy Watt, public information officer for the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, a deputy on routine…

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Oconee prisoner hospitalized

December 5, 2013

At first, authorities suspected an injured prisoner had fallen in the Oconee Detention Center. Now they think someone assaulted Joshua Charles Campbell, and the Walhalla police are investigating. Chief Ronald Wilbanks said, as part of his department’s investigation, police officers last night were planning to question other inmates as to what happened and why. At…

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Greenville County man arrested in Oconee

December 4, 2013
Greenville County man arrested in Oconee

 A Greenville County man has been arrested in Oconee County, and the Oconee Sheriff’s Office reports the man arrested was in the possession of a stolen Greenville School District truck. As late as this morning, Joshua Paul Dockery of Travelers Rest was being held in the Oconee Detention Center on a temporary custody order on…

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Bill Whitmire a pre-filer for 2014

December 4, 2013

All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray…and Bill Whitmire has his attention set on a couple of specific pieces of legislation in the state House of Representatives after the first of the year in 2014. The Walhalla Republican who represents District One wants to change state law so as to require moped…

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Middle school debuts student radio station

December 4, 2013

If you are very near Walhalla Middle School, you can turn your radio dial to 1630 AM. And you’ll hear student voices announcing events and other school news. Principal Scott Dixon is excited about his school’s radio station, as are students in Sandy Whiteford’s yearbook class. If, for no other reason, the broadcasts are another…

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  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
  • October 26, 2014 4:00 pmReturn Baptist Church's Community Wide Trunk or Treat Fall Festival
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