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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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Tourism spending in Oconee County

October 2, 2013

A new report places tourism spending last year in Oconee County at $52.5 million. The report, “Economic Impact of Travel on South Carolina,” was released this week by the state Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. It shows that tourism expenditures grew nearly 3% from 2011 and that tourism directly supports 430 travel and tourism…

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Speaker to address domestic violence

October 2, 2013

Domestic violence survivor and educator Kit Gruelle speaks next week at Clemson University as part of a series named for a university employee killed last year as the result of domestic violence at her Oconee County home. The series is named for the late Marge Putnam. Gruelle’s appearance is also part of the Women’s Leadership…

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Walhalla fills council vacancy

October 2, 2013

Walhalla now has a five-member city council. Danny Woodward, an unopposed candidate to fill a council vacancy in the November election, accepted the oath of office last night. That oath was administered by Mayor Danny Edwards, at the start of the October meeting of the city council committees. Woodward fills the unexpired term created by…

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  • August 29, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
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