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Senators explain their “yes” and “no” votes

October 17, 2013

South Carolina’s U-S senators are explaining their votes in the process to re-open the government and avoid a financial default. Senator Lindsey Graham says he voted to support the Senate agreement, considering it as a stop to the bleeding and a chance to re-group. “To say we as Republicans left a lot on the table…

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Paving project delayed by wet weather

October 17, 2013

The paving of the Walhalla Library parking lot has been called off because of the wet weather. A further announcement will be made as to when the project is re-scheduled.

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Where is the fishing vest?

October 17, 2013
Where is the fishing vest?

Phil Shirley is telling quite a story about that fishing vest worn by Burt Reynolds this week at Oconee’s High Falls Park. The famed Hollywood actor was supposed to be wearing a fishing vest as part of his wardrobe for the “Elbow Grease” filming at the Lake Keowee park. But when it came time for…

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Investigator McMahan back on the stage

October 17, 2013

A sheriff’s officer gave testimony to implicate a Walhalla area man in the case of multiple crimes that occurred early last year at a home near highway 11. And when the trial resumes at 9 this morning at the Oconee Courthouse, investigator David McMahan will returns to the stand. The state has opened trial in…

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Tree-cutting accident fatal

October 16, 2013

This morning’s tree-cutting accident near downtown Seneca turned fatal for a 49-year old man who worked for a heating and air conditioning business. Coroner Karl Addis says Tyrome Harris of 205 N. Oak Street died late this morning at the hospital of injuries during a fall while cutting a tree limb. The incident occurred at…

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Creepy-crawlies look for warm winter homes

October 16, 2013

Shorter, cooler days send a signal to many insects that it’s time to look for warm winter home—perhaps your home! Clemson has researchers devoted to “six-legged science” and some specialize in exploring ways to keep pests and people apart. The bugs that bother us are cockroaches, fleas, ticks, ants, termites and wasps. And the list…

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An apology from Duke to Walhalla

October 16, 2013

The Walhalla mayor’s disappointment by what he heard during an August meeting about the chances for Walhalla to draw its future water supply from Lake Keowee has, to an extent at least, been ameliorated by a new communication from the electric utility. What Mayor Edwards heard August 1 led him to fire off a letter…

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Walhalla water fund growing!

October 16, 2013

  A fund restricted to Walhalla’s effort to acquire a new water source is growing. Outside auditor Jason White says the account balance, at the close of the city’s fiscal year June 30, stood at $1,435,627.00. The original principal was received by Walhalla in 2007 as part of a deal between the city and conservationists…

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Tree-cutting accident

October 16, 2013

Police, fire and other responders at a tree-cutting accident late morning near Seneca. According to first word from a responder,trauma to the injured is believed to have resulted. The scene: the 300 block of W. N. 2nd Street.

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Unit Two out for re-fueling

October 16, 2013

A nuclear unit is not designed to churn out electricity endlessly. Occasionally, it requires refueling. And that’s exactly the case at Oconee Nuclear Station, where Unit Two has been taken off line temporarily. “Oconee Unit Two is currently in a re-fueling outage. This is the time that occurs every two years when we take out…

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  • September 22, 2014 6:00 pmBrasstown Baptist Church's Revival
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