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Quiet Walhalla to get busy!

October 16, 2013

In his crystal ball, Walhalla Mayor Danny Edwards can see a lot of activity for his normally quiet city. And it begins this weekend with the 35th Oktoberfest. Sertoma Field is beginning to take shape for the three-day weekend. This year’s celebration, for those who can remember, will for the first time feature a ferris…

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New partnership to fight domestic violence

October 16, 2013
New partnership to fight domestic violence

 The plight of an Oconee domestic violence victim should be eased by a new partnership involving the Sheriff’s Office, a private detective company, and the organization planning the county’s first shelter to protect the abused. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw yesterday announced that arrangements have been made to attach ankle monitors to CDV offenders, provided a magistrate…

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Music to be made in Westminster!

October 15, 2013

Former Westminster supermarket to be a musical venue. The vision of Ray Burroughs and local musical artists has succeeded in the conversion of a former Westminster Winn-Dixie into a 250-seat venue for performances by a variety of artists. It’s called the Westminster Music Hall, at 101 W. Main Street. And, on the night of Thursday,…

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All-Region Orchestra selections

October 15, 2013
All-Region Orchestra selections

 Four students at Seneca High School have been selected to All-Region Orchestra. Top string players Hannah Chitty, Keegan Wade, and Stephen and Stephanie Justice were chosen October 5 at the League Academy in Greenville. They’ll join the rest of the All-Region Orchestra members for rehearsal and a performance November 16 in Greenville.

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Lucas return three weeks away!

October 15, 2013

The recovery of Oconee’s superintendent of education from a heart procedure continues to go well, and November 4 remains the date on the calendar for the return of Dr. Mike Lucas. And that’ll mean Dr. Michael Thorsland will give up his duty as acting superintendent and return full-time to assistant superintendent for operations. Meeting with…

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Wingard replaces Hammill

October 15, 2013

A new commissioner has joined the policy-making board of the fire district that serves Keowee Key and other Lake Keowee communities. The commission yesterday accepted the resignation of Greg Hammill and replaced him with Larry Wingard. Hammill is moving outside the district and Wingard will serve as interim until the district holds its next election…

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Horse rescued

October 15, 2013

A horse that got out of its pasture has been rescued near Walhalla. Oconee Animal Control and Walhalla Fire Department accomplished the rescue of a blind horse early last night that wound up in a creek at Hefner Lane and Beaverdam Trail.

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Earthquake Awareness Week

October 15, 2013

Governor Nikki Haley has issued a statewide proclamation designating Earthquake Awareness Week. It recognizes the unpredictable nature of major earthquakes and the extensive damage that would occur in any of the South Carolina’s major cities. The proclamation also recognizes that South Carolina has partnered with North Carolina, Georgia, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia…

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He’s here!

October 15, 2013

Guess who Phil Shirley went fishing with yesterday? The one and only Burt Reynolds. And, to offer proof, that Reynolds is really here, the director of Oconee Parks, Recreation and Tourism posted a picture on Facebook of both Reynolds and Shirley. The Hollywood actor is in Oconee to film scenes for his part in the…

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Tech opens Quick Jobs center in Anderson

October 15, 2013
Tech opens Quick Jobs center in Anderson

Tri-County Technical College held a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony in Anderson for a Quick Jobs Development Center to prepare an advanced workforce to meet the needs of area manufacturers. It’s the college’s third such center for its three-county area. Others are located at the Hamilton Career Center in Seneca and at the Easley campus.…

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  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 5, 2014 11:00 amHarvey, Foster, Smith Broome Reunion
  • October 11, 2014Oakway High School Classes of 1964 & 1965 Reunion
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