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Presbyterians decide to rebuild

November 8, 2013

A cause for the September fire that damaged the Walhalla Presbyterian Church still eludes fire fighters and the congregation. But a report from a structural engineer suggests that remaining walls of the E. Main Street church are sound. And that’s enough, according to church spokesman Thomas Alexander, for the congregation to rebuild at the existing…

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L&W complex project opposition grows

November 8, 2013

More than 100 people filled the social hall of a Seneca church last night as Adams subdivision residents and sympathetic others got the chance to question two city leaders. Whether it was a question or a statement, the audience was resilient in protest of the city’s plans to build a utilities complex on the property…

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Jury rules for the plaintiffs

November 8, 2013

The jury in the Oconee Common Pleas Court returned verdicts in favor of the plaintiffs in a trial over construction defects at their lakeside town homes. It was a verdict awarding the property owners of Stoneledge at Lake Keowee Owners’ Association a total of $5 million to pay for repairs to first phase Stoneledge town…

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CU student arrested on drug charges

November 7, 2013

An 18-year old student has been charged with multiple drug offenses on the campus of Clemson University. The university police arrested Joseph Michael Bates of Summerville yesterday in his room. The arrest was made by officers patrolling Johnstone Hall. Bates was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and with possession with intent to…

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Finding meaningful work for the returning vet

November 7, 2013

America’s military heroes on foreign shores sadly often have trouble finding meaningful work when they return to their homeland. Two representatives of a Washington area-based program that tries to connect returning military personnel with corporate America spoke at today’s Seneca Rotary Club meeting and urged the Rotarians to use their influence to help. Jim Hanvey…

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Group works to mark historic W-O District homes

November 7, 2013

Brass plaques are available to identify historic houses in the West-Oak District. It’s a current project of the seven-year old Westminster Area Historic Preservation Society. So far, 15 plaques have arrived. “They are beautiful,” says Mildred Spearman of the WAHPS. To qualify for a plaque, the house must have been built before 1930. The Historic…

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Rotarians to learn about “Working Warrior Nation”

November 7, 2013

At their meeting today, Seneca Rotarians learn about a program to help wounded servicemen and veterans find meaningful private sector employment. Todd Sides and Jim Hanvey will discuss “Working Warrior Nation.”

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“What I want for Christmas….”

November 7, 2013

Entries in this year’s Walhalla Christmas Parade are being invited by the Greater Walhalla Area Chamber of Commerce. This year’s parade rolls through town at 5 o’clock Saturday, December 7 and will embrace the theme “What I Want for Christmas….” Categories for judging will be most inspirational, best use of theme, and best dance group.…

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Deputies take tourniquet training

November 7, 2013
Deputies take tourniquet training

 Oconee County deputy sheriffs have completed tourniquet training with the kits that all certified deputies now carry. Those kits contain a tourniquet, bandages and other materials that can be used to treat wounds—whether it is their wounds, fellow deputies’ wounds or other individuals. During training sessions by Tactical Medical Solutions of Anderson, the Oconee deputies…

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CU concept car displayed at trade show

November 7, 2013
CU concept car displayed at trade show

  A six-seat sports car, engineered by Clemson students, is on display this week at an automotive trade show. The engineering work is that of students at the Clemson International Center for Automotive Research. Called Deep Orange 3, the car features a hybrid powertrain that automatically chooses front-, rear- or all-wheel-drive. It was unveiled at the…

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  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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