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Public’s help needed at Our Daily Rest

October 21, 2013

If you’ve driven by Oconee’s one and only shelter for the homeless, the handsome and well-kept exterior lends itself to an air of complacency about the true need inside. That need is ongoing, as the numbers who take shelter at Our Daily Rest in Seneca continue rise. So does the list of needs for the…

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Photo ID required to vote next month

October 21, 2013

Radio ads and street signs are reminders that election time is ahead for two of Oconee’s five municipalities. Voters in both Walhalla and Westminster are being asked to elect city council members Tuesday, November 5 during their municipal elections. What’s different this time is that those voters, to comply with a new law, are required…

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Improvements to busy 123 in Seneca

October 21, 2013

The DOT has in the works two separate projects for safety and efficiency on a busy stretch of 123 in Seneca. One project is to start as soon as possible, while a second likely won’t begin until next summer. The approval of $30 thousand by the Oconee “C” Fund Committee will allow the Department of…

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Clemson, FSU work to prevent joint disorders

October 21, 2013

Clemson and Florida State slugged it out on the football field Saturday night, but researchers from the two universities are working together off the field to prevent widespread joint disorders. The collaboration allows for advancement in the early diagnosis of human joint degeneration. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, about 35…

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Rotarians to learn about homeless shelter

October 21, 2013

At their meeting today, Walhalla Rotarians learn about Oconee County’s one and only shelter for the homeless. Guest speaker for the meeting will be Susan Pickett, executive director of Our Daily Rest. Located on Seneca’s Jordan Street, the shelter has served clients with shelter, food, transportation, clothing and counseling since 2009.

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Rezoning hearing in Seneca

October 21, 2013

Property near By-Pass 123 is the subject for a City Hall hearing tonight in Seneca. Lonnie and Shelby Hammond are asking the planning commission to change property at 102 Worth Street from RM-8 to residential general. The hearing begins at 6 in city council chambers.

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Thief strikes Westminster store

October 21, 2013

During the weekend Westminster police were looking for a man who walked into the office of the Dollar General on E. Main Street and stole money and financial cards from women’s pocketbooks. Chief Dean Awalt said the theft took place between 3 and 4 o’clock Friday afternoon. The police believe the thief got away after…

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Six arrests in sex assault on a 15-year old

October 18, 2013

Six arrests are reported this afternoon in a case of a sexual assault on a 15-year old at a home near Seneca. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office identifies two of the arrested as young adults and four others as juveniles—one of whom is 15 and three others who are 16. According to the Sheriff’s Office announcement,…

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Jury convicted Timothy Ray Wirtz

October 18, 2013

A Walhalla area man, Timothy Ray Wirtz, received sentences this afternoon that send him to prison for 35 years. Wirtz is 31 years old. Wirtz was found guilty on all five charges that arose from an early 2012 set of crimes that amounted to the invasion of a man’s home. The defendant gets credit for…

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Ok’fest a gathering place for the candidates

October 18, 2013

Any time you have an event that attracts thousands of people, such as Walhalla’s Oktoberfest, you’ll have politicians. And you can expect politicians aplenty during the three-day weekend. Senator Lindsey Graham gave the featured talk during today’s luncheon. One of his challengers next year from within his party, Richard Cash, plans to be at Oktoberfest…

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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
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