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Central wishes it to be known….

October 23, 2013

The Pickens County town of Central takes the Federal Fair Housing Law seriously. That law holds that it’s illegal to discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, family status or national origin. According to a public service announcement being distributed on behalf of Central, anyone who feels he or she has…

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Angler’s delight: freshly-stock park lake

October 23, 2013
Angler’s delight:  freshly-stock park lake

A specially-equipped fish hauling truck assisted South Carolina DNR workers this morning in stocking the campground lake at Oconee State Park with hundreds of sunfish and more than one thousand bluegill. It makes for a fisherman’s delight, and there were a couple of anglers anxious to cash in on the action. “We’ve worked with the…

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Keowee students off to a running start!

October 23, 2013

More than 180 students at Keowee Elementary are off to a running start. They are members of the schoo’ls running club. Fifth grader Owen Kerr is the first student at his school to attain the distance of a marathon and, for that, received a pendant. For every three miles, a student logs during running club…

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CU to be funded by Make it in America Challenge

October 23, 2013

The U-S Commerce Department and others are sending Clemson University $3.5 million to support regional economic development and advanced skills training. It’s part of the federal government’s Make it in America Challenge and is designed to encourage U-S companies to keep, expand or re-shore their manufacturing operations—and jobs—in America, and to entice foreign companies to…

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Above all, it’s Concept #2

October 23, 2013

The Walhalla mayor and council agreed last night to direct Seamon Whiteside to develop Streetscape based on the engineer/design company’s suggested concept #2. At the end of a near two-hour City Hall meeting, the mayor and council approved #2 which reduces four blocks of Main to two lanes, provides a median, and keeps angle parking—though…

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DOT announces special bridge replacement program

October 22, 2013

South Carolina DOT plans to spend nearly $53 million to replace 90 bridges in 33 counties, and invites the public’s comments on which projects should be funded. Four Oconee County bridges are being considered. One of them, the S-13 Richland Road Bridge over Richland Creek, has received a #4 ranking among bridges within the 3rd…

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Conway jurist to preside next week in OC

October 22, 2013

An at-large jurist from coastal South Carolina presides next week over what’s believed to be his first circuit court session in Oconee County. Judge Larry Hyman Jr. of Conway will bang the gavel for the start of another week of General Sessions Court in Walhalla. Hyman is 64 and has served as South Carolina’s At-Large…

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Walhalla to benefit no matter, says Bagwell

October 22, 2013

Tjay Bagwell may have his own preferred concept for a Walhalla downtown Streetscape. But the mayor pro-tem said this afternoon no matter which of four plans is chosen, his city is going to benefit. “I have talked to many people up and down Main Street. We specifically requested a few folks from our steering committee…

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A date of importance to Sales Tax Commission

October 22, 2013

Oconee’s Capital Project Sales Tax commissioners are drawing attention to an important day early next year. It’s the date January 15, 2014. Any group wishing to benefit from the proceeds from a one-cent local sales tax will be required by the date to have submitted an official application. The recently appointed commissioners this afternoon held…

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Weekend party “completely out of control”

October 22, 2013

Answering a noise complaint, Oconee sheriff’s officers say they shut down a large weekend party “completely out control” and arrested four young men on the charges of disorderly conduct. The party to which the deputies brought a halt took place on Seneca River Road near Martin Creek Road. The officers were called around 12:30 Sunday…

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  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
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