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Mayor wishes to divert part of her salary

November 11, 2014

The West Union mayor says she would like to divert part of her monthly town salary to a pool of money that can be used for a Christmas bonus this year for town workers. At tonight’s meeting, Mayor Linda Oliver plans to ask the town council’s permission to transfer part of her $150 dollar monthly…

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Waterline along U-S 76 to be replaced

November 11, 2014

New details are being announced about the large grant received by Westminster for waterline improvements. The South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority awarded more than $240 thousand in a first round grant to replace a section of waterline along highway 76 near the city. The funds are being matched by $148 thousand from a recent Westminster…

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Senator makes Veterans Day comments

November 11, 2014

In his Veterans Day statement today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) said, “As we reflect on our veterans and their families today, we must continue to fight to end the VA claims backlog, protect veterans’ pension cuts, increase accountability at the VA and allow our veterans improved access to care both inside and outside…

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Candidates tout the Courthouse Inn

November 11, 2014

The two men who aspire next week to fill an empty seat on the Walhalla City Council are not ready to administer final rites to an ambitious plan to develop the former courthouse into a boutique hotel—even though the project appears to be hopelessly stalled by a lack of construction money. To the contrary, candidate…

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Late night home fire near Seneca

November 11, 2014

A late night home fire near Seneca. The fire call on Fernwood Drive attracted trucks and fire fighters from the Corinth-Shiloh Fire Department, as well as other units. No one reported hurt. The call at shortly before 9:45 and units remained at the fire scene for nearly two hours.

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Candidates show passion for Walhalla

November 11, 2014

The candidates in next week’s special election for a Walhalla city council seat displayed a passion for their city during a joint appearance last night at a forum arranged by the chamber of commerce. Both men, Lamar Bailes and Chris Grant, agreed on a pair of major issues. They like the Streetscape project the current…

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Burglars torched open store safe

November 10, 2014

Burglars used a torch to open a convenience store safe near Clemson, and Oconee Crime Stoppers offers a $2 thousand cash reward for information that solves the crime during the early morning hours of Thursday, November 6. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says his office will not disclose the amount of cash taken from the Bountyland Quik…

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Solid Waste facilities open tomorrow!

November 10, 2014

All Oconee County solid waste facilities are open tomorrow on Veterans Day.

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VOSO disbands with an explanation

November 10, 2014

A citizen’s group that served as a voice from southern Oconee County will no longer be heard after the end of the month. VOSO, Voice of South Oconee, announced today plans to cease to exist and the end of its “what’s happening updates.” And it lays as the reason the failure of the one-cent capital…

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Purple Heart breakfast a grand occasion

November 10, 2014

Each year at the Veterans Day holiday time, the staff at Oconee Veterans Affairs look forward to arranging a breakfast to recognize Oconee County veterans who’ve been awarded the Purple Heart—to signify having been wounded in war or a conflict with a United States enemy. “We have a Purple Heart chapter here….and there’s about 30-40…

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  • December 20, 2014 6:00 pmMountain Rest Community Club's Monthly Meeting
  • December 20, 2014 7:00 pm35th Old Fashion Christmas Pageant
  • December 21, 2014 10:30 amWelcome Wesleyan Church Holiday Meal Giveaway
  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
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