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Unit Two out for re-fueling

October 16, 2013

A nuclear unit is not designed to churn out electricity endlessly. Occasionally, it requires refueling. And that’s exactly the case at Oconee Nuclear Station, where Unit Two has been taken off line temporarily. “Oconee Unit Two is currently in a re-fueling outage. This is the time that occurs every two years when we take out…

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Major electric power projects in OC

October 16, 2013

At opposite sides of Oconee County, the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative is involved in major projects which Blue Ridge General Manager Charles Dalton says will mean good news for the consumer members of the multi-county cooperative. A new Salem substation will replace one built in the early 1970s. On the opposite southern side of the…

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What the candidates have to say!

October 16, 2013

When it comes to the good of Walhalla, what separates the men and the women competing this year for City Council? You can find out what the candidates believe in during a forum that’ll be held one week before the November election. Everyone is invited to the event at 6:30 Tuesday night, October 29 at…

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Walhalla gets highest opinion

October 16, 2013

At Walhalla City Hall, an outside auditor paid the city high compliments on how well it accounts for its money. Certified public accountant Jason White delivered an unqualified opinion of Walhalla’s financial ledgers for the year 2012-13. It’s the highest opinion possible, according to White. The auditor gave the mayor and city council the following…

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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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  • November 22, 2014Benefit for Mark & Jody Vissage
  • November 22, 2014 7:00 pmThe Miss Walhira Pageant
  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
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