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So far, evidence shows no foul play

September 16, 2013

Shortly after Walhalla Fire Department released from the Presbyterian Church fire scene, Chief Doug Kelley said there’s no evidence of any foul play associated with Saturday’s fire that destroyed the church roof and caused heavy damage to the sanctuary below. Origin of the fire is believed to be the room containing the church sound speakers.…

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Busy weekend for emergency calls

September 16, 2013

Two persons hurt in a rollover car accident last night near Westminster. Oconee County Dispatch reports the accident involved a car that rolled into a ditch at 8:30 on the N. Horseshoe Bridge Road. Emergency responders were on the go several times over the weekend. Besides the Walhalla church fire, there were several medical responses.…

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Our latest from 600 E. Main

September 14, 2013

Still some visible flames from what’s left of the roof over Walhalla Presbyterian Church, but the worst seems to have ended. Still, 600 E. Main remains a fire suppression scene, as well as a scene to investigate why this morning’s fire occurred. The state police are now there, but the Oconee fire chief says that’s…

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Sunday service will take place

September 14, 2013

In spite of today’s fire, Walhalla Presbyterian Church will hold Sunday morning service. The service will take place across the street at 11 a-m tomorrow in the sanctuary of St. Luke United Methodist Church, according to Walhalla Presbyterian member Deb Wickliffe.

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I-85 traffic stop

September 14, 2013

A traffic stop on I-85 in Oconee County led sheriff’s officers to place charges of receiving stolen goods against three people. The Sheriff’s Office reports one of its deputies was alerted Thursday afternoon by a KIA automobile that failed to yield while attempting to merge onto the interstate. The charges were filed against driver Matthew…

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Fire collapses church roof into sanctuary

September 14, 2013

The destructive fire that broke out inside Walhalla Presbyterian Church at mid-morning collapsed the roof into the church sanctuary, but everyone inside the 600 E. Main Street church got out safely. Church organist Bill Weeks was in the church practicing for tomorrow morning’s service, discovered the fire, and tried to douse it with an extinguisher,…

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Little Mountain firm recommended for big job

September 13, 2013

Oconee County made quick work of yesterday’s bids to sewer the Golden Corner Commerce Park. An amended agenda for County Council Tuesday includes a staff recommendation to accept the low bidder’s (D S Utilities of Little Mountain, S.C.) offer to do the job for $6.6 million. The county is willing to include a 10% contingent…

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Public’s help requested

September 13, 2013

SC DHEC and three Upstate water facilities are seeking information from the public about the illegal dumping of hazardous materials into sewer systems. An investigation into the origin of the materials is underway by state and federal authorities. Through routine sampling, three publicly-owned treatment works learned that substances containing poly-chlorinated bi-phenyls have been illegally introduced…

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“A chip in the shoulder”

September 13, 2013

Oconee Humane Society officials say a good way to find Fido if he gets lost is an identification chip on the dog’s shoulder. From 10 to 2 tomorrow, technicians at the Animal Shelter on the Sandifer Boulevard near Seneca will attach the chip to your dog for $20. According to the Humane Society it’s a…

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“A long time coming,” Moulder said

September 13, 2013

Encouraged by the dollar figures he heard at yesterday’s bid opening, the Oconee County administrator today said the Golden Corner Commerce Park sewer bids should be evaluated in time for a recommendation for action during Tuesday’s meeting the county council. The agenda is crafted in a way for a recommendation to be voted Tuesday and,…

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  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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