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Duncan opposes Syria strikes

September 5, 2013

NBC News reports this morning President Obama faces strong opposition in the House of Representatives to military strikes in Syria. And among those at the forefront of the opposition is South Carolina’s Third District Congressman Jeff Duncan. “Not a one member of my district in South Carolina or those who’ve contacted my office by email…

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Walhalla picks Streetscape contractors

September 5, 2013

Walhalla last night gave two contractors the go ahead to undertake the city’s Streetscape project. After an executive session, Mayor Pro-tem Tjay Bagwell announced the job goes to Seamon Whiteside, an engineering/design company in Greenville, and to Town and Country, a Greenwood contractor. The two companies are to work in tandem on the remake of…

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Second entrant for the Walhalla 2013 election

September 4, 2013

A second newcomer has emerged for the November 5 Walhalla City Council election. Chris Grant of Andover Way qualified today to run for one of three council seats, for which four-year terms are available. Previously, Danny Woodward signed up to seek an unexpired term created by the resignation of James Powell.    

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42 new jobs in Greenville!

September 4, 2013

A provider of coating services for auto, heavy truck, and agriculture industries will open a new plant in Greenville County. According to an announcement by Governor Haley, the Crown Group, over the next five years, will invest $5.4 million and generate 42 new jobs. The new plant will be the Crown Group’s seventh in the…

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Day later, Bartee supporter resolute

September 4, 2013

Neither the trial nor yesterday’s verdict has weakened Rick Sanders’ belief in James Bartee. Sanders, who has relocated from Oconee County to Lavonia, Georgia, served as a defense witness for the man for whom he campaigned for Sheriff. And today Sanders said he stands by what he said last week on the witness stand. “Mr.…

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A second $100 thousand challenge pledge

September 4, 2013

Those supporting an Oconee County emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children have come up with a new challenge. The campaign for Safe Harbor recently raised enough funds from the general community to qualify for a dollar-for-dollar match of a $100 thousand gift pledged by Seneca couple Fran and Bobby Hansen. A…

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Equipment failure at BREC’s substation

September 4, 2013

Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative customers served by their Newry substation have been restored with service after yesterday’s equipment failure. Blue Ridge’s Terry Ballenger blames what happened on a failed regulator, but says it’ll likely take sending that regulator back to the factory for a definitive answer. What happened yesterday afternoon at the substation off Carson…

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Fire call last night in Walhalla

September 4, 2013

A late night call sent Walhalla fire fighters to 204 S. Cedar Street. There, fire broke out in a heating and air conditioning unit beneath the house. Mark Hollifield of the Walhalla Fire Department said the fire was confined to the heating and air unit.      

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OCC’s help to new business draws audience ire

September 4, 2013

Approval by Oconee County of ordinances to give a financial boost to a hotel project nearing completion in Seneca received unanimous support last night at the council table, but dissent from within the meeting audience. It prompted District One’s Paul Corbeil to issue an explanation. “There are no Oconee County general fund or economic development…

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New tax rate set for Oconee County

September 4, 2013

For the tax year 2013, Oconee County has a new tax rate. And its reflects a two mill tax increase. As recommended by Auditor Ken Nix, County Council approved 73.9 county mills and 141.1 mills for public schools. According to Nix, the Oconee School District sought no increase in funds and its operational and debt…

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  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • 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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