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Search for presumed drowning victim

June 20, 2013

Rescue crews are expected to resume the search at daylight this morning for a man presumed to have drowned in the Chattooga River. After several hours yesterday, crews suspended their search in a remote section at Long Creek. Efforts this morning are to send rescuers by boat and on trail, but their success is likely…

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Home fire near Walhalla

June 20, 2013

Fire broke out in a home near Walhalla this morning. The first set of fire fighters responded to 122 Warner Mill Road shortly before 2:15 a-m. By 5:30 they remained at the scene, where they worked to put out the last flames. No one reported injured.

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Alexander by Haley’s side as bill is signed

June 19, 2013

Governor Nikki Haley held a ceremonial signing of a bill that benefits military families. And Thomas Alexander, the Oconee-Pickens senator, stood by the governor’s side as S.417 became law. The Military Occupation, Education and Credentialing Act provides education credits to students either active or honorably discharged from the U-S Armed Forces. It exempts license fees…

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Health officials probing TB case at Clemson

June 19, 2013

State health officials are contacting about 35 Clemson students, faculty and staff members so they can be tested after coming into “close contact” with a student recently diagnosed with tuberculosis. The screening tests are precautionary because a student is being treated after exhibiting symptoms of the disease. Most of the individuals who are being contacted…

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Budget sail through

June 19, 2013

There’s a reason Walhalla devotes no more than five minutes to its annual budget hearings. Rarely, if ever, does someone from the public turn out to say something. Four reporters made for last night’s audience, as the hearing preceded city council’s approval of three new budgets to chart Walhalla finances the next 12 months. The…

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Two councilmen call it quits

June 19, 2013

Walhalla today finds itself short of two city councilmen. One after the other, councilmen James Powell and Deek Biemann stepped down last night—for separate reasons, although the reasons reflect the personal changes in each of the two young men’s lives. For Powell, he’s building a home outside the corporate limits. Council service is limited to…

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Traffic accident near Seneca

June 19, 2013

State troopers report injuries in an accident around 8:45 this morning near Seneca—at the traffic light intersection of Sheep Farm and Bountyland roads.

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Thieves strike Jet Commercial

June 18, 2013
Thieves strike Jet Commercial

The Seneca area company working on Oconee’s Broadband FOCUS project reports it’s the victim of thievery. Someone stole $30 thousand worth of fiber optics equipment, along with hand tools, apparently over the weekend. The Sheriff’s Department reports security cameras show a vehicle entering Jet Commercial’s lot on the Wells Highway around 2:45 Sunday morning. One…

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PRWD grant and loan approval possible next month

June 18, 2013

An engineering consultant said this afternoon everything is poised for the federal government to approve a combination loan and grant to allow Pioneer Rural Water District the funds to build its first treatment plant. According to Chuck Joye, a loan application for $11.2 million and a grant request for $2.7 million have been sent by…

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Man burned at stove

June 18, 2013

A kitchen fire near Seneca this afternoon burned a man cooking French fries. He was taken to the hospital. Neither his name, nor the extent of burns, was immediately available. Shortly after 1 o’clock fire fighters went to 700 Friendship Road. The fire was quickly contained. Because the home had no working smoke detector, Oconee…

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  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
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