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Rainfall for the lakes “off to a good start”

June 6, 2013

Those who take the measure of rain into Lake Hartwell’s sub-basin like what they see. The sub-basin’s 5.24 inches of rain for May exceeded the average for that month. And Tracy Robillard says, “We’re off to a good start for June as well.” Robillard serves as a public affairs specialist for the U-S Army Corps…

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Students tackle medical issues of under-served women

June 6, 2013

Students from Clemson University’s College of Health, Education and Human Development are tackling the issues of breast cancer and heart disease. They are among the leading causes of death of women ages 45 and older in the country. This summer, nursing and public health sciences students from the college are offering physicals to uninsured, under-served…

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Bank fraud suspect found after six years

June 5, 2013

The police are reporting an arrest in a case of bank fraud in Seneca—-six years ago. Law enforcement records show a 48-year old woman has been extradited from an Atlanta area jail and is now being held in Oconee County, charged with defrauding Palmetto Bank in the amount of $18 thousand. According to authorities, Gail…

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Plan for the future of passenger rail service

June 5, 2013

A glimpse of what the future holds for passenger rail service can be seen in Greer today during what’s called a public scoping meeting. From 4 to 7 this evening at 301 Poinsett Street Hall “C” the focus will be the development of a passenger rail corridor plan for new service—between Atlanta and Charlotte. Doug…

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Public may sound off on proposed budgets

June 5, 2013

Mr. and Mrs. Oconee are invited next week to let their county leaders know what they think about the millions of dollars it will take to run county government for a new year. An announcement by Joel Thrift, council chairman, schedules the hearing for 6 o’clock Tuesday, June 11 in council chambers at Walhalla. At…

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Can we get a camera in there?

June 5, 2013

To help put a stop to costly vandalism inside Walhalla’s public restrooms downtown, the mayor has posed the question of whether a camera might deter the vandals. During a City Hall meeting last night, Mayor Danny Edwards made clear he’s not talking about a camera that would videotape someone inside a bathroom stall. He’s talking…

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Tree falls on woman

June 5, 2013

EMS and Walhalla Fire Department responded to a home on Lakeside Drive late yesterday afternoon and a report of a tree that fell on a woman. According to Fire Chief Doug Kelley, it’s believed the accident occurred as the tree was being cut down. The injured woman was transported by ambulance to the hospital.

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Fire station vote tabled

June 5, 2013

The community at Keowee Falls has donated property outside the gate of the home development for an Oconee County fire substation. But questions over the cost to pave a road to access the station prompted County Council to table a vote on a $219 and a half thousand dollar contract for Joel Davis Construction to…

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Echo Hills gets a new name!

June 5, 2013

In the end, Oconee County Council acceded to the wishes of its administrator in renaming the Echo Hills Industrial Park on n. highway 11. The council last night was handed a list of 10 suggested names—the result of a community solicitation as to what better to call the county’s newest economic development park. Moulder’s preference…

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Jail meeting inconclusive

June 5, 2013

A Walhalla participant in a meeting yesterday on Oconee’s jail project says he expects the city will receive a building permit application from the county within four to six weeks. And that meeting participant said Walhalla is “cautiously optimistic” zoning questions will be resolved. Yesterday’s meeting involving representatives of both city and county government was…

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  • August 29, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
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