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Group to tour Greenwood today

October 29, 2014

An Oconee County group will make a one-day tour today of Greenwood, with the expectation that they’ll see some things that’ll be instructive for municipalities that want to do more about revitalization. Phil Shirley, director of Oconee Parks, Recreation and Tourism, says those leaving for the trip today represent the county, three of its municipalities,…

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Change seen at Sanctuary Pointe

October 29, 2014

Change noticed at Sanctuary Pointe 0730, Wed., 29 October 2014..lrm A gate has now been installed at the front of the property under lease by the group that hopes to develop a two-mile peninsula on Lake Hartwell, at exit one in Fair Play. And those who’ve looked at the front of the Sanctuary Pointe project…

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Tom Ervin exits race for Governor

October 29, 2014

When he visited Walhalla last month, Tom Ervin vowed he was going to win the race for Governor. But now the Independent Republican from Anderson has pulled out of the race, a week before the election, and has cast his support to Democrat Vincent Sheheen in Sheheen’s quest to defeat Republican incumbent Nikki Haley. In…

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Mayor’s belief in the downtown could translate

October 29, 2014

  Part of Dan Alexander’s strategy for a better Seneca is to talk up a rebirth for a downtown hit hard when shopping centers began to pop up near the edge of the city limits. The Seneca mayor, however, may some day put some of his own money into what he envisions downtown. Alexander confirmed…

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Ebola response plan

October 29, 2014

The Greenville Health System has developed plans to help manage Ebola patients both at GHS hospitals, such as Oconee Memorial, and throughout the Upstate as part of a statewide regional referral system. More details about the regional system are to be released later this week. GHS officials say they already had extensive protocols in place…

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“Call to Action” staged against domestic violence

October 29, 2014

About 250 people rallied last night in Walhalla to hear a message for them to use faith and get involved in helping to eliminate domestic violence. Among the speakers, Becky Callaham of the domestic shelter organization Safe Harbor said most victims of domestic violence are not hearing their pastors speak about the subject. Callaham added,…

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Cars of the future to be demonstrated in Greenville

October 28, 2014

Cars that drive themselves, electric vehicles that charge wirelessly and other automotive technology that once seemed straight out of science fiction will be put in the spotlight this week when automotive experts from throughout the Southeast gather in Greenville. An event Thursday and Friday will showcase the growing research and development capabilities in South Carolina’s…

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John Dalen champions a lawsuit

October 28, 2014

A Westminster businessman who has been fighting a bank’s attempt to foreclose on his home is spreading the word about a lawsuit that originated nearly 300 miles away. And John Dalen says if the plaintiffs succeed, it could mean money for Oconee County government. At a recent Oconee County Council meeting, Dalen handed out copies…

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Whitewater Falls work project

October 28, 2014

The U-S Forest Service plans to replace water lines at the Whitewater Falls Recreation Area in Jackson County, North Carolina beginning Monday, November 17 and finishing Wednesday, November 26. The work depends on the weather, and the recreation area will remain open during the project. Access and egress will be limited to one lane. The…

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South Carolina’s early voting is absentee

October 28, 2014

Unlike some states, South Carolina does not offer early voting. But there is a way to beat the rush on Election Day. If you qualify, you can vote absentee. Some of the common qualifications to vote absentee are persons 65 and older, physically disabled persons, and those who plan to be on vacation on Election…

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  • November 1, 2014Walhalla's Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
  • November 1, 2014 10:30 amMtn. Rest Cloggers Fund Raiser
  • November 1, 2014 4:00 pmCity of Salem Cruise-In
  • November 1, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
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