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Bernie Sanders movement in Oconee County

July 29, 2015

If you intend to vote Democratic next year and are not a Hillary Clinton fan, there are at least four other choices—including a man of independent ilk known for speaking his mind.  Bernie Sanders of Vermont was elected to the U-S Senate as an Independent, but he’s running next year for the Democratic Party nomination…

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Dwight Fitzgerald

July 29, 2015

Dwight William Fitzgerald, 77, died Tuesday.  He was the son of the late Emory Chapin Fitzergald and Kate Fricks Fitzgerald Cook.  No formal services are planned.  Memorials may be made to Chauga Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 150 Chauga Road, Westminster, SC  29693.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.  Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting…

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Gowdy to address Clemson graduates

July 29, 2015

A prosecutor-turned congressman will keynote ClemsonUniversity’s summer time graduates in a ceremony that takes place next week in Greenville.  The graduation speaker will be Trey Gowdy, the Greenville-Spartanburg congressman, of late has been known for his dogged approach as chairman of the House Select Committee on the events surrounding the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi,…

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A lot of dust and dirt to clean up!

July 29, 2015

Workers at Walhalla’s Streetscape project are cleaning up and grading today getting ready for laying new curb and gutter on the Main Street block between Tugaloo and College streets.  On a second block, from College to Catherine, they continue to lay electrical conduit and the bases for the new light poles there.    

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9-11 memorial project infused by state grant

July 29, 2015

The new WalhallaHigh School is only weeks away from opening its doors.  And, next door, construction will start soon on a separate project to build a 9-11 memorial.  The group raising money for the project held its first meeting since word of a $200 thousand matching grant from the state government.  The committee has raised…

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New Duke building gets the OK

July 29, 2015

On the grounds of the World of Energy, Duke will expand its training facility for nuclear plant operators.  The expansion was made possible last night by a 3 to 1 vote of the Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals.   An exception was required for the project which will sit within a special protective district within a…

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Chest wound proved fatal

July 29, 2015

An autopsy, at which state police officers were present, shows the victim of Sunday night’s shooting in Seneca died of a wound to the chest.  Coroner Karl Addis said Zachary Hammond sustained a second wound to the collarbone, but that wound was not fatal.  Addis said the wounds are consistent with bullets from a .45-caliber…

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Award recognizes Seneca’s switch to all-electric buses

July 29, 2015

Seneca’s switch to a fleet of all electric-powered buses has merited an award from a state agency.   The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control named Seneca and the Clemson Area Transit winners of its “Spare the Air” award—symbolic of the city and its passenger bus service provider environmental-friendly efforts.  Word of the award…

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Fire renders dynamite safe

July 29, 2015
Fire renders dynamite safe

A small shed near LakeKeowee that contained dynamite was set afire yesterday for the purpose of making the dynamite safe.  After the owner of the shed found the dynamite, Keowee Fire Department responded to Doug Hollow Road and was joined eventually by the bomb squad from Anderson.  The experts advised local authorities that the safest…

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Dobbins honored as agriculture leader

July 28, 2015
Dobbins honored as agriculture leader

Dr. Tom Dobbins, state director of the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service, has been named recipient of the John W. Parris Agricultural Leadership Award from the state Association of Agricultural Educators.  The award was presented to the Townville native at a recognition banquet this month on the campus of ClemsonUniversity.  Dobbins is considered a national…

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Calendar

  • July 31, 2015 5:00 pmChristmas in July to support Heath's Haven
  • July 31, 2015 7:00 pmConservation Theory in Concert
  • July 31, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • August 2, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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