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Adams: Call SC lawmakers about Local Government Fund

September 18, 2014

Seneca chef Britt Adams is a fierce critic of Oconee County government spending, but there’s one thing he’s in total agreement with the county policymakers. Adams thinks there are some members of the state legislature who are giving Oconee and other counties a raw deal. In an interview this week, Adams took up the call…

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Civil Rights pioneer Gantt speaks at Furman

September 18, 2014

Harvey Gantt, former mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina and the first black student to attend Clemson, speaks tonight on the Furman University campus in Greenville. Gantt, who enrolled at Clemson in 1963, will discuss his pioneering role in desegregation during an interview with South Carolina historian Ron Cox. “An Evening with Harvey Gantt” is free…

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National POW/MIA Day

September 18, 2014

Clemson University’s Army and Air force ROTC units hold a ceremony 3:30 to 5:30 this afternoon in Tillman Hall auditorium to mark National POW/MIA Remembrance Day. The ceremony will feature guest speaker Samuel Lewis, a retired Marine officer and Anderson County Veterans Affairs Officer. A 24-hour vigil will be held in front of Tillman at…

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Seneca church responds to hungry kids

September 18, 2014

A donation by members of the Seneca Presbyterian Church will feed 17 children through the Backpack Program operated at Blue Ridge Elementary School. The Adult Bible class at Seneca Presbyterian spearheaded the fund drive and encouraged all church members to contribute. The children who will benefit rely on Blue Ridge Elementary’s breakfast and lunch programs,…

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Bring your comments and questions

September 18, 2014

A good municipal comprehensive plan is chock full of a community’s hopes and aspirations. And the Walhalla Planning Commission invites the public to the Depot next month for a drop-in. Commissioners, along with representatives of the South Carolina Appalachian Council of Governments, will be there to take comments and answer questions. The drop-in will run…

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Home fire near Seneca

September 18, 2014

Home fire early this morning in a Lake Keowee home development near Seneca. Fire fighters were sent to the home of Charles and Annette Skelton on Delphi Drive around 1:30 this morning and, by 6 o’clock, remained on the scene. No injuries reported.

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Two-week trial to stretch to three

September 18, 2014

Oconee Common Pleas Judge Cordell Maddox complained yesterday that a medical malpractice trial, now in its second week, is moving at “a snail’s pace” and he told the jury the trial won’t finish this week. Maddox announced that the South Carolina Court Administration has approved a third week to begin Monday, September 29th. Which means…

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Joanie Bruce success story

September 17, 2014

Recently, Joanie Bruce “rang the bell” at the Oconee-Pickens Vocational Rehabilitation office to signify her success in achieving employment. Bruce was hired as a cook at Chili’s Too on the Clemson campus. The team at Vocational Re-hab helped Bruce gain a full understanding of the occupational options and helped her map a path to reach…

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New authority for code enforcement

September 17, 2014

Walhalla’s three-year code enforcement officer has been vested with new authority to act on behalf of the interests of public health and welfare. The city council Tuesday signed off for the final time on an ordinance that allows James Ashton, the code enforcement officer, to conduct annual inspections of structures from the outside. To have…

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Barn fire off E. Bearswamp Road

September 17, 2014

Fire fighters from several Oconee stations have responded to a barn fire this morning on the E. Bear Swamp Road—near Poplar Springs Road.  No one reported injured.  County Fire Chief Charlie King says fire fighters around 9:30 this morning found a barn engulfed in flames.  Because of the number of fire apparatus in the roadway,…

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  • October 31, 2014Faith Baptist Church's Fall Festival
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmWalhalla High Cheerleader Candy Giveaway
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmBoo in the Bay
  • November 1, 2014Walhalla's Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
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