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Banners to mark King Way

January 16, 2013
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Money available in a Seneca Community Development Block Grant account will determine how many banners will fly to mark S. Sixth Street as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Ed Halbig, director of community planning and development, says he has the blessings of NAACP leaders to pursue five-foot-high banners to be placed on the city’s…

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Legionnaires own their building

January 16, 2013
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For the longest time it was thought or assumed that the city of Westminster owned the American Legion building on Lucky Street. But the city administrator says a title search revealed the Legion Post the owner, even though the city has been paying the utility bills. After an executive session, the city council voted last…

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Car window smashed and purse taken

January 16, 2013
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Forty-five minutes after a store employee parked her car in front Applewood shopping center, someone broke the driver’s side window and stole a purse. That purse contained credit cards and other financial documents. A co-worker noticed the broken car window and alerted the victim. The Oconee County Sheriff’s Department is investigating.

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Impressive rain totals

January 16, 2013
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Impressive rain measurements are being taken this week in Walhalla, by Barbara Wilson, the Official U-S Weather Observer. In one, 24-hour period alone, 2.18″. For the month, total approximates 5″.

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Halfway home

January 16, 2013
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The academic year in the Oconee public school system has passed the halfway mark. As noted by Superintendent Mike Lucas, the 90th day of instruction was completed yesterday. The final day of the year is scheduled June 6.

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Echo Hills makes the grade

January 16, 2013
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Oconee’s economic development recruiter, Richard Blackwell, announced yesterday that Echo Hills, an industrial park in phase one preparation, has made the grade to be a suitable location for a call-data business center. Blackwell says his office has been able to convince two site consultants that Echo Hills on highway 11 is a viable location for…

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Let’s talk about it!

January 16, 2013
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Major projects are underway at the Oconee Nuclear Station, and the NRC wants to talk about them. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will send staff to the Oconee Nuclear Station this month for a meeting, part of which will be open to the public. The meeting takes place 1 to 4 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, January 30…

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Duncan tries to strip money for lawyers

January 16, 2013
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Congressman Jeff Duncan failed to get his way, but he had his say. Duncan co-sponsored an amendment to the Sandy Relief bill for a 1.6% across the board cut to discretionary spending, but the amendment was defeated 202-217. The Third District Republican took to the House floor to inveigh against a provision in the hurricane…

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New Sheriff to speak

January 16, 2013
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Pickens County Sheriff Rick Clark speaks tomorrow night to a meeting of the Pickens County Republican Party. The 7 o’clock meeting takes place at the City Hall in Pickens.

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A Walhalla-Oconee County consolidation

January 15, 2013
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Walhalla has taken a decision to consolidate its building codes office with that of Oconee County. Mayor Danny Edwards calls it a money-saving move and insists it has nothing to with the recent controversy over a staff decision to deny a zoning variance to remodel the Keowee Courier building. According to Edwards, John DiIonno, who…

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  • April 19, 2014 8:00 amBenefit Hot Dog and Yard Sale
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