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Schoolground incidents

May 23, 2013

Incidents at two Oconee County schools brought out deputies and other emergency responders. During the lunch hour, an accident occurred at Tamassee-Salem High School involving a student returning from an off-campus lunch trip with her younger sister. The vehicle accidentally ran over the student’s leg, requiring a trip to the hospital for that student for…

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Businesswoman perseveres to win civic club award

May 23, 2013

Maybe it’s Evelyn Owen’s nature or her enjoyment of serving the public. Whatever the characteristic, Seneca Rotary Club deemed her worthy of its prestigious Ballenger Award. The award, named for a pioneer in Seneca business, was presented today to Owen who, for 11 years, has owned and operated a restaurant and consignment shop on Ramcat…

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Footings to be dug

May 23, 2013

The first visible signs of building the new Walhalla High are to take place as early Monday. That’s when workmen are to start to dig footings for the buildings and facilities, according to Richard Alexander. Alexander serves as director of facilities and maintenance for Oconee public schools.  

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“Wild dogs” roam Walhalla

May 23, 2013

izer gun was zeroing-in on a pack of wild dogs believed to be hiding in a wooded area on the grounds of the former Avondale Manufacturing Company plant. Police Chief Ronald Wilbanks says as many as five dogs, as part of a pack, have been roaming Main Street and other sections of Walhalla for about…

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Four suspects in Seneca holdup

May 23, 2013

The police in Seneca say they have four people in custody in their investigation of a late night armed robbery at the Marathon gas station/ convenience store on the 123 By-Pass. Chief John Covington says he expects to identify the suspects and detail the charges later today. A gunman, wearing a mask, entered Marathon at…

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Grace Moxley wins Dorothy Friend Scholarship

May 23, 2013

A Walhalla senior with plans to enroll at the College of Charleston has won this year’s scholarship named for one of the co-founders of WGOG Radio. Josh Young, Walhalla High principal, has announced Grace Moxley as the recipient of the 2013 Dorothy Friend Scholarship. Friend was a graduate of the Journalism School at the University…

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Ann Rogers recognized by Governor Haley

May 23, 2013
Ann Rogers recognized by Governor Haley

A long-time volunteer with the Oconee Public Library, Ann Rogers, received a S.C. Governor’s Volunteer Award last week for her work with the South Carolina Room at the Walhalla Library. Rogers previously won the Sarah Mills Norton Award for Volunteer Service at the Oconee Library’s Volunteer Week dinner. The latest award was presented by Governor…

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Columbia man arrested after Westminster accidents

May 23, 2013

A 49-year old Columbia man has been jailed in Oconee County after what the police say were two traffic accidents last night in Westminster. Chief Dean Awalt said the first accident occurred when a vehicle struck a parked vehicle on Butler Street and then a pedestrian nearby. The Oconee Detention Center booking report lists five…

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Mayor and council headed out of state!

May 23, 2013

Clemson has called off its city council meeting scheduled Monday, June 3. Council members plan to be in Buffalo, New York for an International Town and Gown Conference. The association offers a network of resources to help civic leaders, university officials, faculty, neighborhood residents and students collaborate in ways to better life for all.

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Graham and 98 other senators “have Israel’s back”

May 23, 2013

The U-S Senate in a vote 99-0 vote passed a resolution to support Israel, in the face of what’s perceived as a nuclear threat by Israel’s Mideast neighbor Iran. And Senator Lindsey Graham, on the Senate floor, says the action is a bi-partisan agreement—rare for these times of politics. Excerpts of Graham’s comments are being…

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  • September 16, 2014 7:00 pmLeague of Women Voters of the Clemson Area
  • September 20, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale Fundraiser
  • September 20, 2014 8:00 amGolf Tournament to Benefit Juvenal Diabetes Research in Honor of Page Holcombe
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