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Homecoming to be the last for 1965 school

October 9, 2014

Tomorrow’s homecoming at Walhalla High School is to be the last one at the location for the school that opened in 1965. And that’s why the school invites all alumni of the school for tomorrow’s occasion, as the Razorbacks play host to Palmetto High School. Next year the school is to be converted to a…

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Clements to co-chair national committee

October 9, 2014

At the request of U-S Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, Clemson University President James Clements will co-chair the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. It’s a federal advisory committee created as part of the America Competes Act. The committee is charged with identifying and recommending solutions to issues critical to driving the innovation economy.

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Westminster violated drinking water standard

October 9, 2014

Westminster water customers are being told that the city system recently violated a drinking water standard. But it is not an emergency and there is no action required on a customer’s part. A notice sent to customers reads, “We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants. Testing results from October 2013 to September…

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Runway project manager testifies

October 9, 2014

Plateau Excavation project manager Alan Hall said his company did not get state inspection reports from employees of airport consultants Talbert and Bright “in a timely manner. Hall testified for the plaintiff’s side yesterday in day two of the Oconee Common Pleas Court trial. He said the failure to receive those reports led to bigger…

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Rural chruch vandalized

October 9, 2014
Rural chruch vandalized

  A minister discovered someone had taken a street cone and placed it atop a headstone in a cemetery on the Poplar Springs Road near Walhalla. But that wasn’t all that was discovered wrong yesterday morning at the Poplar Springs Baptist Church. Someone had thrown a cinderblock through a window of the church. And now Oconee…

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P-T cruiser accident on I-85

October 8, 2014
P-T cruiser accident on I-85

 At this hour, a car accident on I-85 in Oconee County has resulted in apparent minor injuries to the driver of a PT Cruiser.  The highway patrol reports the accident northbound near exit 1.  At the scene, a black and white dog exited the car and ran into the woods.  Responders are trying to find…

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Biologist fights malaria parasite

October 8, 2014
Biologist fights malaria parasite

A team of molecular biologists, jointly led by Clemson University professor Jim Morris, was awarded a $151 thousand grant from the National Institutes of Health to identify new compounds with anti-malaria activity for a deadly parasite species that kills hundreds of thousands of people every year. According to the World Health Organization, there were about…

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Bonus recommended

October 8, 2014

If the full Seneca City Council agrees, city workers will see something extra in their paychecks.  At a meeting yesterday, the council’s finance committee recommended a bonus for all city workers—general government and utilities.  That bonus, according to city clerk and financial director Joel Seavey, would not exceed three percent of an employee’s salary.  

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2nd witness testifies

October 8, 2014

A second witness has taken the stand in this week’s trial at the Oconee Common Pleas Court.  Lee Patrick, general superintendent and site preparer for Plateau Construction, was called as a witness for his side in the damage lawsuit against OconeeCounty and Talbert and Bright.  Patrick testified about preparing OconeeAirport property for the project to…

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9 to 5 testimony by Scott Moulder

October 8, 2014

Scott Moulder, the Oconee County administrator, gave all-day testimony to start a lengthy, complex trial in which the county is defending itself against claims by its airport runway contractor. Moulder not only was questioned by an attorney for Plateau Excavation, but by an attorney representing Oconee and co-defendant Talbert and Bright. And he was questioned…

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Calendar

  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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