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Constituents fill Whitmire’s ears

December 19, 2012
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A state lawmaker admitted today his motivation to offer H.3174 is partly due to a failed attempt to convert Walhalla’s historic newspaper building into apartments for seniors who could forsake driving for walks across downtown. The project fell apart when a city regulatory board denied a zoning variance. But Rep. Bill Whitmire said a dispute…

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Josh Griffin valued new employee

December 19, 2012
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Westminster leaders welcomed new city employee Josh Griffin to their meeting last night and were quick to express gratitude for his work as a sewer department supervisor. Griffin was singled out by Councilman Reid Adams, among others, for his take-charge work running a crew whose responsibility is to reduce the inflow and infiltration that seeps…

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Biemann’s commissioning this morning

December 19, 2012
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Biemann’s commissioning this morning

After today, you can call him Second Lieutenant Henry “Deek” Biemann. At Clemson University, this morning Biemann is scheduled to be commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the U-S Army. Biemann, who has made a four-year commitment to serve as an Army nurse, is awaiting orders. But, for the foreseeable future, he’ll able to continue his…

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Walhalla Farmers Market to be reality

December 19, 2012
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A farmers market at a new Walhalla location is to be a reality in 2013. On the motion of James Powell, the city council last night approved an agreement to lease the corner lot at Main and N. Spring streets to allow local farmers to hawk their produce, in a season to run June to…

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Virginians have a look at Walhalla

December 19, 2012
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Those who intend to develop the former Oconee Courthouse into a lodging facility have begun to consider companies to manage the inn, once it is remodeled. Walhalla city councilman James Powell, whose father is one of the developers, announced at last night’s council meeting that a management company from Lynchburg and Williamsburg, Virginia spent yesterday…

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SCHP explains fatal crash

December 19, 2012
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The S.C. Highway Patrol has issued an explanation for yesterday morning’s fatal crash on highway 59, not far from the interstate. A spokesman for the patrol said a car driven southbound by James Rufus Brown, 79, of Willie Road, Fair Play attempted a left turn from S.C. 59 onto Brandon Drive when the collision occurred.…

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Architect airs complaint

December 19, 2012
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An architect who was denied a zoning variance that would have allowed the conversion of Walhalla’s Keowee Courier building into apartment homes for seniors elicited an apology last night from the mayor pro-tem. Although consoling, Councilman Tjay Bagwell’s apology fell short of what Lori Sons had wanted. Bagwell and his city council colleagues said they…

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Latest on a new police chief

December 19, 2012
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As an open session moved to a private meeting, Westminster leaders gave no clear indication as to whether last night would see an agreement to select the replacement for the resigned chief of police, Scott Bannister. Other than the selection of a chief would be discussed was as much as any of the elected leaders…

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Early morning fire in southern Oconee

December 19, 2012
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Rural Fire Control reports a home fire around  1 o’clock this morning inside the service area of the Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department. Fire fighters put out the fire on Timberlake Circle. No one reported hurt.

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Whitmire drops a second bill into the hopper

December 18, 2012
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For consideration in the 2013 S.C. General Assembly, Oconee’s Bill Whitmire has pre-filed a second bill, to change the law when it comes to how historic properties mesh with modern-day building codes. A former Walhalla history teacher, Rep. Whitmire seeks to change state law “so as to allow the governing body of a county or…

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