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Sheriff becomes a Rotarian

May 15, 2013

Oconee’s first-term sheriff, Mike Crenshaw, is the newest member of the Walhalla Rotary Club. It’s a club that counts Senator Lindsey Graham as one of its members, and you can join, also. Those interested in visiting or becoming a member of the Walhalla Rotary Club, meetings are held Mondays at the Depot, starting at noon…

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Autopsies today

May 15, 2013

Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley says autopsies are planned today on the bodies of the two children allegedly killed by their mother yesterday in Dacusville. Killed were 7-year old Carly Ashelyn Simpson and her five-year-old brother, Sawyer Russell Simpson. The boys’ wounded father, Michael John Simpson, is in the hospital. So is the accused, Suzanna…

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Walhalla FFA finishing successful year

May 15, 2013

Walhalla’s FFA chapter is completing the year, having received a National Chapter Gold Emblem Award. Walhalla has captured this award three of the last four years and will receive this year’s award at this summer’s FFA convention at Clemson University. Josh McCall, agricultural education teacher at Walhalla High, serves as FFA advisor.

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Amendment 54 up for debate

May 15, 2013

Up for debate first thing this morning at Columbia is an amendment to allow private school and home school tuition tax credits and vouchers. And Dr. Mike Lucas, the superintendent for Oconee public schools, wants Oconee-Pickens Senator Thomas Alexander and the rest of his colleagues to vote no. Lucas blogs: “I strongly urge our senators…

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Seneca FFA awarded

May 15, 2013

The FFA Chapter at Seneca High School is one of nine programs in the state to earn a Gold chapter award, symbolic of strides made toward student development, chapter development, and community development. The award qualifies Seneca FFA to compete at the national level this fall in Kentucky for the chance to win a 3-star…

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An insider’s view of Streetscape

May 15, 2013

A Walhalla property owner who is an experienced builder gave the mayor and city council what amounted to classroom instruction, as the city embarks on a major project to inject new life into its downtown business section. The project is called Streetscape. Trehel Corporation co-owner Neal Workman gave Mayor Edwards and four of the six…

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I-85 chase turns fatal

May 15, 2013

A small car pursued by state troopers in Georgia went down an I-85 embankment and hit a tree. Yesterday’s accident left one person dead and two others injured. And parts of 85 northbound from exits 166 to 177 remained closed. Lake Hartwell Radio WLHR quoted Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas as saying deputies in Banks…

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Family members wounded and killed

May 15, 2013

A 35-year old woman accused of killing her two young children and wounding her husband in Pickens County is in the hospital under guard. Warrants charge Suzanna Simpson with the murders of seven-year-old Carly Ashelyn Simpson and five-year old Sawyer Russell Simpson. The father, Michael John Simpson, was shot and is a patient in the…

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Peace Officers’ Memorial Day

May 14, 2013

As proclaimed by the Oconee County Council, tomorrow is Peace Officers’ Day in Oconee County. Flags at county buildings are to fly half way. A proclamation requested by Sheriff Mike Crenshaw states, “It is important that all citizens know and understand the duties, responsibilities, hazards, and sacrifices of their law enforcement officers, and that law…

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OK sought to demolish old Seneca house

May 14, 2013

At its meeting next week, Seneca Board of Architectural Review will consider a certificate of appropriateness to allow for the demolition of a condemned house at 109 S. Oak Street. The house, which dates back to the 1870s, is now owned by the Seneca Presbyterian Church, applicant for the hearing. The board meets at 6…

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  • September 23, 2014 9:00 amSafe Harbor Invitational Golf Tournament
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  • September 28, 2014 10:00 amHigh Falls Church of God Homecoming
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