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Walhalla Pool filling with water

July 24, 2013
Walhalla Pool filling with water

The re-habilitated Walhalla Swimming Pool is refilling with water—a sign that its opening will take place before the summer season finishes. This afternoon the re-painted pool was filling with the thousands of gallons of water needed and, according to Rudy Still, is a couple of feet short of “full pool.” County Councilman Wayne McCall says…

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No lockers, no problem, says principal

July 24, 2013

When Oconee school trustees settled on a final price to build the new Walhalla High School, they elected to forego student lockers and save a couple of hundred thousands of dollars. Besides saving money, they’ll be saving space that’ll make hallway traffic move smoother. But in winter when students come to school in coats and…

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Descendants of historical families gather for reunion

July 24, 2013

Descendants of some of the “founding families” in Oconee, Pickens and Anderson counties gather this weekend at Clemson University to explore their roots. More than 100 people related to the Calhoun, Clemson, Pickens and Ravenel families are expected for the Friday-thru-Sunday reunion. They’ll tour three historic homes, examine facts, and documents and learn about their…

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Woman charged with Seneca bank bomb threats

July 24, 2013

The police have arrested and charged a 31-year old woman with telephoning two bomb threats to the Seneca branch of South Carolina Bank and Trust. Melissa Ann Barksdale of the Shiloh Road was arrested yesterday on warrants charging her with telephoning the bank twice the morning of May 28 and claiming a bomb was in…

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Company to invest $1 million in Seneca

July 24, 2013

A company will invest $1 million  and create five new jobs in Seneca. The company is called COE Optics, described as a leading provider of optical research and development solutions. The five jobs are to be highly-skilled research intensive positions, according to an announcement by the office of Oconee Economic Development. “We are grateful for…

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Church hires new youth director

July 24, 2013

Walhalla’s St. Luke United Methodist Church filled its part-time position of Youth Director with the hiring of Lydia Dever—a mother of three children, including twin girls. Dever began work July 1, just in time to take part in the Salkahatchie project in Bamberg. Each summer the youth of St. Luke join other youth groups around…

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Libraries uneasy over new assignwent

July 24, 2013
Libraries uneasy over new assignwent

Oconee libraries are uncomfortable with a new duty that the chairman of the county board of trustees describes as having been suddenly put to them. It’s that role of being a connection point for those applying for state unemployment benefits. The matter came up during this week’s meeting of the library trustees, according to Chairman…

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Fire fighters shuttle water in training exercise

July 24, 2013
Fire fighters shuttle water in training exercise

Members of four rural Oconee County fire departments took part last weekend in a training exercise in which they shuttled water from one location to another. Having the ability to quickly transport water, according to Oconee Fire Chief Charlie King, is essential in areas where no or few hydrants exist. The focus of last Saturday’s…

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One-cent tax ballot-bound

July 24, 2013

Members of Oconee County Council now have a timeline for a capital project one-cent sales tax proposition to land on next year’s General Election ballot. Art Holbrooks, county strategic planner, gave the members of the council’s budget and finance committee a list of dates to meet to qualify a one-cent sales tax as a referendum…

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Dexter gets combative about GCCP

July 24, 2013

During a committee meeting last night, Oconee County Councilman Reg Dexter complained about what he sees as a further delay in extending sewer service to the Golden Corner Commerce Park. Dexter made no secret of his displeasure after County Administrator Scott Moulder reported that the state Department of Commerce won’t release funds for one portion…

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