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Drought declared dead

May 9, 2013

All three reservoirs on the upper Savannah River continue to rise, and the Army Corps of Engineers has announced the end of drought operations. On Tuesday, the water level at J-Strom Thurmond Dam and Clarks Hill rose above 328 feet above mean sea level for the first time since March 2011. Thurmond Lake’s last extended…

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Shooting near Westminster

May 9, 2013

A man wounded by gunfire late yesterday afternoon near Westminster was sent to the hospital for treatment. A spokesman for the Oconee Sheriff’s Department described the shooting as a leg wound. Sheriff’s officers are investigating the incident believed to have arisen over a dispute involving a third person.  

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Senecans arrested in manhunt

May 8, 2013
Senecans arrested in manhunt

    Two Seneca residents have been arrested in a manhunt in Georgia, led by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms. Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland said Brandon Wayne Arnold, 29 years old, was wanted by the ATF for alleged illegal sale and trafficking of firearms. According to Cleveland, both Arnold and 25-year old Heather Elaine…

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Walhalla announces softball tourney

May 8, 2013

Dixie Youth teams from four counties are coming to Walhalla next month for a week-long softball tournament that city leaders hope will help showcase what the city can offer visitors. During a City Hall meeting last night, city council members commended John Galbreath, recreation director, for organizing the tournament. Teams entered are coming from Oconee,…

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Proclaiming a new farmers market

May 8, 2013
Proclaiming a new farmers market

The sign has been made. Now it’s just a matter of time before Walhalla opens its Farmers Market on Main Street!

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Walhalla alleges exploitation of vulnerable adult

May 8, 2013

The Walhalla police are alleging a case of exploitation of a vulnerable adult. Alerted yesterday by the DSS, the police arrested and charged a 37-year old woman with the offense of abuse/failure to report abuse, neglect or exploitation of a vulnerable adult. Lt. Paul Harris identified the woman arrested as Glenda Gail Goss of Tribble…

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OC mired over public lands and zoning

May 8, 2013

Questions linger as to whether Oconee County can apply zoning to public-owned lands, especially those in Oconee County that belong to Clemson University. And it may take a legal confab to clear it up. Last night Scott Moulder, county administrator, recommended County Council exempt all university-owned property in Oconee within five miles of Tillman Hall…

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Part of Dr. John’s Road closed today!

May 8, 2013

Part of a state road near Westminster will be closed today to through traffic. The state DOT is replacing a cross line pipe on the Dr. John’s Road and that’ll block through traffic on the road—between Brock and Weldon roads. A DOT official says local traffic will be permitted access.

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Audience restless over proposed tax increase and new fee

May 8, 2013

Last night’s large Oconee County Council meeting audience reflected restlessness. During public comment  several Oconeeans  railed against the idea of a tax mill increase and a first-ever road maintenance fee. One man complained, “We want a decent rate.” Another, Berry Nichols, in a reference to Oconeeans on fixed incomes, asked the county officials to imagine…

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PRWD renews commitment to GCCP

May 8, 2013

Pioneer Rural Water District is going full-steam forward with its plan to make the Golden Corner Commerce Park the home for its first treatment plant, and that pleased the only member of a group called “Stop Pioneer Now” who attended yesterday’s district board. Terry Pruitt, Pioneer general manager, laid out a timeline for Oconee County…

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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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