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July rain total reaches 15″

July 29, 2013

A small amount of rain yesterday at Walhalla, combined with a little more than one inch Friday, makes for 15 inches for July—still with a few days remaining. Walhalla Weather Observer Barbara Wilson has been busy in 2013, keeping track of all the rain. So far, 58” through the first seven months.

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Booth to make summer commencement address

July 29, 2013

The president of Tri-County Technical College, Dr. Ronnie Booth, delivers the summer commencement address 6 o’clock Friday evening at the Anderson Civic Center. Nearly 350 Tech students receive degrees, diplomas or certificates. Besides families and guests of the graduates, alumni and other friends of the college are invited to attend the ceremony.

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Fire fighters take advanced training

July 29, 2013

Nine members of Oconee County’s fire service took part over the weekend in advanced training at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Making the trip were County Chief Charlie King, Crossroads Chief Ronnie Williams, Picket Post-Camp Oak Chief Jeff Heaton, Oakway Rescue Chief William Myers, along with fire fighters Brad Whitifield, T-J Harlos, Bradley…

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Jim Gadd moving on!

July 26, 2013

The seven-year executive director of the Oconee Alliance, a public-private partnership, is moving on. Jim Gadd has announced his resignation effective at the end of next month. Gadd says he’s moving to Orlando, Florida, where his wife, Elizabeth, has accepted a job with the University of Central Florida. Gadd helped lead a number of Oconee…

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OMC gets cardiac care kudos

July 26, 2013

Oconee Medical Center is not a heart-surgery hospital, but it does provide emergency diagnostic care and transport for patients in need of heart catherization. And, for the quality of those services, OMC is being recognized by the Greenville Health System Heart and Vascular Institute for ongoing excellence in the care of STEMI patients. According to…

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Sheriff’s Office reports drug arrests

July 26, 2013

Oconee Sheriff’s Office reports three drug arrests since Thursday afternoon. In each instance, arresting officers say their attention was alerted by either erratic driving or a vehicle violation. At 12:44 a-m Friday, a deputy stopped a Jeep Cherokee on the West-Oak Highway with no rear tailights. That stop led to the arrest of Jerry Lynn…

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“A free Outdoor Family Adventure”

July 26, 2013

Once again, the annual National Hunting and Fishing Day in Oconee County is designed as a free outdoor family adventure. Those who take part this year—Saturday, September 21 at Duke’s World of Energy—-can learn to kayak, practice shooting bows and arrows, enjoy lake fishing and test their fly-tying skills, along with many other hands-on activities.…

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OC BZA tidies up procedures

July 26, 2013

The Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals moved last night to avoid 11th hour requests to withdraw applications. What seemed like a sudden withdrawal of an application shortly before a recently officially-scheduled hearing caused some confusion, and last night Josh Stephens, county zoning administrator, recommended the board insist on some new procedures. “We want someone to…

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Grant strengthens fire prevention

July 26, 2013

One of the largest commercial property insurers has sent Oconee County a grant to bolster fire prevention. Representatives of FM Global presented $2 thousand to Shane Gibbs, assistant county fire chief. The money is to be used to help with pre-fire planning to efficiently collect and track data related to community buildings. This information is…

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Check your smoke alarm!

July 26, 2013

Two recent children fire fatalities in Pickens County prompts the Oconee Emergency Services to urge all Oconeeans to ensure that they have working smoke alarms in their homes. Each year it is reported that more than 2,400 children age 14 or younger are injured or killed in home fires. By having a working alarm in…

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  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
  • December 1, 2014 6:00 pmSeneca' Christmas Parade
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