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Hydrologist Stan Simpson has a busy job!

July 18, 2013

As water manager for the Savannah District Basin, Stan Simpson has one of the busiest jobs in the region. The hydrologist keeps track of just how much water is filling the three reservoirs run by the Army Corps of Engineers. The corps’ latest declaration calls for outflows at the Hartwell Dam to increase from 15,000…

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PRT commission’s noon hour meeting

July 18, 2013

At a noon hour meeting today, the Oconee PRT commissioners face a four-item agenda: CVB funding for 2014, proposal for campground software, renew brochures, and Lake Hartwell access areas. The meeting, open to the public, takes place at the Heritage Center in Walhalla.

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Botanical Garden reopens, seeks volunteer help

July 17, 2013

Most of the S.C. Botanical Garden has reopened and seeks volunteer help to clean up the garden after the weekend flooding caused heavy damage. “The only area remaining closed indefinitely is the Natural Heritage Garden, which is the heart and soul of the garden,” said Patrick McMillan, director of the Botanical Garden. The Natural Heritage…

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Building owners’ lawsuit nears trial

July 17, 2013

A lawsuit by the owners of a condemned Seneca building approaches a trial date in U-S District Court. Federal Judge Tim Cain heard pre-trial motions this month in the case of Michel and Efford Haynes against Auto-Owners Insurance Company. The building, now owned by Haynes, years ago served as the home store for Harper Brothers,…

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Father’s appreciation to OC Sheriff’s Office

July 17, 2013

An Oconee father today expressed public appreciation for what’s called the fine investigative work from the county Sheriff’s Office that reunited him with his children. The four girls have been returned to the custody of Bob Bennett. The girls’ mother, Laverne Bennett, was placed in custody in Idaho and faces charges of custodial interference. An…

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Walhalla and Westminster to get political

July 17, 2013

Political fever will soon run through both Walhalla and Westminster. Those two Oconee County municipalities hold elections this year—each of which will take place November 5. This year Walhalla holds two elections simultaneously. One, to fill an unexpired term on the city council. The other is a general election to fill three other seats. On…

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“An opportunity with a private developer”

July 17, 2013

Oconee County apparently has an opportunity with a private developer interested in the Golden Corner Commerce Park in Fair Play. After an executive session, the county council last night authorized its administrator to proceed with negotiations. Administrator Scott Moulder declined to reveal specifics, but said the possibility arose as the result of the go ahead…

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The skinny on Streetscape

July 17, 2013

The showing of a 3-D concept video of how Streetscape might look in Walhalla generated questions and comments during a mayor and city council-sponsored meeting last night at the Depot. That video and opening remarks made by Mayor Danny Edwards elicited mostly favorable reaction by about 35 members of the public—including merchants and downtown building…

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Morreys get their audience at Pine Street

July 17, 2013

A Mountain Rest man and wife, critical of county government at this year’s budget hearing, got the audience they sought yesterday—a meeting with county officials that allowed them to make recommendations to improve government. When it comes to how tax dollars are spent for the public good, it was obvious at the start that John…

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Fallen hiker receives help

July 17, 2013

A hiker who apparently fell in the vicinity of the Keowee-Toxaway State Park in Pickens County received assistance during a search late yesterday afternoon. According to a report received, the hiker encountered trouble when he became dizzy and fell on the Nature Bridge Trail.

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Calendar

  • November 22, 2014Benefit for Mark & Jody Vissage
  • November 22, 2014 7:00 pmThe Miss Walhira Pageant
  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
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