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Can we get a camera in there?

June 5, 2013

To help put a stop to costly vandalism inside Walhalla’s public restrooms downtown, the mayor has posed the question of whether a camera might deter the vandals. During a City Hall meeting last night, Mayor Danny Edwards made clear he’s not talking about a camera that would videotape someone inside a bathroom stall. He’s talking…

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Tree falls on woman

June 5, 2013

EMS and Walhalla Fire Department responded to a home on Lakeside Drive late yesterday afternoon and a report of a tree that fell on a woman. According to Fire Chief Doug Kelley, it’s believed the accident occurred as the tree was being cut down. The injured woman was transported by ambulance to the hospital.

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Fire station vote tabled

June 5, 2013

The community at Keowee Falls has donated property outside the gate of the home development for an Oconee County fire substation. But questions over the cost to pave a road to access the station prompted County Council to table a vote on a $219 and a half thousand dollar contract for Joel Davis Construction to…

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Echo Hills gets a new name!

June 5, 2013

In the end, Oconee County Council acceded to the wishes of its administrator in renaming the Echo Hills Industrial Park on n. highway 11. The council last night was handed a list of 10 suggested names—the result of a community solicitation as to what better to call the county’s newest economic development park. Moulder’s preference…

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Jail meeting inconclusive

June 5, 2013

A Walhalla participant in a meeting yesterday on Oconee’s jail project says he expects the city will receive a building permit application from the county within four to six weeks. And that meeting participant said Walhalla is “cautiously optimistic” zoning questions will be resolved. Yesterday’s meeting involving representatives of both city and county government was…

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Main Street resurfacing slated for Walhalla

June 5, 2013

A $500 thousand grant will allow for the resurfacing of Walhalla’s Main Street in its core commercial business area. City officials last night announced a verbal award of the grant has been followed by a letter from the county’s state “C” fund committee, the awarding agency. The resurfacing is to be done as part of…

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Second time proves a charm for OSD

June 5, 2013
Second time proves a charm for OSD

An anonymous tip led Oconee sheriff’s officers to a home near the Keowee School Road where they apprehended a 34-year old man wanted on three charges. Deputies apprehended Ronnie Joe Patterson and believe he hid beneath a camper at 120 Curtis Drive. It’s the same location where deputies unsuccessfully looked for Patterson three weeks ago.…

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Congressional committee hears from 3rd District resident

June 4, 2013

Third District Congressman Jeff Duncan issued a statement today after a Tea Party organizer from his hometown of Laurens testified at the House Ways and Means Committee’s hearing on the IRS. Diamne Belsom’s testimony came on the day of newspaper headlines that quote the new IRS director to concede Americans no longer trust the agency…

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Basin officially out of the drought

June 4, 2013

Just in time for summer recreation, the Keowee-Toxaway Basin is officially “out of any drought designation.” A Duke Energy announcement this afternoon says rainfall has improved storage in the utility’s reservoirs and met other conditions in the regional drought plan. The basin takes in Bad Creek and lakes Jocassee and Keowee. U-S Army Corps of…

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CU, GHS agree to research powerhouse

June 4, 2013

Clemson University and Greenville Health System are establishing what they call a healthcare research powerhouse to fuel growth in medical research and breaththroughs, create opportunities for faculty, physicians and students and accelerate the flow of research into the Upstate. The collaboration, announced today, will target job-creating start up businesses in the Upstate’s medical and bio-engineering…

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