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Apparent drowning in Lake Keowee

April 15, 2013

A 35-year old Easley man fell from his boat to his death late yesterday afternoon in Lake Keowee. Coroner Karl Addis says the body of Charles David Keeney will be autopsied to assist with the investigation of what’s presumed to have been a drowning death. Oconee County 9-1-1 was activated at 4:05 p-m by a…

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Drive-by shootings

April 13, 2013

  Two homes near Seneca were the scenes last week of drive-by shootings, and the Sheriff’s Department seeks the public’s help to solve the crimes. The drive-by shootings occurred Wednesday during the early morning hours. First, just before 4 a-m on Gallo Way, not far from the Shiloh Road. The second, a little more than…

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Crenshaw statement on pool

April 12, 2013

Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw issued the following statement today to 96.3/WGOG NEWS on the possibility that prisoners will be directed to help return the Walhalla Swimming Pool to working order: “In reference to the inmate labor issue for the Walhalla City Pool, I have heard anywhere from 10 to 20 inmates being used and housed…

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Walhalla optimism for grant approval

April 12, 2013

Nearly three-quarters of Walhalla homeowners in target area qualify under the government’s low-income standards. And that leaves Scott Parris, the city utilities director, confident that a community development block grant will be approved to pay for replacing additional water lines in the Walhalla’s Chicopee Mill Village. The grant application is due Monday. This morning a…

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Pool has decent chance to reopen

April 12, 2013

A day after DHEC came to town, Walhalla’s representative to Oconee County Council, Wayne McCall, is liking the County Seat’s chances for re-opening its swimming pool this year. The Department of Health and Environmental Control sent a team of a half dozen inspectors yesterday, and McCall said he and the others awaiting their arrival were…

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Arrest in winter time house burglary

April 12, 2013

Law enforcement reports show a 26-year old Oconee County man arrested and charged with burglary second degree and simple larceny at a house that belonged to a deceased woman. The woman’s son discovered the crime when he went to the home on the Shiloh Road and found it ransacked. According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Department,…

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Walhalla students picked for Governor’s School

April 12, 2013

Four students at Walhalla Middle School will attend this summer’s S-C Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. Selected for the two-week program were Jesus Miranda, Gage Picotte, Skylar Stanley, and Mallie Lewis. Summer Discovery is a program for rising ninth graders interested in creative writing, drama, music and visual arts. Jesus passed the audition…

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CU students fight hunger

April 12, 2013

Clemson students starting Sunday are hoping that shoppers will think twice about the problem of hunger in their backyard. Members of a Clemson class are hosting a food drive at the Central Wal-Mart Sunday and Thursday. A sophomore from Pickens, Andrew Hendricks, said he and his fellow students will provide a list of items to…

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Teens to test their biology knowledge

April 12, 2013

Nearly 900 students from middle and high schools across South Carolina are at Clemson University today to compete in a biology merit exam. Some came from as far as Maryland and Virginia. The event is designed to test the teenagers’ knowledge of biology and, for some, the inspiration to get involved in science. Associate professor…

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WHS cost: action item

April 12, 2013

At their regular meeting Monday, Oconee school trustees appear likely to vote on exactly how much to spend to build the new Walhalla High School. And one trustee has confirmed she and some of her colleagues are wondering whether $55 million is too much. That’s the proposed guaranteed maximum price from the project’s construction management…

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  • August 29, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
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