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Deputy graduates tomorrow!

July 18, 2013

Oconee County deputy sheriff John Aguilar graduates tomorrow from the basic law enforcement class at the S-C Criminal Justice Academy in Columbia. Aguilar and other graduates come from 17 of the state’s 46 counties. Senator Tim Scott will make the featured address at the ceremony.

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Walhalla home fire

July 18, 2013

At this hour, fire fighters remain at the scene of a mobile home fire, behind the former Dairy Queen at West Union. Late word is the fire has been put out.

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Seneca road work going to bid

July 18, 2013

A project to re-make a section of a lengthy street in Seneca goes to bid in two weeks, according to an announcement this morning by a city official. Mike Greenman told Oconee’s state transportation committee that contractors’ bids for work on N. Townville Street are due by Thursday, August 1. Greenman says there will be…

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State funds OK’d for OC and Westminster

July 18, 2013

At a Walhalla meeting this morning, South Carolina “C” Fund money was approved for Oconee County and the city of Westminster. The county’s state transportation committee, chaired by Sam Dickson, took the action. At the request of Mack Kelley, director of Oconee Public Works, the committee granted $408 thousand—the estimated cost of more than five…

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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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Calendar

  • 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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