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BREC hopes to hold the lines on rates

April 11, 2013

Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative hopes to hold the line on its retail charges for at least the end of this calendar year. Charles Dalton, general manager at today’s Blue Ridge’s annual media luncheon, said, “If all goes well, the co-op is planning to finish 2013 without an increase in the per-kilowatt hour price our members…

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Jazz on Alley called off

April 11, 2013

With bad weather ahead, Seneca has called off tonight’s Jazz on the Alley. It will resume next Thursday night.

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The police sweep for drugs

April 11, 2013

The Walhalla police are trying to sweep their city clear of illegal drugs. Chief Ronald Wilbanks said in today’s sweep, seven of the 22 suspects targeted had been picked up and sent to jail. He said those targeted are accused of distributing meth and prescription medication. areThe sweep is continuing. And Wilbanks said his department…

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DHEC headed to Walhalla Pool

April 11, 2013
DHEC headed to Walhalla Pool

    DHEC representatives are expected at 1 o’clock this afternoon to inspect the Walhalla Swimming Pool. At this hour, city councilman David Underwood and county councilman Wayne McCall are there working on the pool, in hopes it can open this summer.

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Hearing tomorrow at City Hall

April 11, 2013

Walhalla has entered a new phase of its project to replace aging utility lines in a residential section that sprung up around a textile plant. And the city is about to send off an application for a Community Block Grant. The official hearing, for anyone to review what’s involved, takes place at 10 tomorrow morning…

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Small truck hits store building

April 11, 2013

The police chief says Westminster’s Bountyland Quik Stop is doing business today, in spite of last night’s accident just prior to closing. Chief Dean Awalt says a small truck that pulled up to the store on Walhalla Road at 10:30 lost its brakes, hit and broke a glass window. No one was injured. The broken…

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Weather Alert Radio recommended

April 11, 2013

The potential for severe weather into the night is a reminder for everyone to stay alert for threatening conditions, especially once you retire for the evening. And one way is to be equipped with a Weather Alert Radio which can rouse you from sleep in the event of imminent danger. Jimmy Watt, spokesman for the…

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After Hours at Our Daily Bread

April 11, 2013

A Seneca-based soup kitchen extends an invitation to the public this month to stop by and see what it does to serve the less-advantaged in the community. This month’s After-House, sponsored by the Oconee Chamber of Commerce, takes place Thursday, April 25 at Our Daily bread, 106 Jordan Street. And Tim Callahan, Our Daily Rest…

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Walhalla Lions thanked for their help

April 11, 2013

For its generosity and kindness, the Walhalla Lions Club is receiving plaudits from those involved with the project to restore Old St. John’s. Since 2009, the Lions Club has donated $2,600. The last fundraising breakfast, March 2, netted $500 which will be the club’s final contribution. Its members wish to return to their Sight Conservation…

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Harbor deepening impact on lake flows

April 11, 2013

A U-S Army Corps of Engineers’ official responding to concerns of lakefront homeowners says the deepening of Savannah, Georgia’s harbor will have no impact on outflows from the reservoir system. None, according to Billy Birdwell, senior public affairs specialist. Birdwell says, “The harbor itself will always have sufficient volumes of water to float commercial shipping…

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  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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