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Senecans arrested in manhunt

May 8, 2013
Senecans arrested in manhunt

    Two Seneca residents have been arrested in a manhunt in Georgia, led by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms. Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland said Brandon Wayne Arnold, 29 years old, was wanted by the ATF for alleged illegal sale and trafficking of firearms. According to Cleveland, both Arnold and 25-year old Heather Elaine…

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Walhalla announces softball tourney

May 8, 2013

Dixie Youth teams from four counties are coming to Walhalla next month for a week-long softball tournament that city leaders hope will help showcase what the city can offer visitors. During a City Hall meeting last night, city council members commended John Galbreath, recreation director, for organizing the tournament. Teams entered are coming from Oconee,…

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Proclaiming a new farmers market

May 8, 2013
Proclaiming a new farmers market

The sign has been made. Now it’s just a matter of time before Walhalla opens its Farmers Market on Main Street!

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Walhalla alleges exploitation of vulnerable adult

May 8, 2013

The Walhalla police are alleging a case of exploitation of a vulnerable adult. Alerted yesterday by the DSS, the police arrested and charged a 37-year old woman with the offense of abuse/failure to report abuse, neglect or exploitation of a vulnerable adult. Lt. Paul Harris identified the woman arrested as Glenda Gail Goss of Tribble…

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OC mired over public lands and zoning

May 8, 2013

Questions linger as to whether Oconee County can apply zoning to public-owned lands, especially those in Oconee County that belong to Clemson University. And it may take a legal confab to clear it up. Last night Scott Moulder, county administrator, recommended County Council exempt all university-owned property in Oconee within five miles of Tillman Hall…

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Part of Dr. John’s Road closed today!

May 8, 2013

Part of a state road near Westminster will be closed today to through traffic. The state DOT is replacing a cross line pipe on the Dr. John’s Road and that’ll block through traffic on the road—between Brock and Weldon roads. A DOT official says local traffic will be permitted access.

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Audience restless over proposed tax increase and new fee

May 8, 2013

Last night’s large Oconee County Council meeting audience reflected restlessness. During public comment  several Oconeeans  railed against the idea of a tax mill increase and a first-ever road maintenance fee. One man complained, “We want a decent rate.” Another, Berry Nichols, in a reference to Oconeeans on fixed incomes, asked the county officials to imagine…

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PRWD renews commitment to GCCP

May 8, 2013

Pioneer Rural Water District is going full-steam forward with its plan to make the Golden Corner Commerce Park the home for its first treatment plant, and that pleased the only member of a group called “Stop Pioneer Now” who attended yesterday’s district board. Terry Pruitt, Pioneer general manager, laid out a timeline for Oconee County…

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County tells Walhalla it’s willing!

May 8, 2013

After a long closed-door meeting, Oconee County Council has directed its administrator to tell Walhalla that the county is willing to help arrange state prison inmate labor to restore the municipal swim pool. In line with the action taken after executive session, the county—through Sheriff Mike Crenshaw—would be responsible for housing, feeding, transportation and normal…

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Seminar tonight on veterans benefits

May 7, 2013

Oconee Veterans Affairs Officer Jerry Dyar holds a seminar at 6 tonight at Belvedere Commons in Seneca. The purpose: to educate veterans and their spouses on benefits and changes.

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  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
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  • October 5, 2014 11:00 amBethlehem Baptist Church's Homecoming
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