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Search crews locate kayaker’s body

July 2, 2013

After 13 days, search crews have again located the body of Thomas Hill in the Wild and Scenic Chattooga River. Rainfall, however, has caused river flows to rise above safe levels. They hope to start this morning to recover the Tampa, Florida man’s body and return it to his family. “We have located Mr. Hill’s…

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Gaming machine ruling next week

July 1, 2013

A two-hour court hearing has ended in Walhalla, with a promise by the judge to decide the fate of Palmetto Skills machines seized this year in Oconee County. Not only does Magistrate Blake Norton have direct testimony to review, but a lengthy written case file that includes briefs by the South Carolina Attorney General and…

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Celebrate Stumphouse

July 1, 2013

Everyone has reason to celebrate the preservation of one thousand acres near Walhalla. The third bi-ennial picnic to celebrate the preservation of 1,000 acres at Stumphouse Mountain takes place Saturday, August 3 at the park shed, next to the historical tunnel. Organizer J-Harold Thomas invites everyone to bring a picnic lunch. Lunch will be served…

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Seneca halts one pickup service

July 1, 2013

The start of a new government year today for Seneca means a halt in one of the services by the city’s Public Works Department. Mark Krabbe, public works director, says a cost factor is behind the decision to stop curbside recyclable residential pick-ups. “All of our other residential services will stay the same,” Krabbe said.…

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In spite of rising levels, recovery resumes

July 1, 2013

More rain in the area has officials keeping a close eye on the rising levels of the Chattooga River. The effort to find and retrieve the body of the missing kayaker resumed this morning, according to Michelle Burnett, public affairs officer for the U-S Forest Service.  With one-half year of the calendar year now complete,…

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Year’s first horse death from EEE

July 1, 2013

The first death of a horse this year in South Carolina from Eastern Equine Encephalitis has been confirmed in an announcement from Dr. Boyd Parr, State Veterinarian and director of Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health. A foal from Sumter County that died recently tested positive for the disease. Two adult horses that died at the…

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An NRC request of Duke Energy

July 1, 2013

Before a change is considered, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is requesting more information from Duke Energy. It’s part of a current regulatory process involving the electric utility and the government agency watchdog. According to an NRC letter last week to Scott Batson, Site Vice President at Oconee Nuclear, the revision would permit each of the…

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Basic training completed

July 1, 2013

Air Force Airman 1st Class William Bates graduated from basic training in San Antonio, Texas. Airman Bates completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies. He’s the son of Willie and Rita Bates of Walhalla and is a 2012 graduate of Walhalla High School.

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Clemson woman’s ancestor played host to Earhart

July 1, 2013
Clemson woman’s ancestor played host to Earhart

Among the keepsakes for a long-time Clemson resident is a copy of the last known photograph of the famed aviator Amelia Earhart. Betty Higby recently showed that photograph to 96.3/WGOG NEWS and explained how her aunt, an Anderson resident, helped co-host a visit by Earhart—only days before the aviator and her navigator disappeared forever on…

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Cofferdam expert visits Five Falls area

June 29, 2013

A cofferdam expert visits the Five Falls section of the Chattooga River today, as the Thomas Hill search operation starts to reach out to others to get new ideas. Meantime, raft-based search and dive operations are planned both today and tomorrow. Next week, some national search and rescue experts plan to visit the river area…

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