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Former plant property “under contract”

May 28, 2013

Oconee County property that, for decades, was home to the Milliken-DeFore textile manufacturing operation is closer to a new use. It’s the 40-acres or so near the 93-123 juncture that backs up to Lake Hartwell. At this month’s meeting of the county Economic Development Commission, the property was referred to as a “planned commercial, mix-use…

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End in sight for new Anderson highway

May 28, 2013

Work begins today on the final surface for the East-West connector, a new multi-lane highway in Anderson County that should provide a safer way for motorists in the northern part of that county to reach Anderson shopping areas. Marty McKee of Seneca’s Thrift Development says his company envisions the official opening of the five-lane highway…

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Holiday weekend mishaps

May 28, 2013
Holiday weekend mishaps

No one appeared injured in a Highway 76 car accident around 4:30 yesterday afternoon about halfway between Westminster and Long Creek. On Saturday a boat capsized on Lake Jocassee. According to Charlie King of Oconee Emergency Services, a fishing boat scooped up two people out of the water—and the incident ended safely.

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“Honoring All Who Went and Never Returned”

May 27, 2013

“Lest we forget” and “Honoring All Who Went and Never Returned” were the answers supplied in Walhalla today to the question of why America celebrates Memorial Day. West-Oak Middle School student Caelee Norris and Walhalla High student Sydney Hood, first place essay winners, keynoted this year’s Oconee Memorial Day Ceremony, sponsored by the Oconee County…

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Walhallans at the White House now!

May 24, 2013

Members of the Walhalla Middle School Band are reported this afternoon on a visit to the White House. It’s part of their weekend journey that’ll take them to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to perform an arrangement of “Gettysburg” to be given Sunday at the battlefield. Accompanying the band members is Greg Day of Southern Wesleyan University, arranger…

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Alexander: $500M a start!

May 24, 2013

When the true need amounts to billions, $500 million sounds like a drop in the bucket. But State Senator Thomas Alexander and the rest of his South Carolina Senate colleagues apparently think it’s a step in the right direction. Alexander says he’s pleased to have been part of a successful Senate action Thursday to borrow…

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Contribution received for pool fund!

May 24, 2013

Proceeds from a golf tournament were added to the fund to help restore the Walhalla Municipal Pool to working order. Mayor Danny Edwards said he received a check for 16 hundred, 50 dollars today from Safe House on Laurel Street—from the golf tourney organized by Safe House. Work on the swimming pool is underway this…

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For now, an exodus from politics

May 24, 2013

A freshman member of Walhalla City Council will sit out the 2013 municipal election. Deek Biemann confirmed to 96.3/WGOG NEWS he won’t offer for a second term in November. Those who know Biemann expect him to one day return to local politics and government service. Ahead for him now are marriage and a military assignment,…

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Public school officials disappointed by Senate vote

May 24, 2013

Public school leaders are registering their disappointment this morning with a vote by the State Senate last night that approves school-choice tax breaks. Dr. Mike Lucas, Oconee Superintendent of Education, and Rosemary Bailes, District Two trustee, see the vote’s effect as allowing funds to be diverted from public schools to private interests—which they believe have…

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First line of defense: a life jacket

May 24, 2013

Memorial Day has become the traditional start of the summer recreation season, but everyone should keep in mind safety while boating and enjoying other activities. Everyone can make a difference by knowing and following all state-required safety rules and guidelines for boat operation. To help ensure boats have the required safety equipment for the number…

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