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Water leaders tour CU’s “Intelligent River”

May 16, 2013

Water chiefs from Washington and Columbia came to Clemson University today to look at technologies for monitoring and protecting clean water. Nancy Stoner of the Environmental Protection Agency and Catherine Templeton of South Carolina DHEC toured campus components of Clemson’s Intelligent River research. The project uses small, data-gathering sensors linked to a computer network that…

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Attorney enters plea in federal court

May 16, 2013

An Oconee attorney whose license has been suspended by the state’s Chief Justice entered a plea of guilt yesterday in federal court at Anderson to making false statements as part of a real estate investment scheme. Easley resident Scott Allmon’s license to practice law was suspended by order of Chief Justice Toal in January. According…

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Scott questions NLRB chairman

May 16, 2013

Some of the discord between South Carolina leaders and a federal agency over Boeing spilled over today during a congressional hearing. The Senate hearing was held to consider nominees to sit on the National Labor Relations Board. For his part, South Carolina Senator Tim Scott directed a question to Mark Gaston Pearce, NLRB board chairman,…

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Oconee student to be awarded at Carnegie Hall

May 16, 2013

A Governor’s School for Art and Humanities student from Oconee County is set to receive an award during an event at the end of the month at New York City’s Carnegie Hall. The hallowed music hall is to be the venue for an awards ceremony for Walhalla’s Cina Noel and other Gold Medal Scholastic Art…

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Auto theft and its connection to home burglary

May 16, 2013

The police in Walhalla say the capture of a suspect, they believe, will resolve two crimes—-a home burglary yesterday and an auto theft last night. That individual, Brandon Lewis Williams, 25, of Seneca was jailed at the Oconee Detention Center, charged with burglary second degree and grand larceny, according to Chief Ronald Wilbanks.  The chief…

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Thawing out cold cases

May 16, 2013
Thawing out cold cases

True to a campaign promise, Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw begins to apply some heat to his department’s file of cold cases—cases of homicide or missing persons that have never been solved. Jimmy Watt, department spokesman, says starting this afternoon details will be available on the department website and thru its social media links on the…

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What do you think of school spending?

May 16, 2013

Oconeeans next week get their annual chance to speak directly to the county trustees regarding what is to be spent during the next year on local public education. At their 6 p-m Monday meeting, the school board members will accept  comments and questions as part of their annual budget hearing. At last report, the board’s…

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Training completed!

May 16, 2013

Army Pvt. Brian Hawker Jr. has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson. He’s the son of Hannah Garcia of West Union and a 2012 Walhalla High graduate.

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State agency reviews PRWD’s plant project

May 16, 2013

A state agency’s evaluation finds logic in Pioneer Water District’s intent to build its first treatment plant. As required by legislation signed into law by Governor Haley last year, Pioneer Water authorized an accountant to conduct an independent audit. In turn, as required by law, that audit was forwarded for review by the South Carolina…

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OC planning commissioner leads webinar

May 16, 2013

An Oconee planning commissioner helps lead an education webcast arranged today by the South Carolina Association of Counties. The part played by commissioner Gwen McPhail, an Oconee agriculture businesswoman, centers on agricultural issues in land use: “All of South Carolina is developing rapidly, the population is growing, and there is no more land out there,…

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  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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