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DOT closes bridge near Clemson

November 6, 2012
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The S.C. Department of Transportation has closed a bridge in Pickens County on S. 18 (also known as 18 Mile Road) which crosses 18 Mile Creek near the U-S 123 interchange. The closure is due to piling problems that have caused the bridge deck to sink about one foot. The location is about seven miles…

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Steady to heavy voting

November 6, 2012
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Steady to heavy voting

Steady to heavy voting is reported this morning at polling places in Seneca, Walhalla, and West Union. The electorate is showing that a little rain, cool air, and some precinct changes are not deterring them from their duty to help elect a President and in the case of Oconee to elect a new Sheriff. The…

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Alexander to learn more this week

November 6, 2012
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Thomas Alexander, Oconee’s resident state senator, calls tragic the failure of the governor and her cabinet agency not to have done more to prevent a hacker’s cyber attack that exposed credit card and Social Security numbers of 3.6 million South Carolinians. At a point, Alexander said last night, he and his legislative colleagues will address…

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Projects deemed shovel ready

November 6, 2012
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The South Carolina DOT has deemed “shovel ready” four Oconee County federal-aid eligible resurfacing projects to be let next year to contract. And the public gets a chance to comment on any or all of them. The projects were selected for the 2013 Federal Match Program and are among 106 miles of roads in Oconee…

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How the election might turn

November 6, 2012
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Oconee’s seven-month economic development director ventured a thought last night as to the job-creation implications in today’s elections. To the annual meeting of Walhalla Partners for Progress, Richard Blackwell indicated that moneyed people are waiting to see how the election goes before they commit to investments. Notwithstanding, Blackwell said he thinks 2013 will be special…

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One year into the Edwards administration

November 6, 2012
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These are anxious times for all of the candidates in this year’s elections, but you need only turn the calendar back one year to imagine the nerves and apprehension that car dealer Danny Edwards experienced as he ran for Walhalla mayor. Speaking at last night’s Partners for Progress annual meeting, Edwards touched on what year…

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“We can’t let up, y’all”

November 6, 2012
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Tangy chili on a fall night wasn’t all it took to warm the hearts for the faithful of Walhalla’s Partners for Progress. They are encouraged for the future and the change it will bring to a town known as a gateway to the mountains. After hearing the mayor say streetscape is on the way, Partners…

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The day is at hand

November 6, 2012
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A light rain or, in some cases a sprinkle, has arrived in time for Election Day 2012. Apparently, however, neither rain, nor a recent hurricane, will stop the nation’s voters from their duty to elect a president. Nor will Oconee voters be stopped from finally deciding the office of county Sheriff. General Election Day is at…

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New digs at 223 Kenneth Street

November 5, 2012
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From Pine Street to a location across Walhalla is the path that the Oconee Veterans Affairs Office will take this month. Beginning the week of Monday, November 12, the V-A Office will occupy 223 Kenneth Street (the Oconee DSS State office complex.) Jerry Dyar, V-A director, said, “We ask for patience and understanding.” According to…

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Walhalla native joins bank chain

November 5, 2012
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Walhalla native Kimberly Blackwell has joined First Citizens as vice-president and relationship manager at the bank branch in Clemson. Blackwell holds a bachelor’s degree from Clemson University and a master’s degree from Southern Wesleyan University. She is also a graduate of the South Carolina Bankers School.

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