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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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City Hall roof to be fixed!

June 28, 2013

A roofing contractor driving by the Seneca City Hall could tell just by looking there was something wrong with the City Hall roof. He reported what he saw, and that led to the city’s insurer authorizing roof repairs. After an executive session last night, the city council agreed to hire a Greenville company, Turn Key…

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BASF granted special exception

June 28, 2013

Oconee County will make an exception to allow a manufacturer to put up a building—30 feet higher than the county’s limit. The Board of Zoning Appeals last night approved a variance to permit BASF to go forward with a 95-foot high building. The BASF plant manager, Frank Lansom-Scribner, told the board the building will house…

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A law enforcement career comes to an end

June 28, 2013

A 28-year career as an Oconee Sheriff’s officer ends today with the retirement of Jerry Moss. He steps down as an investigator-sergeant.

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Rare time that Duncan and Obama agree

June 28, 2013

For a rare instance, Congressman Jeff Duncan and President Barack Obama are in agreement. The issue that brings them together is the potential for the Gulf of Mexico to help meet energy needs. Duncan praised his House colleagues yesterday for passing the Outer Continental Shelf Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreements Authorization Act. The bill allows the U-S…

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SC senators divide on immigration

June 28, 2013

South Carolina’s U-S senators yesterday split their votes on the bill that overhauls immigration. It passed on a 68 to 32 bi-partisan vote. Lindsey Graham voted yes, but his South Carolina Republican colleague, Tim Scott, voted no. The bill provides for a military-style effort to secure the border with Mexico. It also offers citizenship to…

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Congregation told: “It’s better than you don’t understand.”

June 28, 2013

Yesterday crews on the Chattooga River discovered a new area underneath Sockem-Dog Rapid that even some river guides didn’t know existed.“Lower flows allowed us to search in some areas of Sockem-Dog that we hadn’t been able to see with a camera before,” said Incident Commander Buck Haney. “This is a brand new area for the…

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Final OK for Seneca’s new budgets

June 28, 2013

After last night’s City Hall meeting, a woman told the Seneca mayor, “Think of us poor folks.” Most Senecans appeared at the annual budget hearing disguised as empty chairs. Only one person spoke before the mayor and council gave their final stamp of approval to Seneca’s spending plans for the next 12 months. The largest…

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Prayer vigil for Thomas Hill

June 28, 2013

About 80 people attended last night’s prayer vigil for Thomas Hill at the Long Creek Baptist Church. Those attending included members of the body recovery incident team. Michelle Burnett, public affairs officer for the U-S Forest Service, in a statement, said, “We thank the Long Creek community for the support they continue to provide during…

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Former coach-teacher admits guilt and sentenced

June 27, 2013

A 40-year old Kershaw man who committed sex offenses against two of his students in both Oconee and Lancaster counties admitted his guilt this afternoon in Walhalla and was sent to prison for 20 years—the exact term of sentence requested by the prosecutor. It was an emotional proceeding for the victims of Richard Gardner III,…

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  • January 30, 2015Walhalla Civic Auditorium Presents Southern Fried Nuptials
  • February 1, 2015 10:00 amShellem Cline at Bethel Baptist Church Singing
  • February 5, 2015 5:30 pmWalhalla High School's Freshman Focus Parent Night
  • February 5, 2015 7:00 pmHoly Spirit Encounter Conference
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