Something new at the Lunney!

Construction has started on the Bertha Lee Strickland Cultural Museum, Seneca’s African-American museum. In the meantime, Seneca’s Shelby Henderson is recommending people take the time to see a new exhibit in the nearby Lunney Museum. “It’s ‘Breaking Barriers—African-Americans in Space’” she told the mayor and city council this week. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Graham calls for a time-out

In a vote by the Armed Services Committee of the U-S Senate, South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham came out on the side of what he said is best for Americans and national security. The committee narrowly approved legislation that restricts transfers of detainees from Guantanamo Bay. The bill was approved 14-12. Graham made this statement, “In light of the Taliban 5 […]

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25-degree night ahead, Red Cross urges caution

Our forecast calls for the temperature to fall to 25 degrees tonight, but that’s not going to be the worst of it in what is building to be a frigid weekend statewide. The American Red Cross reminds everyone to take precautions when heating their homes—-especially cautious when using space heaters. Heating sources are the second leading cause of home fire […]

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Police to release picture of robber

From surveillance evidence the police have a picture of the man who robbed a convenience store this week in Walhalla. Chief Ronald Wilbanks says his department will ask the news media to display that picture in the hopes it will lead authorities to an arrest. So far, the robber is described as an African-American male. When he used a revolver […]

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Vandals destroy pool bathroom

Vandals destroyed the men’s bathroom at the Walhalla Swimming Pool. Police Chief Ronald Wilbanks estimates the damage between $7,500 and $8 thousand dollars. After the crime was reported yesterday by Recreation Director John Galbreath, the police discovered that the vandals broke into pool property by cutting a fence in the back. The police believe the crime occurred some time between […]

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Search for kayaker to enter third day

A two-state search for a missing Lake Hartwell kayaker produced the kayak, but not the man, Brad Hamby. Scott Krein, director of Oconee Emergency Services, said the kayak, along with personal effects of the 64-year old West Union resident, was found on the Georgia side of the lake—near the bridge. Krein said, “Using ground searches we have searched the shoreline […]

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Statewide recognition for Oconee’s Jennifer Moss

Jennifer Moss, assistant curator and education specialist for the Oconee Heritage Center, has taken home another honor—-this one with statewide implications. The Pendleton District Hospitality Employee of the Year has now received the state’s Hospitality Employee of the Year for 2015. She represented the Oconee and Pendleton organizations in Myrtle Beach, at the 50th Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Travel. […]

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Want to get Charles Dalton’s blood boiling?

After his talk to the Oconee Economic Alliance, Charles Dalton invited questions. But he warned his audience that if asked about the Rule 111-D of the federal Clean Air Act, he’d be liable to not stop talking. The president/CEO of the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, co-ops across the country, and co-op members are alarmed by the EPA’s insistence to carry […]

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Missing man’s kayak found

The kayak of the man missing at Lake Hartwell has been found–on the Georgia side of the lake, according to Sheriff Mike Crenshaw of Oconee County.  Crenshaw says his office has offered searchers the services of its helicopter to search for the man still missing.  So far, he has been identified as 64 years old and became overdue last evening […]

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New electric sub-stations to help grow south Oconee

New sub-stations constructed by Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative are positioned to meet growth in southern Oconee—especially in the areas where the county believes there’s a good chance for economic development. Charles Dalton, Blue Ridge president/CEO, spoke this morning about the new Port Bass substation and new transmission lines near Fair Play and how they are designed to serve what a […]

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