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Steps to protect from the cold

November 18, 2014

National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for South Carolina. With parts of the state expected to feel record low temperatures, property owners are encouraged to protect themselves against weather-related disasters. South Carolina typically sees an increase in home fires around the start of winter. According to the Insurance Services Office, the average homeowner’s…

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Power restored and classes in session

November 18, 2014

All Clemson campus buildings now have power except Sikes Hall, which is expected to have generator power by 2 this afternoon. Unless told otherwise, students should go to class. According to an announcement at the university, this morning’s outage occurred when a breaker tripped while equipment was being serviced at the main substation. The overnight…

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Car accident at Walhalla intersection

November 18, 2014

Public safety responders attended to the injured and cleaned up debris from an accident this morning at Walhalla’s W. Main and S. Poplar streets.  The accident involved a car and a Jeep between 8:30 and 9 this morning.  The police say the driver of Durango automobile was sent by ambulance to the hospital.  The front…

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Streetscape meeting at Clemson

November 18, 2014

The company that is helping Walhalla engineer its Streetscape project is involved in a similar project at Clemson. The city of Clemson announces that city officials, along with the company Seamon Whiteside, will hold a Calhoun District Streetscape planning meeting at 7 o’clock Thursday night, December 4 at City Hall. Seamon Whiteside will present some…

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Power outage

November 18, 2014

From Clemson, we have word of a power outage–apparently affecting the university campuswide.

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Dukes is hoofing it again!

November 18, 2014

At a young age, we are taught that a policeman is your friend. And Norman Dukes is a friend of Tamassee-Salem schools, where he works as a resource officer. For three years, in his spare time, he has been walking long distance as a fundraiser for the school. He calls it a Mountains to the…

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$10 thousand donation to 9/11 memorial project

November 18, 2014
$10 thousand donation to 9/11 memorial project

 The committee raising money for an Oconee County 9-11 memorial has received its largest donation so far—-$10 thousand dollars from Dr. John Harris, Seneca resident. The committee overseeing planning and fundraising describes Harris as having been moved to contribute after hearing Michael Fee of Reliable Sprinkler of Pickens County address a Keowee Key gathering about…

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Congressional hearing Friday at Clemson

November 18, 2014

Congressman Jeff Duncan has arranged a Congressional hearing at Clemson University this week on the topic of emergency preparedness. Duncan, acting in his capacity as chairman of a Homeland Security subcommittee, says the Friday afternoon hearing will focus on local, state, federal officials and non-profits working closely together during crises and preparing for threats like…

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Walhalla records 33-degree temperature swing

November 18, 2014

Walhalla saw a 33-degree swing in the temperatures—from a high yesterday afternoon of 55 to an overnight low of 22. And Weather Observer Barbara Wilson has one bit of advice: “Stay warm today.” The last two days have been kind to the area’s dry rain gauge. The 1.5” inches recorded was the first significant rain…

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World Diabetes Day in South Carolina

November 18, 2014
World Diabetes Day in South Carolina

 As part of World Diabetes Day, the South Carolina Governor’s Mansion was lit in blue to commemorate the day last Friday.  Governor Nikki Haley issued a statewide proclamation.  About 800 thousand South Carolinians are affected by type 1 or type 2 diabetes and more than 250 million people in the world suffer from diabetes with…

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Calendar

  • November 22, 2014Benefit for Mark & Jody Vissage
  • November 22, 2014 7:00 pmThe Miss Walhira Pageant
  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
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