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Power shift at the Oconee County Council

January 7, 2015

During the annual Oconee County Council organization meeting, the council’s newest members influenced change for 2015. And that change began with the election of District Two’s Wayne McCall as chairman, in place of Joel Thrift who was not re-nominated for another year. McCall was nominated by District One’s Edda Cammick, who took an active role…

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Accidents at opposite ends of the county

January 7, 2015

The driver of a tractor trailer truck escaped injuries yesterday afternoon when his vehicle left highway 107 at a sharp turn near the scenic overlook. Mountain Rest Volunteer Fire Department helped provide traffic control until a wrecker arrived. Late yesterday morning state troopers investigated an accident with injuries at the two-mile marker of I-85 at…

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Clemson golf superintendent renews certification

January 6, 2015

The certified golf superintendent at the Walker Course at Clemson University, Donald Garrett Jr., has completed the renewal process for maintaining his elite status with the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. Garrett has been at the Walker Course since 1999 and is a 28-year member of the national association. In order to maintain certified…

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South Carolinians should ready for the freeze

January 6, 2015

96.3/WGOG forecasts a low temperature tomorrow night of 15 degrees. That temperature, however, will likely feel like single digits. The frigid conditions are expected to begin to settle in South Carolina tomorrow, and the state Emergency Management Division urges everyone to be prepared. Freezing temperatures are anticipated the rest of the week, but fortunately no…

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Defendants want a dismissal

January 6, 2015

A proceeding is scheduled this month to hear motions in the controversial legal claim for back taxes allegedly owed for a privately-owned airplane kept at the Oconee Regional Airport. The attorney for the defendants will ask Judge Lawton McIntosh to dismiss the claim filed for Oconee County in the amount of more than $300 thousand…

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National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

January 6, 2015

The Oconee Sheriff’s Office will join law enforcement agencies nationwide Friday in National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day and hopes that you, as an individual, will take time to show your appreciation for the men and women who, at times, risk their lives. According to the National Sheriffs’ Association, between 105 and 203 officers, on average,…

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When it comes to fixing South Carolina roads

January 6, 2015

Whatever it takes to repair South Carolina roads, Bill Whitmire of Walhalla says he is going to support. The District One representative to the state House of Representatives looks forward to the opening of a new session of the South Carolina Legislature a week from today. Whitmire is starting his seventh, two-year term. As a…

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Nuclear industry takes heed of Japan tragedies

January 6, 2015

A spokesman for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission indicates the industry, including Duke Energy, is taking heed of lessons learned from 2011 when a large earthquake, accompanied by a tsunami, inflicted heavy damage to a Japanese nuclear plant. Nearly four years later discussions continue between the NRC and Duke as to how better protect Duke’s power…

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Rotary to hear from auditorium director

January 6, 2015

Bill Chiusano, executive director of the Walhalla Civic Auditorium, speaks at today’s meeting of the Westminster Rotary Club.

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Oconee home to 66 child guardians, but needs more

January 5, 2015

Oconee County is home to 66 guardians ad Litem, but can always use more. Michelle Norris hopes as many caring adults as possible will volunteer. Norris explained the South Carolina Guardian ad Litem program to today’s meeting of the Walhalla Rotary Club. At no fault of their own, children are often uprooted from their homes…

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Calendar

  • March 6, 2015Silver Dollar Concert
  • March 6, 2015 8:00 pmAndy Cooney’s Irish Cabaret at the Walhalla Civic Auditorium
  • March 7, 2015 7:00 amThe Walhalla Lion's Club Pancake Breakfast
  • March 11, 2015 7:00 pmUnited Assembly of God Celebrate Recovery
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