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Walhalla offered exclusive sponsorship

March 20, 2013

The executive director of Walhalla Civic Auditorium left City Hall last night with a promise that, at the April 16 meeting, city council will vote on whether to commit public funds to sponsor a pair of big-name country music concerts to recognize the auditorium’s 20-year history. The WCA’s Bill Chiusano offered the city exclusive sponsorship…

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Land deal for a ‘Y’/Wellness facility

March 20, 2013

The concept of a land transfer to allow for a full-service YMCA serving Oconee County is A-OK with the County Council. On legal advice from its attorney, Oconee County Council last night approved the concept of a land transfer in which about 20 acres of undeveloped property on Oconee Medical Center grounds would be dealt…

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Former CU worker arrested

March 19, 2013

A former bookstore employee at Clemson University has been arrested. A university announcement states David Reed Graham, 37 years old, was arrested and charged with breach of trust. According to campus police, return refunds were allegedly deposited into Graham’s personal bank account. The police say seven deposits totaling more than $2,100 were made to Graham’s…

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Choestoea Road accident

March 19, 2013

State troopers reported an accident shortly after 3:30 this afternoon has left Choestoea Road at the Dr. John’s Road near Westminster blocked to passing traffic. Injuries are reported in that accident.

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Trial recesses until tomorrow

March 19, 2013

The judge has sent the jury and all other parties home for the night in S.C. v. Temple. The Oconee General Sessions trial is to resume at 10 in the morning.

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Co-defendant turns State’s evidence

March 19, 2013

A co-defendant who turned State’s evidence testified in Oconee General Sessions Court against the man with whom she was arrested last summer when the police pushed open a guest’s room door at Seneca’s Town and Country Motel. The police, armed with a search warrant, arrested and charged the two people inside the room with drug…

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SPD warrant officer heads to Orangeburg

March 19, 2013

The warrant officer for the Seneca police has gone to Orangeburg County today to bring back a suspect in a case alleging unlawful communication. According to John Covington, Seneca police chief, the suspect was arrested yesterday by Orangeburg authorities and is to be brought back to Oconee County to face charges in an incident alleged…

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Not one dollar more

March 19, 2013

The local taxes that Oconeeans pay through the years for their public schools have made for dramatic knock-down, drag out sessions with the County Council. But Dr. Michael Thorsland, assistant superintendent for school district operations, envisions a budget process without major squabbles. Because, as Thorsland put it today, district administration expects to recommend holding the…

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Liquor-by-the-drink vote today

March 19, 2013

Voters in the Franklin County, Georgia town of Carnesville are voting today on whether to allow liquor-by-the-drink. According to Lake Hartwell Radio WLHR, the referendum was created several months ago when the Carnesville city council approved putting a request from the owner of a restaurant to the electorate. The Carnesville mayor has said that, until…

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Redesigning Grade 12

March 19, 2013

By the time public school students arrive at the 12th grade, they tend to coast through their final year of high school. But, perhaps, no longer. Dr. Mike Lucas, Oconee superintendent of education, today announced the 12th grade school year is being redesigned, with the help of Tri-County Technical College. “Try to make it more…

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  • 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
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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