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Duke names new WOE director

December 18, 2012

Come the new year will come someone new in charge of Duke Energy’s World of Energy next to the Oconee Nuclear Station. The electric utility today announced the appointment of Barbara Gatten of Nashville, Tennessee to succeed the retiring Sandra Magee. Gatten, who comes from the Tennessee Valley Authority, will report for work January 2…

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Haley selects Scott

December 18, 2012
Haley selects Scott

In a state known long ago for segregation, South Carolina has turned to an African-American to serve in the U-S Senate. Governor Nikki Haley announces the appointment of Congressman Tim Scott to fill the remaining two years of the office opened by Jim DeMint’s resignation to take another job. Scott will be eligible to seek…

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Christmas cards to Sandy Hook

December 18, 2012
Christmas cards to Sandy Hook

A Clemson student wanted to do something to reach out to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Alyssa Hess started Tigers for Sandy Hook Elementary to encourage her fellow students and other members of the university community to send Christmas cards to the families and children affected by the shootings.

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Presents slow to come in

December 18, 2012

Organizers of Seneca’s annual “Celebrate Christmas with Heroes” are disappointed by the public’s response to this year’s effort. Mayor Pro-tem Ronnie O’Kelley says gifts are slow to come in. They are being collected in the back lobby of the main floor of City Hall. The deadline is the close of business Thursday, as the party…

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Arrest in major act of vandalism

December 17, 2012

A new arrest has been in what was a major act of vandalism last summer at the Oconee Country Club in the Richland Community. According to law enforcement records, a 17-year old neighbor of the golf course, Jessie Dewayne Shook, has been arrested and charged with burglary third degree and malicious damage to property. Golf…

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History to be made Thursday

December 17, 2012

A Clemson University student will make national history Thursday as the first woman in the country to earn a Ph.D. in automotive engineering. Ala Qattawi is among nearly 200 students in Clemson’s automotive engineering program who are pursuing graduate degrees in the male-dominated field. Qattawi’s work involves concept cars and technology to improve efficiency and…

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Roadwork priorities

December 17, 2012

Oconee County has set road paving priorities in 2013. Mack Kelley, director of county public works, says once the warmer season arrives and the required permits are obtained, county crews will asphalt gravel roads at E. Capewood and Dobson Cove inside a Friendship community subdivision and Links Drive and R-C Drive off S.C. 59. Kelley…

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Motel room burglarized

December 17, 2012

The discovery of an unauthorized guest led to an arrest on the charge of burglary in Walhalla. Chief of Police Ronald Wilbanks said officers arrested Jeffrey Alan Couch yesterday on the charge of burglary third degree first offense after the Walhalla Motel on E. Main Street discovered that someone had been using a room at…

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Community service award announced

December 17, 2012

The 2012 Community Service Award from the Walhalla American Legion Post 124 goes to Westminster’s Taylormade Golf company. Jerry Dyar, spokesman for Post 124, says, “Mr. Scott Austin and the folks at Taylormade have demonstrated just how much they appreciate our veterans and what they have done for our community, state and nation.”

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CU students plan service trips during break

December 17, 2012

Two groups of Clemson students are using their winter breaks to help others. One group is in Atlanta this week working with a project dealing with urban issues, including poverty, homelessness and under-privileged youngsters. Fifteen fraternity and sorority members are headed to the Dominican Republic to build a safe, affordable concrete-block home that ensures safety…

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  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
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