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Small truck hits store building

April 11, 2013

The police chief says Westminster’s Bountyland Quik Stop is doing business today, in spite of last night’s accident just prior to closing. Chief Dean Awalt says a small truck that pulled up to the store on Walhalla Road at 10:30 lost its brakes, hit and broke a glass window. No one was injured. The broken…

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Weather Alert Radio recommended

April 11, 2013

The potential for severe weather into the night is a reminder for everyone to stay alert for threatening conditions, especially once you retire for the evening. And one way is to be equipped with a Weather Alert Radio which can rouse you from sleep in the event of imminent danger. Jimmy Watt, spokesman for the…

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After Hours at Our Daily Bread

April 11, 2013

A Seneca-based soup kitchen extends an invitation to the public this month to stop by and see what it does to serve the less-advantaged in the community. This month’s After-House, sponsored by the Oconee Chamber of Commerce, takes place Thursday, April 25 at Our Daily bread, 106 Jordan Street. And Tim Callahan, Our Daily Rest…

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Walhalla Lions thanked for their help

April 11, 2013

For its generosity and kindness, the Walhalla Lions Club is receiving plaudits from those involved with the project to restore Old St. John’s. Since 2009, the Lions Club has donated $2,600. The last fundraising breakfast, March 2, netted $500 which will be the club’s final contribution. Its members wish to return to their Sight Conservation…

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Harbor deepening impact on lake flows

April 11, 2013

A U-S Army Corps of Engineers’ official responding to concerns of lakefront homeowners says the deepening of Savannah, Georgia’s harbor will have no impact on outflows from the reservoir system. None, according to Billy Birdwell, senior public affairs specialist. Birdwell says, “The harbor itself will always have sufficient volumes of water to float commercial shipping…

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Brush fire extinguished

April 10, 2013

A controlled burn created a brush fire early this afternoon inside the Salem Fire Department service territory. Fire burned an area of about 100 feet by 125 feet along Stamp Creek Road. Some yard implements were lost in the fire, according to one fire fighter.

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I-85 accident

April 10, 2013

State troopers report injuries early this afternoon in an accident on I-85 in Anderson County. The accident was reported around 1 o’clock at the four-mile marker, northbound side.

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Pre-trial motions today at Walhalla

April 10, 2013

Pre-trial motions resumed this morning in what’s described as a complicated Oconee County legal dispute involving a Lake Keowee town home project. Should the case titled Stoneledge at Lake Keowee Owners’ Association against IMK Development Company reach trial, the trial  might take three weeks and make for the longest Oconee civil trial since 2008 when…

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Prescribed burn in NC

April 10, 2013

If your view today of the mountains is smoky, there’s good reason. The Forest Service in North Carolina has announced a prescribed burn of 850 acres southwest of Sylva. The burn site is near the border of Macon and Jackson counties. Smoke may be visible at times, and visitors should avoid the area of the…

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Westminster man arrested

April 10, 2013
Westminster man arrested

A 52-year old Westminster man has been arrested and charged with grand larceny and burglary second degree. According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Department, the case involves break-ins and thefts on two occasions at 397 Battlecreek Road in Long Creek. During the first incident, between February 1 and March 13, Charles Stephen Haynes is accused of…

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