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President’s Day is official holiday

February 18, 2013

The observance of President’s Day is an official holiday today, meaning regular county and state offices are closed. That includes the county’s libraries and the courthouse. Public schools are running on regular schedule, and the county school board of trustees holds its regular February meeting beginning at 6 tonight at district headquarters.

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Indian museum to open

February 15, 2013

The Cherokee Museum of South Carolina on Short Street in Walhalla is set for an official opening Friday, May 10, according to an announcement today by Luther Lyle, museum curator.

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Arrest made in Tamassee gun theft

February 15, 2013

Oconee sheriff’s officers have charged a 17-year old man with simple larceny and burglary second degree in their investigation of a crime one week ago on Kimberly Lane, Tamassee. A man came home to find a window open in his mobile home and evidence that someone had tampered with a sliding door. He discovered missing…

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County leaders hold Sanctuary Pointe meetings

February 15, 2013

The project seen as a “game-changer” for southern Oconee County has prompted meeting between county officials and the Sanctuary Pointe developers. At this morning’s meeting of the county Economic Development Commission, County Administrator Scott Moulder announced a series of ongoing meetings with those who intend to develop the Lake Hartwell peninsula at I-85 into a…

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Jocassee shoreline plan

February 15, 2013

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved Duke Energy’s plan to manage the Lake Jocassee shoreline. Twenty-four pages long, an order to modify and approve was accepted by the FERC February 4. A spokeswoman for Duke, Lisa Hoffman, predicts little change to the way the expansive body of water above Lake Keowee will be managed…

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Duncan sends back operating funds

February 15, 2013

For a second year, Congressman Jeff Duncan says he’ll return part of his office budget to the federal government. The hope of the Third District Republican is that the money, about $200 thousand, will be applied to pay down the national debt. The $200 thousand equates to about 15% of Duncan’s overall office budget. The…

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Mark Nix speaks to Seneca Rotary

February 14, 2013

A speaker from Columbia asked the Seneca Rotary Club today to keep in mind the important economic benefits that the local and state home building industry makes to the economy. Mark Nix, executive director of the state Home Builders Association, represents three thousand builders working to make a living, in spite of what he called…

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Jail named defendant in slip-fall case

February 14, 2013

A civil lawsuit alleging a slip and fall incident in the Oconee Jail has been filed in the Common Pleas Court. Filed yesterday, the lawsuit names Undre Randolph the plaintiff and Oconee Detention Center the defendant. It alleges that on July 14, 2011 Randolph, whom the lawsuit described as a “temporary resident” of the detention…

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Paratrooper returns stateside

February 14, 2013

An Army paratrooper who graduated three years ago from West-Oak High School has returned to the U-S after an overseas deployment as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Army Spec. Damian DesMarais (Day-muh-ray) is an infantryman assigned to the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. He’s the son of…

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Meeting promotes play every day

February 14, 2013

The value of play every day will be stressed next week during a national conference that’ll take place at Clemson University’s Madren Center. More than 200 experts in the fields of medicine, parks and recreation, health science, and education will address the benefits of play during lectures and panel discussions starting Sunday and continuing through…

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  • November 1, 2014Walhalla's Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
  • November 1, 2014 10:30 amMtn. Rest Cloggers Fund Raiser
  • November 1, 2014 4:00 pmCity of Salem Cruise-In
  • November 1, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
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