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Duncan to take Clinton testimony

January 17, 2013

The U-S House Foreign Affairs Committee, whose members include S.C. Third District Congressman Jeff Duncan, takes testimony next week from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about last year’s terrorist attack on the U-S diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya. That attacked killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans: Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty.…

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Flat Rock Road reopens

January 17, 2013

Two cars collided during heavy rain shortly before 10:30 this morning on the Flat Rock Road near Walhalla. One responder reported no injuries though, for a while, the road was blocked to traffic. One of the cars involved was pulling a trailer.  

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PRWD holds first 2013 meeting

January 17, 2013

The board for Pioneer Rural Water transacted business during its first meeting of 2013. At last week’s meeting, according to Chairman Jerry Barlow, the board moved forward with its intent to buy property within the county’s Golden Corner Commerce Park for the construction of the district’s first treatment plant. Contractors’ bids will be sought by…

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Army COE addresses rumor

January 17, 2013

In spite of this week’s abundant rains, the Savannah River Basin drought remains ongoing. And this week District Commander Jeff Hall of the Army Corps of Engineers addressed the need to balance outflows during dry spells. “We updated our drought plan after a series of droughts. We also recently completed the 2012 Interim Drought Environmental…

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Laid-off workers to be re-hired

January 17, 2013

Workers who lost their jobs last year at a manufacturing plant in Rabun County, Georgia can expect to be returned to those jobs this year. Parkdale Mills, which runs a plant in Rabun Gap, has announced it is re-hiring about 45 laid-off workers

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Mountain road collapse

January 17, 2013
Mountain road collapse

Great Smoky Mountains National Park has closed Newfound Gap Road (U.S. 441) due to a landslide which undercut the road near mile marker 22 between Collins Creeks and Webb Overlook at 9:40 am. As reported by WFSC in Franklin, N.C., the slide is estimated to be a 200 foot section of road extending 1000 foot…

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Recruiting teachers

January 17, 2013

In considering a career change, have you ever thought about becoming a school teacher? The education non-profit American Board specializes in addressing teacher shortages in high-need subjects such as math and science, and this month will conduct a community information meeting in Walhalla to counsel career-changers on the chance to become certified teachers in South…

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Jail presentation tops agenda

January 17, 2013

A presentation on what to do about the jail is to be made by first-month Sheriff Mike Crenshaw during the next meeting of Oconee County Council. That meeting takes place Tuesday, beginning with public comment at 6 o’clock. Public hearings are scheduled on the Fair Play overlay and the sale of the former courthouse to…

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Upstate developers plead guilty

January 17, 2013

Two Upstate developers pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and await sentencing. According to an announcement by the U-S Attorney, William F. Binnicker, 47, of Easley, and Rufus G. Revis, 78, of Anderson tried to put together a real estate project called Riviera Estates. The government called Riviera Estates a straw buyer scheme…

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Membership meeting tonight

January 17, 2013

7:30 is the start time tonight for the annual membership meeting of the Oconee Medical Center Association. All association members have a special invitation to take part, as the membership tonight considers a resolution empowering the board of directors to choose its own members. The meeting will be held in the Oconee Room on the…

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  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
  • October 26, 2014 4:00 pmReturn Baptist Church's Community Wide Trunk or Treat Fall Festival
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