Free holiday meal offered in Westminster

A free Thanksgiving meal, for those in need, is being offered this year in Westminster. In some instances, home delivery is possible. The meal will be offered 10:30 a-m to noon Thanksgiving Day—November 28. You can go to the parking lot of Lucky Strike in Westminster and eat there. For those in Westminster, Walhalla, and Long Creek, delivery is available […]

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“Active Shooter Training” Saturday

Oconee Sheriff’s Office has announced “active shooter training” Saturday on a school campus near Seneca. Those involved will practice an active shooter situation in which people are hurt at Oconee Christian Academy near SC 188. The training will run from 9 a-m until 1 p-m. Both the Sheriff’s Office and the school stress the event will be training only. No […]

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Plans set for Tuesday’s forum

Plans have come together for next week’s forum for the six candidates for Walhalla City Council. Three seats are open in the November 5 election. Everyone is invited to hear the candidates give their vision for Walhalla and talk a little about themselves in the 6:30 forum Tuesday night at the Walhalla Depot. Registered city voters will have the chance […]

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Clemson to host 500 HS students for contest

Clemson University will host the 41st Annual Poetry Declamation Contest for high school students Saturday in Daniel Hall. The contest runs 10 a-m to noon. At 1:30 there is to be an awards ceremony. High school students from the Carolinas and Georgia compete in a poetry recitation in nine languages: American Sign Language, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian […]

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Textile maker expanding one county over

A major textile manufacturer is expanding productions plants in Rabun County, Georgia. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal this week announced Parkdale Mills, the country’s largest maker of spun yard, will expand its Rabun Gap production plants—to create 210 new jobs and invest $85 million. The location is 815 John Beck Dockins Road in Rabun Gap. Clayton’s WRBN reports hiring has begun.

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River kayakers found safe

Two Chattooga kayakers, identified as a male and female, are reported safe this morning—the result of a rescue operation last night. Shane Gibbs of  Oconee Emergency Services says  search and rescue started around 6:30 last night and concluded it upon locating the kayakers  a couple of hours later in the Earles Ford area of the Wild and Scenic River.  He […]

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State Park attracts autumn’s visitors

So many visitors flock to the Oconee State Park in the fall that the park superintendent can’t tell July from October, as far as the numbers of those who camp, fish, and enjoy other forms of recreation. And Joanna White, the park superintendent, says she and her staff are getting ready for an increase in park users for the last […]

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153 extension goes to public hearing

A project to extend a major Pickens County highway goes to a public hearing next week in Easley. The DOT hearing takes place 5 to 7 Tuesday night, October 29 at the new Easley High School, 154 Green Wave Boulevard. The public may review and discuss with Department of Transportation representatives plans to extend SC 153 from its existing terminus […]

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Brown Room now a showcase for technology

For decades, Clemson University has paid homage to one of the state’s long ago political leaders with a room in its library containing many of the politician’s keepsakes. If you’ve visited the Edgar Brown Room at the Cooper Library, you’ll have noticed his photographs, certificates, hat rack, desk, chairs and conference tables. Brown was a state senator, known as the […]

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Central wishes it to be known….

The Pickens County town of Central takes the Federal Fair Housing Law seriously. That law holds that it’s illegal to discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, family status or national origin. According to a public service announcement being distributed on behalf of Central, anyone who feels he or she has been discriminated against may file […]

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