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AT THIS HOUR!

August 19, 2014

The U-S Forest Service is in Walhalla holding “break out” sessions with members of the public with interest in how the government agency manages the upper corridor of the Wild and Scenic Chattooga River.  Because the famed river passes by three states, Forest Service representatives from South Carolina, Georgia, and North Carolina are leading today’s…

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Car chase UPDATE!

August 19, 2014

A car stolen Sunday in Salem turned up today in the vicinity of West Union where stop sticks employed by the police succeeded in stopping the car and the eventual apprehension  of one person.  Sheriff Mike Crenshaw this afternoon said the traffic stop occurred on highway 11, north of West Union.  Crenshaw said a suspect…

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Police chase makes for excitement in Walhalla

August 19, 2014

A chase by the police up and down Main Street created excitement this afternoon in downtown Walhalla. County squad cars were seen flying thru town with their sirens on—at one time headed west on Main Street, only to reverse course and go east. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said the chase started when an investigator spotted a…

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Street and highway matters for Westminster

August 19, 2014

At its August meeting today, Westminster City Council will consider a request of the DOT to evaluate the traffic signal at 123 and Oak Street for a left turn signal onto Oak. The council will consider placing 15 mile an hour speed limits on Ann Davis Street and Willow Row and a list of street…

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New employer announced for Anderson County

August 19, 2014

A tire recycler and rubber manufacturer, based in Moncks Corner, is announcing a new facility in Anderson. Viva Recycling plans a near $7 million investment that, over five years, is expected to create 14 new jobs. Viva separates the scrap tires and other selected industrial rubber scrap into rubber, steel and fiber. The recycling operation…

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I-85 re-surfacing continues

August 19, 2014

The re-surfacing of an 11-mile stretch of I-85 is a project that continues across the Oconee and Anderson stretches of the interstate highway. The work is being done on the northbound lanes. Josh Makison, resident construction engineer for the DOT, predicts the project should finish by October 31. In the meantime, next month is the…

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Chef addresses Oconee trustees

August 19, 2014

The start of a school year is not only the time for teachers to organize their classrooms. It’s a time for the lunchroom managers to figure out how to interest more students and teachers in school-served breakfast and lunch. Two members of the district’s meal providers, the Sodexo company, spoke at last night’s board meeting…

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Weekend home fire under investigation

August 19, 2014

Investigation continues as to what caused fire Saturday night that destroyed a home near Walhalla. Firemen were called shortly before 11 Saturday night to Laurel Estates on the Highlands Highway where they found flames shooting through the roof of the two-story home. As many as seven people are said to have lived in the home,…

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School District’s top two goals

August 19, 2014

OSD’s top two goals 0700, Tue., 19 August 2014..lrm Above all others, there are two goals which Oconee public schools will pursue. The trustees last week retreated to Lake Jocassee’s Devil’s Fork State Park for a planning meeting. And, at last night’s regular meeting, Dr. Michael Thorsland, the superintendent, said the first goal is to…

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Act 155 qualifies students for diplomas

August 19, 2014

An exit exam no longer a requirement for a high school diploma, Oconee School District has begun to issue diplomas to former students who met all the requirements except that one. Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent for operations, estimates as many as 200 former students may now qualify for diplomas under South Carolina Act 155. So…

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  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • 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
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