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Post Office will NOT close

January 7, 2013

A spokesman for the Postal Service says there is no consideration being given to closing the Mountain Rest Post Office in Oconee County. Harry Spratlin says a Postal Service meeting this month at the Mountain Rest Community club has been scheduled to inform the community of a cut in two hours of window service at…

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A call out to those who served

January 7, 2013
A call out to those who served

If you are a Second World War veteran of the Battle of the Bulge, you are cordially invited to be part of a program this month at the Walhalla Library that will tell about the pivotal battle. The program takes place at 2:30 Sunday afternoon, January 27, and everyone is invited. Phil Cheney, county library…

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Big doin’s at Foxwood Hills

January 7, 2013

Enhanced protection is now in place by the South Union Volunteer Fire Department in a corner of its service territory near Lake Hartwell. Station #23, a South Union substation, was officially placed into service yesterday afternoon in a new building on the Blackjack Road at Foxwood Hills. And Michael Mason, South Union fire chief, says…

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Post mortem and autopsy

January 7, 2013

Coroner Karl Addis has announced results of the post-mortem and autopsy conducted on the bodies of the man and the woman found in the front yard of a home on the Steve Nix Road in the Return Community near Seneca. The post-mortem showed James Wesley Foxx died of a self-inflicted gun shot wound to the…

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Water outage in Seneca

January 4, 2013

Parts of Seneca are affected this afternoon by a water service outage. Crews are replacing an old cast iron line at Miracle Circle and that, according to utilities superintendent Bob Faires, means no service for some customers in the vicinity of Miracle Circle and along E. N. 1st Street to the area of Rochester Street.…

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Bus survey ends January 31

January 4, 2013

Walhallans are being reminded that the time is drawing near to register their comments on whether public bus passenger service should be extended to the County Seat. According to city councilman David Underwood, the deadline to respond is January 31. You can make your opinion known by contacting City Hall or by filling out on-line…

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“Oconee Courthouse Ventures”

January 4, 2013

Second reading of an ordinance is scheduled Tuesday night to allow the limited liability company Oconee Courthouse Ventures to purchase the county’s former courthouse that sits idle at  Walhalla’s Main and N. Church streets. The deal, as proposed, would allow John Powell and Jim Carswell to proceed with their plans to renovate the 1956 building…

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Strategic plan due Tuesday

January 4, 2013

Oconee County Council is to see an updated, five-year economic development strategy plan, as presented by Richard Blackwell, the director. And it has reserved time at Tuesday night’s meeting to act on the plan which is to offer a road map for the county to attract private investment. With financial support from the S-C Power…

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Meeting’s theme is reorganization

January 4, 2013

A theme to re-organize for a New Year runs through the agenda for Tuesday night’s meeting of the Oconee County Council. The meeting starts at 6 o’clock in council chambers in Walhalla, and begins with Probate Judge Kenny Johns giving the oath of office to Wayne McCall, Joel Thrift, and Reg Dexter. The three councilmen…

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A change in business as usual

January 4, 2013

After last year’s embarrassment, Oconee Medical Center seeks a change affecting a democratic process in the formation of its policy-making board. A tradition of yearly hospital association membership meetings has been the election of board members, on motions by association members attending the annual meeting. But last year the hospital struggled to get make a…

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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
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