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Boylston to lead OC Chamber

January 31, 2013

A former government servant and lifelong Oconee resident has been named interim executive director of the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce at Seneca. Billy Boylston worked in Republican Party circles at last year’s national convention and then for the Romney-Ryan campaign. Previous to that, he worked on Capitol Hill for Congressmen Jeff Duncan of South…

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Duncan to stop at Oconee gun shops

January 31, 2013

As part of his listening tour tomorrow, Congressman Jeff Duncan will make stops at two Oconee County gun shops. He plans to be at The Gun Shop on Main Street in Walhalla from 11:30 a-m to noon and then in Seneca at Southern Firearms and Saddle on Ramcat Alley from 12:30 to 1. Duncan says,…

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New government inspectors at ONS

January 31, 2013
New government inspectors at ONS

Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials in Atlanta have announced new inspectors at Duke’s Oconee nuclear power project. Ed Crowe will serve as senior resident inspector, transferring from an identical position at Alabama’s Farley nuclear plant. Gregory Croon joined the NRC in August 2011 as a project engineer in the Region II Division of Reactor Projects in…

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New supermarket to require highway changes

January 31, 2013

The project to bring a Publix supermarket to Clemson will require changes to U-S 123. And Monday the city council will take up a change to the agreement with the Publix shopping center developers, Gateway Tiger (123), LLC. The highway changes are to be made to 123, as well as to the highway approach to…

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Powell feels the excitement

January 31, 2013

Businessman John Powell anticipates Tuesday night will be the last hurdle at the Oconee County level for his project to convert the former courthouse building into a Walhalla hotel. Powell is partnering with another Oconee County resident, Jim Carswell, to develop the project. Provided Tuesday’s final vote is favorable you can expect the start of…

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Adjutant General in Seneca Monday

January 31, 2013

The man who heads South Carolina’s military department, Adjutant General Robert Livingston Jr., will keynote the 2013 Jake Robinson Law Enforcement Dinner Monday in Seneca. Carlton Patterson of the Seneca American Legion Post 120 says all law enforcement officers are invited to enjoy a fish fry during a dinner meeting to begin at 7 o’clock…

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2.23″ inches of rain measured

January 31, 2013
2.23″ inches of rain measured

Yesterday’s turbulent weather dropped nearly two and one-quarter inches of rain at Walhalla’s Official U-S Weather Station. According to Weather Observer Barbara Wilson, if you add yesterday’s 2.23″ to what has fallen previously in January the totals for the first month of 2013 exceed 10″.  Public Safety outlets report no major problems yesterday.  However, a…

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Graham against gun control

January 31, 2013

At a Washington hearing, Senator Lindsey Graham came face-to-face with a former colleague maimed after being shot by a gunman. But the Oconee Republican did not back off of his stance against gun control. To buttress his arguments, Graham called attention to a recent home burglary near Atlanta. And his remarks can be heard today…

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At Rotary today

January 31, 2013

At their meeting today, Seneca Rotarians will hear about the project to build a YMCA.

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Missing woman

January 31, 2013
Missing woman

Authorities are asking for public help to find a missing northeast Georgia woman. Bonny Anne Cooner of Canon has been missing since Monday. Late Wednesday night the Franklin County Sheriff’s office issued a lookout for the white female, about 5’5″ tall, 160-170 lbs., with blue eyes and shoulder length brown hair. Cooner also has a…

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  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
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