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UPDATE on cyber attack

October 29, 2012

Governor Nikki Haley today updated what South Carolina is doing to combat the major cyber attack in which someone was able to access files of the Department of Revenue that include Social Security numbers and financial information of more than three and half million state residents. Haley says since Friday and the first public announcement…

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Church holds Native American Day

October 29, 2012
Church holds Native American Day

The congregants at Walhalla’s St. Luke United Methodist Church heard a message of “Making the Invisible, Visible” as delivered yesterday by Tracy Pender, chair for Native American Ministries. Those who heard Pender’s message included several visitors, such as Nancy Basket, Lori and John Hall of Pickens, and various members of the Cherokee Bear Clan. After…

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Fight breaks out in club setting

October 29, 2012

A weekend fight in Oconee County left an Anderson man grimacing in pain and in need of medical help. Three other men were arrested. Sheriff’s officers say they arrested one man at the scene and two others in a car spotted leaving the scene. Deputies were called around 12:45 a-m Sunday to Holder’s Landing Road…

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Sunday sales to be voted

October 29, 2012

Besides President and Sheriff and other contests, there’s another reason for Senecans to remember to vote this year. And this applies only to voters living within the city limits. City Attorney Michael Smith says it is a ballot proposition that Seneca leaders have decided to put forth to the voters. The question in front of…

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Veterans Day weekend events

October 29, 2012

Events are planned to honor Oconee’s approximately eight thousand veterans, as part of next month’s Veterans Day weekend. Purple Heart veterans will be spotlighted during a breakfast, at 8:30 a-m Saturday, November 10 at the Walhalla American Legion Post on N. Church Street. Following that breakfast, according to Veterans Affairs Director Jerry Dyar, a new…

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Fire destroys small house

October 29, 2012

Practically in the middle of the night, fire broke out in a small vacant block house near Westminster. Chief Chris Smith said fire fighters were unable to put a stop to the fire before it destroyed the house. Owned by Earl Butts, the house destroyed was located on Earl Drive, near W. King Street.

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DOR urges course of action

October 29, 2012
DOR urges course of action

In response to the cyber attack against South Carolina, the Department of Revenue urges taxpayers to visit protectmyid.com/scdor or call 1-866/578-5422 to determine if their information is affected. If it is, the taxpayer can immediately enroll in one year of identity protection service provided by Experian. A word of caution: Because of the number of…

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Wreck victim succumbs

October 29, 2012

The Illinois man involved in a car-motorcycle accident last week near Walhalla has died. Coroner Karl Addis reported the death of Fredryk Turak yesterday afternoon at Greenville Memorial Hospital—from complications of multiple traumatic blunt force injuries three days before. Turak was 59 years old. According to the highway patrol, Turak’s motorcycle collided Thursday morning three…

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State endorsement for Harris

October 27, 2012

A further twist to the Pickens County contest for Seat Three, State House of Representatives. The South Carolina Republican Party today endorsed Republican petition candidate Ed Harris over the Republican incumbent B-R Skelton. Previously, the Pickens County party endorsed Harris. And, in a statement today, county chairman Phillip Bowers said, “Through a series of legal…

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COE OK with harbor project

October 27, 2012

Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) Jo-Ellen Darcy yesterday signed the a record of decision for the harbor expansion project in Savannah, Georgia. It confirms that the proposed plan for channel improvements there is in the national interest and meets the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act. The decision also allows the project…

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Calendar

  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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