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Walhalla home fire

September 27, 2012

Walhalla Fire Department this morning is still unsure of the cause for a fire late yesterday afternoon that damaged 102 Chatterwood Drive, near the Playground Road. Captain Mark Hollifield said the fire was confined to the  living room in the mobile home, but smoke damage occurred throughout. No one was hurt.

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McCall plans a tea party

September 27, 2012
McCall plans a tea party

Wayne McCall is planning a tea party tonight. The Republican Oconee County councilman will be featured speaker for tonight’s 6:30 to 8:30 meeting of the Seneca Tea Party in the Fellowship Hall of Bountyland Baptist Church. He’s inviting questions on any subject pertaining to county issues.

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Golf ball drop from chopper

September 27, 2012
Golf ball drop from chopper

Watching 250 golf balls being dropped from a helicopter hovering above ground is a rare and exciting experience—especially if you own one or three balls closest to the pin worth a hefty cash prize. The Golf Ball Drop is in its second year at the Oconee Medical Center Foundation Annual Golf Classic. The golf classic…

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Protecting Scenic 11′s view

September 27, 2012

Discretionary grant money from the Federal Highway Administration has been designated for projects statewide, including an effort to protect more than one mile of frontage along Scenic Highway 11 in Pickens County. The S.C. Department of Transportation announces it seeks public comment on the projects and their consideration for the state’s Transportation Improvement Program (STIP.)…

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DOT announces $1.8M for Seneca

September 27, 2012

The South Carolina DOT announces a $1.8 million bus livability grant for the city of Seneca to purchase buses for its rural transit service. By acquiring two fast-charge battery electric buses, Seneca will be able to offer a student transit route. Through a contract with Clemson Area Transit (CAT,) Seneca now provides three fare-free routes.…

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Rhett Smith hints he’ll vote yes

September 26, 2012
Rhett Smith hints he’ll vote yes

A Westminster representative to the Joint Regional Sewer Authority says the need to create new jobs is reason enough for him to favor a project to sewer the Golden Corner Commerce Park. The authority commissioners hold their regular October meeting Monday night, but it wasn’t clear today whether the commissioners will vote on whether they’ll…

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Early dismissal day

September 26, 2012
Early dismissal day

Today is the first early dismissal day on the 2012-13 Oconee public school calendar.  According to Assistant Superintendent Michael Thorsland, it means some of the elementary schools will student leave as early as 12:45, while the middle and high schools will wait to 1 o’clock.  Look for the buses and the student pick ups earlier…

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Desert in this land of plenty

September 26, 2012

Hundreds of thousands of people across South Carolina live in communities where access to supermarkets or large grocery stores is beyond reach. In agricultural terms, such areas are called “food deserts” – communities where healthy, affordable food is difficult to obtain. Dave Lamie chairs the SC Food Policy Council, which co-hosted a meeting where city,…

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Tomorrow can be a turning point

September 26, 2012

Greg Stewart, agent-in-charge of the State Probation, Parole and Pardon office in Oconee County, has issued a reminder that tomorrow is a turn-in day for numerous clients who’ve committed violations by having stopped reporting in. Violators can make amends by reporting to the Turning Point Church of God near Walhalla from 9 a.m. to noon…

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Former judge pleads guilty

September 26, 2012

A federal judge accepted the guilty plea of a former municipal judge for the Pickens County town of Central. And now that former municipal judge, Janet Reese, awaits sentencing for the offense of filing false tax returns. According to an announcement today by U-S Attorney Bill Nettles, “Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing…

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