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Walhalla sets Christmas parade

October 24, 2012

While memories of another Oktoberfest are just past, Walhalla is looking ahead on the calendar. The city’s Christmas parade for 2012 will be 5 p-m Saturday, December 1. This year’s theme: “Believe in Christmas.” There is no entry fee, but all entries must be decorated for the holiday. Participants may register online at www.walhallachamber.com or…

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Zoning change Ok’d

October 24, 2012

A compromise reached last week means a zoning change in Seneca. The city board of zoning appeals approved a variance that will allow an apartment complex on West South Fourth Street to relocate its entrance sign. Ed Halbig, director of planning and community development, said the board vote authorizes the sign a distance of 15…

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Workshop Monday

October 24, 2012

Instruction will be offered next week in Pendleton on how job seekers with criminal backgrounds can clear their records. Those with criminal records living in Oconee, Anderson, and Pickens counties are invited. Greg Stewart, agent-in-charge of the Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services, in Oconee, says the workshop is designed to cover pardons and expungements. It…

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Congressman at Keowee Key

October 24, 2012
Congressman at Keowee Key

Congressman Jeff Duncan, a candidate for a second term, makes a public appearance tomorrow evening at Keowee Key. Chuck Rau, president of the Stamp Creek Republican Precinct, says Duncan will speak, meet, and greet those who attend tomorrow’s 4 to 6 p-m meeting at the Keowee Key Activity Center. The event is open to everyone,…

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Cancer risk study

October 24, 2012

Nuclear power plants in Illinois, Connecticut, and Michigan are among the locations to be included for a study of their risk of cancer to surrounding populations. And, depending on what the government finds, will determine whether the study extends to Oconee Nuclear Station and remaining reactors in the country. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff is…

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Getting political at the local level

October 24, 2012

A political forum tomorrow night in Seneca will be minus all of the drama of an Obama-Romney debate. Nonetheless, what the League of Women Voters has planned will spotlight a pair of county leadership positions for which hard tussles are being waged during this 2012 political year. Beginning at 7, in the Gignilliat Center, the…

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Largest endowment gift

October 24, 2012

During his life, Tom Brelsford became one of the most generous donors to the Oconee Medical Center Foundation and Hospice of the Foothills. And, now because of Brelsford’s thoughtfulness in his estate planning, the OMC foundation received a gift in excess of $138 thousand. “Mr Brelsford’s gift will never be spent but will be added…

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Fire destroyed empty house

October 24, 2012

Walhalla fire Department reports no determination yet as to why an empty house caught fire yesterday and burned to the ground. The fire, at 4 a-m, destroyed a two-story house on Thompson Street, which had been undergoing remodeling work.

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FOLKS forum tonight

October 24, 2012

What are described as fantastic old photographs are on display tonight at Duke’s World of Energy. Tyler Howe will lead a 6:30 forum on the Cherokee Indian heritage in the area. Howe serves as tribal historic preservation specialist for the Eastern Band of the Cherokees. Light refreshments will be offered at 6.

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SHS band gains Saturday berth

October 24, 2012

Steady growth and improvement by the Seneca High School Band is paying dividends this fall. By its 10th place finish last weekend at the upper state finals, the Seneca band competes this Saturday in the state finals. Sixteen years have passed since the Seneca band competed in the the Class 3-A finals. The band is…

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  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • 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
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