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“Darkness to Night” to be explained

January 11, 2013

At its meeting Monday, Walhalla Rotary Club will hear about the “Darkness to Light” program. The Oconee School District’s Earnestine Williams will discuss the program which empowers people to prevent sexual abuse by educating adults as to the steps they can take to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to the reality of child sex abuse.…

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Roadway blocked

January 11, 2013

State troopers are reporting the roadway is blocked this morning at an accident scene near Seneca, at Wells Highway and Singing Pines Road.

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No phone calls, please

January 11, 2013

A S.C. Education Lottery winner’s first act as a millionaire was to change his phone number. The Chester man won $2 million playing Powerball and declined to release his name. His identity remains a mystery even to the clerks at the Pantry Express. For selling the winning number, Pantry Express #430 received a commission of…

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Fallen tree causes problems

January 11, 2013

A tree collapsed onto a power line and two parked cars at 3:30 this morning in Walhalla, in the vicinity of 1100 Playground Road. Power was lost at the home at that address. Walhalla Fire Department was among the responders.

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Radon testing at home

January 11, 2013

During Radon Action Month, South Carolinians are urged to test their homes for an unwanted intruder that can’t be seen. “You can’t see or smell radon but people need to be aware that there might be a silent killer in their homes,” said DHEC Radon Coordinator Aimee Morrow. “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has named…

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Injured Oconeean now home

January 11, 2013

After a recent car crash, an 18-year old Oconee woman has returned home to familiar surroundings. Emily Whitten’s loved ones are hoping she is on the way to recovery, from her serious ordeal. It was a week ago that Whitten lay in the neuro intensive unit at AnMed after being ejected from a vehicle. Her…

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Four additional teachers make the grade

January 10, 2013

Four more Oconee public school teachers have completed the stringent National Board process. The additions of Chandra Black of Fair-Oak Elementary, Kelley Smith of Keowee Elementary and Katherine Elliott and Brandy Head, both of Walhalla Middle School makes 102 Oconee teachers National Board Certified. They receive incentives, including up to $7,500 a year pay raise…

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Junior Leadership tomorrow

January 10, 2013

Leadership Oconee, for young adults making their way in the business world, has generated a second such program for high schoolers. And Junior Leadership begins tomorrow, according to Jim Gadd of Oconee Alliance. The inaugural class will be made up of 16 students. All are in their junior years. Tomorrow will be devoted to education…

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Georgia couple plead guilty

January 10, 2013

The government says two Georgia residents who together facilitated the storage and distributions of cocaine for customers in Upstate, South Carolina pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court and await sentencing. According to an announcement by the U-S Attorney, John Melvin Cannon pleaded guilty to conspiracy to launder money and Kasondra Cannon pleaded guilty to aiding…

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Business burgled near Seneca

January 10, 2013

Oconee sheriff’s officers have opened an investigation of an office burglary last night at Hunnicutt’s Recycling, Old Clemson Highway, Seneca. Having occurred some time during the night, the burglary was discovered this morning. The burglar or burglars apparently pried open a window and took a container of money from the cash register.  

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  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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