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Multiple charges against Walhallan

December 6, 2012

The discovery of a woman in disheveled condition north of Walhalla led to charges of kidnapping and assault and battery first degree against a second person. A sheriff’s deputy helped arrange medical treatment for the victim, who told the officer she had been beaten and held at an address for 24 hours. At one point,…

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Trial ends with jury award

December 6, 2012

A civil court trial in Walhalla ended yesterday with a jury awarding $2,500 to settle a dispute between neighbors. According to a court officer, the jury award went to plaintiff Mitchell Hammond. The plaintiff had brought suit against Paul Demetres, in a dispute involving water run-off, in a subdivision off the Keowee School Road.

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Georgia man charged with murder

December 6, 2012

A 38-year old Clayton, Georgia man has been arrested and charged with murder. Sky 104 Radio quotes a Rabun County investigator as saying the man jailed, Travis Melvin Groom, is accused in the apparent shooting death of 21-year old Lakemont resident James Eugene Close Jr., The body was found around 5 a-m yesterday at a…

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Water main blow-out

December 6, 2012

What’s described as a “blow-out” has occurred in the Anderson Joint Regional Water System. According to the city of Clemson, there’s a possibility of low or no water pressure in Clemson, Clemson University, Pendleton, Sandy Springs, and other locations along the transmission line. Clemson has now opened its alternate source with the adjoining Town of…

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OSD absent rate nearly double

December 6, 2012

Dr. Mike Lucas is unsure whether the explanation for student absences is the flu, but it seems to be respiratory, flu-like in nature. It all started before Thanksgiving, when principals began to notice something that hit hard on the staff and substitute teachers. That trend continues. The normal student absentee rate in Oconee is three…

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Arts and culture in Clemson

December 6, 2012

City of Clemson is scouring the city and area for volunteers to help enhance its arts and culture. The city is accepting applications to serve on the new Clemson Arts and Culture Commission. The commissioners are to advise city council on a variety of arts and culture issues impacting the long- term quality of life…

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Bank stockholders get cash dividend

December 6, 2012

Stockholders in an Oconee bank are in line for a cash dividend. The directors of Blue Ridge Financial Corporation, holding company of Blue Ridge Bank, recently declared a cash dividend in the amount of $204,799.00, or 50 cents a share, payable to stockholders on record December 1, 2012. This brings total dividends paid to stockholders…

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Parade tonight

December 6, 2012

It’s parade time tonight in Westminster. The city’s annual Christmas parade will take place at 6 o’clock.

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Congressman addresses Benghazi and “cliff”

December 5, 2012

Re-elected Congressman Jeff Duncan is reaching out to constituents in email remarks about the approaching “fiscal cliff” as well as the attack that killed Americans at the embassy in Libya. About what happened in Benghazi, the S.C. Third District Republican says, “I’ve demanded answers during committee hearings, raised national awareness on this issue, authored a…

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House appoints committees

December 5, 2012
House appoints committees

In the S.C. House of Representatives the next two years, Bill Whitmire of Walhalla will serve on two committees and Bill Sandifer of Seneca will serve on one. In the listing today of committee appointments for 2013-2014, Whitmire will remain on both the Rules and Ways and Means committees. Sandifer keeps his seat on the…

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  • October 31, 2014Faith Baptist Church's Fall Festival
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmWalhalla High Cheerleader Candy Giveaway
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmBoo in the Bay
  • November 1, 2014Walhalla's Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
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