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Line down in Walhalla

October 2, 2012

A fallen electric power line created a temporary outage this morning on Walhalla’s Sherwood Drive. City fire fighters answered the first call at 4:14.

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Basic training completed

October 2, 2012

Army Pvt. Brandon L. Phillips has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Georgia. He’s the son of Lisa and Ed Phillips of West Union. Pvt. Phillips is a 2009 Walhalla High graduate.

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End-of-Course test results

October 2, 2012

South Carolina released End-of-Course test results for Algebra, Biology, English, and U-S History and the Constitution. The exams count 20% of a student’s final course grade in these classes, and the exams were given at the end of the semester in which the students were scheduled to finish the course. Among the Oconee County highlights,…

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Half century for West Union manufacturer

October 2, 2012

No matter under which corporate umbrella and in spite of an occasional down business world, Oconee County has learned to count on what has been a staple in its industrial community . . . and vice-versa. An event next week marks the 50th year of electric meter and electronic equipment manufacturing at a large complex…

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Property deal for hotel completed

October 2, 2012

A soaking rain yesterday canceled a groundbreaking event for Seneca’s new hotel, but nature did not stop the paperwork from going through to complete the deal. Documents filed yesterday afternoon in the office of Oconee Register of Deeds show approximately two acres changed hands between the property owner and the developer for the Hampton Inn…

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Redistricting affirmed by high court

October 1, 2012

An announcement this afternoon by the S.C. House Speaker states the South Carolina Supreme Court today affirmed the decision of a federal panel of judges that found S.C.’s redistricting plans to be “fair, just and within the guidelines of the Voting Rights Act.” Speaker Bobby Harrell, a Republican, called a legal challenge to the plans by…

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Arson attempt at Walhalla

October 1, 2012

A 24-year old Westminster man was jailed at Walhalla over the weekend after authorities investigated an attempt to set fire to a pickup truck. Charges by the city police and the Oconee Sheriff’s Department against Richard Shane Welch were listed as burglary second degree, malicious injury to personal property, and attempted arson. Ronald Wilbanks, Walhalla…

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Two to choose from in Salem

October 1, 2012

At the deadline last week, Salem had a pair of candidates for a vacant seat on the town council. At the deadline, the candidates were Russell Patterson and Ray Cameron. They will square off during a special November 13 election to fill the unexpired term of Tony Moore, who moved to Michigan.

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“Steak in Oconee” a go

October 1, 2012

Despite the rain, the “Steak in Oconee” tribute to agriculture will proceed, as planned, tonight on the grounds of the Golden Corner Commerce Park at Fair Play.  Sandra Jones of the Oconee Chamber of Commerce says tonight’s diners will be seated under a large tent and parking has been switched to a gravel road to…

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McConnell to headline event

October 1, 2012

South Carolina’s first-year lieutenant governor will headline an Oconee County event, designed to show off the expanded services now offered to senior citizens. Glenn McConnell cuts the ribbon at 10 tomorrow morning for a new wing at the Senior Solutions complex at the former Rosenwald School on Seneca’s Perry Avenue. The public is invited. Doug…

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  • September 20, 2014"I AM FOR THE CHILD" Kickoff Event
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