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Author visits Walhalla Middle School

September 27, 2012
Author visits Walhalla Middle School

Author Pauline Cannon recently visited Walhalla Middle School. In Maxine Vissage’s 6th grade language arts classes, Cannon encouraged students in their writing and told them they will never be too young or too old to start. The author has written of her experience growing up as the daughter of sharecroppers and about her high school…

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Hammer attack victim hospitalized

September 27, 2012

The victim of a hammer attack in Oconee County is in the hospital. A second man has been arrested in what the sheriff’s department described as a dispute over the use of a driveway at a home near Halfway Branch. Sheriff’s officers took a statement from a 59-year old man who claimed he was attacked…

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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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  • September 20, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 20, 2014John W. Gibson Reunion
  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale Fundraiser
  • September 20, 2014 8:00 amGolf Tournament to Benefit Juvenal Diabetes Research in Honor of Page Holcombe
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