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Capital leaders to reorganize

December 3, 2012

Oconee’s two re-elected members of the State House of Representatives are to join their colleagues from across the state tomorrow in Columbia to organize for the 120th General Assembly that starts in January. Both District One’’s Bill Whitmire and District Two’s Bill Sandifer are returning members of the legislature. But tomorrow and Wednesday, the days…

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Sheriff-elect to make public appearances

December 3, 2012

One week from today the Oconee Sheriff-elect makes a pair of public appearances. Monday, December 10 Mike Crenshaw is to address the Walhalla Rotary Club during its noon hour meeting at the Depot. That night he is to make remarks at South Union to a meeting of the Voice of Southern Oconee. There, at 7…

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Airman completes basic training

December 3, 2012

A young airman from Oconee has completed basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Jeremy Putnam finished an eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Putnam, a 2011 graduate of Walhalla High, is the son of…

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Three officers to be promoted

December 3, 2012
Three officers to be promoted

Three officers of the Anderson Police Department are in line tonight to be promoted. A ceremony will officially promote Jon Bowen to Lieutenant and David Ross and Rick McElveen to Sergeant.

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New tobacco rules

December 3, 2012

Walhalla has a new policy on tobacco products. Approved by city council last month was an ordinance forbidding smoking and the use of tobacco products at Sertoma Field, the Depot and Park at Kaufman Square, and the park and courts at the swimming pool. City leaders are hopeful the no smoking and no tobacco products…

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Accident victim remains unidentified

December 3, 2012
Accident victim remains unidentified

Northeast Georgia authorities are hoping dental records and a vehicle identification number will help them identify the driver of an 18-wheeler killed in Friday’s fiery crash on I-85. Sheriff Stevie Thomas of Franklin County says the driver’s remains were sent to a crime lab in hopes of a positive ID. Lake Hartwell radio WLHR in…

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Open house for Veterans Affairs

December 3, 2012
Open house for Veterans Affairs

West Union residents Fred and Barbara Rowland were welcomed as the first official visitors to the new home of the office of the Oconee County Veterans Affairs. The office recently moved across Walhalla, from the county’s Pine Street complex to a location inside the former textile building that serves as the headquarters of the Department…

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Seneca parade tonight

December 3, 2012
Seneca parade tonight

Seneca’s 2012 Christmas parade rolls through the downtown at 6 o’clock tonight. This year’s theme is “A Heroic Christmas — Honoring Oconee County’s Heroes.” Leading the parade in the Lunney Museum horse-drawn carriage will be Second World War Two veteran Jimmy Greene Jr. and Korea War veteran Harry Jones. The Oconee Chamber of Commerce has…

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OC’s upper elevations see Broadband work

November 29, 2012

The project to prepare for high-speed internet service has reached a pair of upper elevations in Oconee County. Much of the activity in the county’s project FOCUS recently has been in Long Creek and Mountain Rest. According to the project office, by November 20 workers had installed 200 miles of conduit and nearly 175 miles…

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Three SC lottery players awake millionaires

November 29, 2012
Three SC lottery players awake millionaires

Three S.C. Education Lottery tickets sold came within one number of winning last night’s Powerball jackpot drawing for a record $587.5 million. A ticket worth $2 million was sold in Andrews. Two, $1 million tickets were sold by retailers in Rock Hill and Florence. Proceeds from every dollar spent by players on the state lottery…

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  • November 22, 2014Benefit for Mark & Jody Vissage
  • November 22, 2014 7:00 pmThe Miss Walhira Pageant
  • 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
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