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State endorsement for Harris

October 27, 2012

A further twist to the Pickens County contest for Seat Three, State House of Representatives. The South Carolina Republican Party today endorsed Republican petition candidate Ed Harris over the Republican incumbent B-R Skelton. Previously, the Pickens County party endorsed Harris. And, in a statement today, county chairman Phillip Bowers said, “Through a series of legal…

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COE OK with harbor project

October 27, 2012

Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) Jo-Ellen Darcy yesterday signed the a record of decision for the harbor expansion project in Savannah, Georgia. It confirms that the proposed plan for channel improvements there is in the national interest and meets the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act. The decision also allows the project…

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Ex-Oconee house taking form in Virginia

October 27, 2012

Remember the grand old Walhalla Home that stood along S. College Street, next to College Street Baptist Church? The former Biemann-Hughs house is in the early stage of rebuild in the equestrian country of Virginia. A year ago, the house was dismantled in Walhalla and moved by Scott Johnston and Suzy Neesen to be reassembled…

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Hurricane Sandy

October 27, 2012

The S.C Department of Transportation is monitoring wind conditions along the coast due to Hurricane Sandy. In the event that winds reach a sustained 25 mph on the coast, there is a possibility that swing bridges and draw bridges in Horry, Berkeley, Charleston, and Beaufort counties may be closed to maritime traffic. Wind speeds that…

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Private info hacked

October 27, 2012

The S.C. Department of Revenue has announced that about 3.6 million Social Security numbers and 387,000 credit and debit card numbers have been exposed in a cyber attack. Of the credit cards, the vast majority are protected by strong encryption deemed sufficient under the demanding credit card industry standards to protect the data and cardholders.…

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Arrest made in townhome burglary

October 26, 2012

About one week after the crime, the police in Seneca have made an arrest in an incident in which a multi-level town home was burglarized on E. Perkins Creek Road. The man arrested, 41-year old David Barrett Temple, is accused of burglary first degree and grand larceny of a value between two and ten thousand…

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Underwood catches “CAT” fever

October 26, 2012

A Walhalla city councilman is emboldened about the possibilities of the city and surrounding area acquiring bus passenger service, but he says the public’s help is needed to make it “CAT” a reality. David Underwood attended a meeting about an updated bus study that is being prepared for the Oconee County Council. Underwood says it’s…

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Car-motorcycle wreck in SC 28

October 26, 2012

A medical helicopter transported a 59-year old man after his motorcycle collided with a car on S.C. 28 in Oconee County, three miles west of Walhalla. Yesterday morning’s accident occurred at 10:05. According to Trooper Billy Elder of the highway patrol, motorcyclist Fredryk Turak of Markham, Illinois was flown to a Greenville hospital after his…

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18-wheeler hits guardrail

October 26, 2012

At a curve on U-S 76, a large truck hit a guardrail. No one was hurt in yesterday morning’s accident near Brasstown Road, but the impact severed a side gasoline tank. Chief Bobby Williams of Oconee HAZMAT says 60 gallons of diesel fuel spilled, requiring a clean up by a commercial contractor. .

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Drug case made in southern Oconee

October 26, 2012

A broken tail light was only the start of trouble for a 29-year old Seneca area man. It eventually led Oconee sheriff’s officers to place drug charges against Brandon Wayne Arnold of the Friendship Community. Late on the night of October 16 at Townville, officers on extra patrol  spotted a vehicle whose tail light illuminated…

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  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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