Six Walhalla boys finish Boys State

Six rising seniors at Walhalla High School completed Boys State last week on the campus of Anderson University. Walhalla American Legion Post 124 and the community express pride the six had the chance to learn about good government and ways to make themselves better citizens. Participating were Reese Matalik, Jack Willis, Ward Sprouse, Bennett Carpenter, David Medlin and Caleb Quattlebaum. […]

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Meeting to take up AMTRAK “issues”

A meeting this week will take up AMTRAK concerns with the design of a temporary train depot at Clemson, and an official of the general contractor is hopeful the meeting will resolve issues. Marty McKee, vice president of Thrift Development, is hopeful that a good meeting Thursday will mean progress in what already has been a long-delayed project to replace […]

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“We’re making some progress,” Edwards says

Walhalla Mayor Danny Edwards says there have been some emails back and forth between and among the city’s Streetscape engineer, Duke Energy, and A-T-and-T. All of this, Edwards says, is preparatory to a contract for Streetscape phase one. This morning the mayor hinted at a possible announcement of the contract as early as next week. The burying of electric lines […]

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Delaying Social Security could increase lifetime income

A national website that reports news about small cities and rural America says Oconee County residents who are nearing retirement can increase their lifetime income—-if they can wait to start drawing their Social Security benefits. According to the Daily Yonder, in Oconee County 11,154 residents—or nearly 15% of the population—are 55 to 64. Those are the years when folks start […]

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Fatigued hiker rescued

Rescuers from Oconee Emergency Services rendered aid to a hiker yesterday in the vicinity of Stumphouse Tunnel Park. According to Scott Krein, the hiker suffered fatigue in temperatures 85 to 90 degrees and required assistance. The rescue party trekked about one mile into the woods from the main tunnel to find the hiker. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Anderson men to be charged with armed robbery

Two days after an armed robbery in Clemson, two Anderson men are in jail. The Clemson police say the two men—41-year old Ceaser Lamont Hunter and 32-year old Ron Jermain Curry—will face charges of armed robbery at the Sunoco Convenience Store around 8 a-m Saturday o n highway 76. As the robbers entered the store, they covered their faces with […]

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Covidien deal “a glimmer of hope”

The news reported today by wire services and others that a deal is in the works for a takeover of Covidien is perceived by an Oconee County official as “a glimmer of hope” that the company’s earlier decision to eventually close its plant near Seneca might be reversed or modified in some way. Richard Blackwell of the Oconee Economic Alliance […]

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New Westminster budgets await final vote

Westminster City Council approaches a final vote tomorrow on the city’s spending plans for the next 12 months. And, during tomorrow evening’s council meeting, there will be opportunity for the public to comment or ask questions. For all purposes, the six budgets proposed would spend $9.8 million in 2014-15—nearly five percent higher than the current year. According to David Smith, […]

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