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Fire destroys small house

October 29, 2012

Practically in the middle of the night, fire broke out in a small vacant block house near Westminster. Chief Chris Smith said fire fighters were unable to put a stop to the fire before it destroyed the house. Owned by Earl Butts, the house destroyed was located on Earl Drive, near W. King Street.

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DOR urges course of action

October 29, 2012
DOR urges course of action

In response to the cyber attack against South Carolina, the Department of Revenue urges taxpayers to visit protectmyid.com/scdor or call 1-866/578-5422 to determine if their information is affected. If it is, the taxpayer can immediately enroll in one year of identity protection service provided by Experian. A word of caution: Because of the number of…

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Wreck victim succumbs

October 29, 2012

The Illinois man involved in a car-motorcycle accident last week near Walhalla has died. Coroner Karl Addis reported the death of Fredryk Turak yesterday afternoon at Greenville Memorial Hospital—from complications of multiple traumatic blunt force injuries three days before. Turak was 59 years old. According to the highway patrol, Turak’s motorcycle collided Thursday morning three…

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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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  • 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
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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