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Walhalla Farmers Market to be reality

December 19, 2012

A farmers market at a new Walhalla location is to be a reality in 2013. On the motion of James Powell, the city council last night approved an agreement to lease the corner lot at Main and N. Spring streets to allow local farmers to hawk their produce, in a season to run June to…

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Virginians have a look at Walhalla

December 19, 2012

Those who intend to develop the former Oconee Courthouse into a lodging facility have begun to consider companies to manage the inn, once it is remodeled. Walhalla city councilman James Powell, whose father is one of the developers, announced at last night’s council meeting that a management company from Lynchburg and Williamsburg, Virginia spent yesterday…

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SCHP explains fatal crash

December 19, 2012

The S.C. Highway Patrol has issued an explanation for yesterday morning’s fatal crash on highway 59, not far from the interstate. A spokesman for the patrol said a car driven southbound by James Rufus Brown, 79, of Willie Road, Fair Play attempted a left turn from S.C. 59 onto Brandon Drive when the collision occurred.…

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Architect airs complaint

December 19, 2012

An architect who was denied a zoning variance that would have allowed the conversion of Walhalla’s Keowee Courier building into apartment homes for seniors elicited an apology last night from the mayor pro-tem. Although consoling, Councilman Tjay Bagwell’s apology fell short of what Lori Sons had wanted. Bagwell and his city council colleagues said they…

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Latest on a new police chief

December 19, 2012

As an open session moved to a private meeting, Westminster leaders gave no clear indication as to whether last night would see an agreement to select the replacement for the resigned chief of police, Scott Bannister. Other than the selection of a chief would be discussed was as much as any of the elected leaders…

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Early morning fire in southern Oconee

December 19, 2012

Rural Fire Control reports a home fire around  1 o’clock this morning inside the service area of the Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department. Fire fighters put out the fire on Timberlake Circle. No one reported hurt.

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Whitmire drops a second bill into the hopper

December 18, 2012

For consideration in the 2013 S.C. General Assembly, Oconee’s Bill Whitmire has pre-filed a second bill, to change the law when it comes to how historic properties mesh with modern-day building codes. A former Walhalla history teacher, Rep. Whitmire seeks to change state law “so as to allow the governing body of a county or…

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Traffic fatality: elderly Fair Play man

December 18, 2012

A 79-year old Fair Play man lost his life as the result of an accident in his home community near the interstate highway. Coroner Karl Addis said James Rufus Brown was the driver of the small car involved in the 9:30 accident this morning on the W. Fair Play Boulevard. According to Addis, the accident,…

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OC projects part of federal aid bridge program

December 18, 2012

The surface on one side of an interstate bridge and the surfaces on both sides of a second bridge in Oconee County are being recommended for work. And the state DOT has opened a public comment period on the projects. Mike Smith, DOT resident maintenance engineer for Oconee County, says the bridges recommended for federal…

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Office construction at Oconee Nuclear

December 18, 2012

Hammer and nail work will be ongoing the next two years at the Oconee Nuclear Station. A spokeswoman for Duke Energy says two new office buildings are planned to relieve office-overcrowding. One of the buildings will rise five stories and one is to replace modular office units.

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