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Projects deemed shovel ready

November 6, 2012

The South Carolina DOT has deemed “shovel ready” four Oconee County federal-aid eligible resurfacing projects to be let next year to contract. And the public gets a chance to comment on any or all of them. The projects were selected for the 2013 Federal Match Program and are among 106 miles of roads in Oconee…

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How the election might turn

November 6, 2012

Oconee’s seven-month economic development director ventured a thought last night as to the job-creation implications in today’s elections. To the annual meeting of Walhalla Partners for Progress, Richard Blackwell indicated that moneyed people are waiting to see how the election goes before they commit to investments. Notwithstanding, Blackwell said he thinks 2013 will be special…

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One year into the Edwards administration

November 6, 2012

These are anxious times for all of the candidates in this year’s elections, but you need only turn the calendar back one year to imagine the nerves and apprehension that car dealer Danny Edwards experienced as he ran for Walhalla mayor. Speaking at last night’s Partners for Progress annual meeting, Edwards touched on what year…

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“We can’t let up, y’all”

November 6, 2012

Tangy chili on a fall night wasn’t all it took to warm the hearts for the faithful of Walhalla’s Partners for Progress. They are encouraged for the future and the change it will bring to a town known as a gateway to the mountains. After hearing the mayor say streetscape is on the way, Partners…

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The day is at hand

November 6, 2012

A light rain or, in some cases a sprinkle, has arrived in time for Election Day 2012. Apparently, however, neither rain, nor a recent hurricane, will stop the nation’s voters from their duty to elect a president. Nor will Oconee voters be stopped from finally deciding the office of county Sheriff. General Election Day is at…

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New digs at 223 Kenneth Street

November 5, 2012

From Pine Street to a location across Walhalla is the path that the Oconee Veterans Affairs Office will take this month. Beginning the week of Monday, November 12, the V-A Office will occupy 223 Kenneth Street (the Oconee DSS State office complex.) Jerry Dyar, V-A director, said, “We ask for patience and understanding.” According to…

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Walhalla native joins bank chain

November 5, 2012

Walhalla native Kimberly Blackwell has joined First Citizens as vice-president and relationship manager at the bank branch in Clemson. Blackwell holds a bachelor’s degree from Clemson University and a master’s degree from Southern Wesleyan University. She is also a graduate of the South Carolina Bankers School.

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Harding to lead OMC Foundation

November 5, 2012

The multi-million dollar fundraising arm of Oconee Medical Center has a new leader. Its new chairperson is Lorraine Harding, who succeeded Kyle Thomas on October 1. Harding has served on the board since 2006 and, most recently, as vice chair and chairperson of the nominations committee. She has been in the real estate business in…

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Absentee vote to near 7,000

November 5, 2012
Absentee vote to near 7,000

Another line snaked its way around the chairs inside the County Council chambers as Oconeeans waited their turn to vote absentee, in advance of tomorrow’s election. The in-office deadline to cast an absentee ballot is 5 o’clock today. It’s more and more evident that that this year’s absentee count will approach 7,000 and rival the…

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Fire kills 29,000 chickens

November 5, 2012

A poultry house at Foster Farms on the Armstrong Road was destroyed in a Saturday night fire. Some 29 thousand chickens perished in that fire, according to Oakway Fire Chief Tracy Sanders. He says they were able to stop the fire before it could spread to a pair of Foster Farms’ chicken houses that contained…

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  • October 31, 2014Faith Baptist Church's Fall Festival
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