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Something old is now something new

November 29, 2012

The executive director for the Greater Walhalla Chamber of Commerce, Vanessa Penton, says this is a good day for celebration in Walhalla, thanks to Blue Ridge Bank. At noon today, the bank will cut the ribbon for its new-look main office at Main and College. Then, from 5 to 7 this evening, Blue Ridge Bank…

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First flu death in S.C.

November 29, 2012

State health authorities are reporting the first influenza-associated death of the season, along with significant and earlier-than-normal increases in flu activity. “Tragically, a child from Barnwell County has become our first confirmed influenza-associated death of the season,” said Linda Bell, M.D. and interim state epidemiologist. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused the influenza…

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CrimeStoppers offers reward

November 29, 2012

A reward of up to $2 thousand has been posted for information that leads to an arrest in the search for a woman’s attacker in Fair Play. Diane Johnson, 48 years old, was found on the sand around 10 Tuesday morning at Fair Play Landing Beach, Lakeshore Drive, at Lake Hartwell. According to the Oconee…

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The Courthouse Inn at Walhalla

November 28, 2012

Ken Sloan is pleased today that momentum is gaining in the quest to build Oconee County’s potential for tourism and related amenities. The director of the Mountain Lakes Convention Visitors Bureau, headquartered at Walhalla, says the official name for the project to convert the former courthouse to a lodging facility is “The Courthouse Inn” and…

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Beaten woman remains hospitalized

November 28, 2012

Oconee sheriff’s officers have identified a 48-year old Westminster woman as the victim in an assault discovered yesterday at Fair Play Landing Beach on Lakeshore Drive. According to Chief Deputy Terry Wilson, Diane Johnson remains a patient this morning at AnMed in Anderson, though he did not know her condition. Wilson says investigators are asking…

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City Hall a Toys for Tots station

November 28, 2012

Once again, Seneca City Hall is a place that, during regular hours, has opened its lobby as a drop-off spot for Toys for Tots. Mayor Dan Alexander and Mayor Pro-tem Ronnie O’Kelley encourage the public to help them fill up their lobby with toys to go under the trees for some of the local area’s…

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Earle Roper remembered today

November 28, 2012

For Ronnie O’Kelley and others, this is a day to remember Earle Roper, who became a legend in the business of car-selling in Seneca. Six Mile born, Roper died Sunday at 81 years old. A celebration of his life was planned this morning at the Brown-Oglesby Funeral Home. Eight years ago Roper and his son-in-law,…

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Ammo explodes in house fire

November 28, 2012

Fire fighters encountered an unusual delay in pouring water onto a home fire Sunday night in Dillard, Georgia. Clayton Fire Chief Andrew Green said a cache of ammunition inside the house on Regiment Drive began to explode. According to Sky 104 Clayton, that caused a slight delay for the fire fighters. The house was destroyed.…

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Seneca to buy new tractor

November 28, 2012

The vehicle that Seneca relied on for picking up discarded brush placed at the city’s curbs has been lost to a fire. “It caught fire,” said Mark Krabbe, director of public works, during last night’s City Hall meetings. Krabbe believes the bucket component from the burn vehicle can be salvaged from the tractor and used…

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All across the universe

November 28, 2012

If you’re interested in NASA, telescopes, space — or just want to meet a Nobel Prize winner, plan to attend John Mather’s lecture tonight at Clemson University. The Nobel Laureate will speak at 7 at the Thurmond Institute about the “History of the Universe from Beginning to End.” Mather is a senior astrophysicist in the…

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  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
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