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“Movie Night” at Walhalla Swimming Pool

August 14, 2014

Where else can you make a splash and see a flic at the same time? At the Walhalla Municipal Swimming Pool, where tomorrow night is “Movie Night” at the pool. The pool will open for swimming at 8:30 tomorrow night and a movie will be shown starting at 9:30. The pool will remain open through…

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Our worsening roads and bridges

August 14, 2014

Potholes in the roads and bridges that are left to deteriorate and risk collapse are safety and pocketbook issues for anyone who drives the U-S-A, but Senator Lindsey Graham says it’s also an issue that threatens the economic health of a county. And Graham referred today to Oconee County because he says unless the county…

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Room filled for Graham special presentation

August 14, 2014

Oconee Economic Alliance measured one of its largest business forum audiences for this morning’s talk by Lindsey Graham, the U-S senator. The attendees were promised a special presentation, framed on how what happens at the federal level impacts Oconee County. The 59-year old U-S senator, who goes into the November election having been re-nominated by…

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Hubbard Grading and Paving in line for contract

August 14, 2014

Walhalla’s Hubbard Paving and Grading is in line for an Oconee County contract. On Tuesday, the County Council will be asked to award the county’s next road paving contract to Hubbard, at a cost of nearly $580 thousand. Hubbard was one of three companies that bid for the contract. The council will also be asked…

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Real estate business to be transacted

August 14, 2014

Oconee County Council has real estate business on its agenda next week. At its meeting Tuesday, the council is scheduled to give first reading in title only to conveying 70 acres to the Pioneer Rural Water District. The property is situated outside the Golden Corner Commerce Park at Fair Play and is being conveyed for…

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Elderly woman killed in Easley accident

August 14, 2014

An 82-year old woman has lost her life in a car accident in Easley. Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley says Catherine Bowen was killed yesterday morning when her Honda CRV hit a parked tractor-trailer truck on the Calhoun Memorial Highway. The Easley police are investigating the accident.

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Couple charged with theft at police officer’s home

August 14, 2014

An Oconee County couple has been arrested and charged with stealing from the home of a Walhalla police officer. The Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrests of Christopher William Underwood and Brandi Nicole Underwood of the Theo Martin Road. They were charged with grand larceny and first degree burglary at mid-afternoon on Tuesday at the…

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Why Scott Parris has cheery attitude

August 13, 2014

Lately Scott Parris is more upbeat than usual. The reason is that Walhalla’s utilities superintendent says he has had back-to-back successful meetings about the city’s long and elusive project—-building a new water plant. The latest meeting that went well, he says, was Monday in Columbia with members of the state DHEC’s permitting division. That division’s…

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Former Walhallan wounded in Tennessee

August 13, 2014

Social media have posted a request to pray for a former Walhallan who was wounded this week in Nashville, Tennessee. The wounding of Crystal Reeves was described as serious and she was hospitalized at Skyline Hospital. Nashville police say the 29-year old Reeves was one of four people in a car, and she was shot…

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NRC increases oversight at Oconee

August 13, 2014

Nuclear Regulatory Commission is increasing its oversight of the Oconee nuclear plant after assessing the plant a violation related to the failure to identify and correct a crack in a weld on a key safety system.  NRC staff held a conference with Duke Energy officials at the end of last month to discuss the risk…

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Calendar

  • 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
  • October 26, 2014 4:00 pmReturn Baptist Church's Community Wide Trunk or Treat Fall Festival
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