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Charles Gerald Evatt

May 5, 2015

Charles Gerald Evatt, 67, of Evatt Road, Seneca died Sunday at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  He was the husband of Brenda McAlister Evatt.  The funeral will be 11 a-m Wednesday at Davenport Funeral Home.  The family receives friends from 6 to 8 o’clock Tuesday night at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers are accepted. Memorials may be made…

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Overview to be given for Clemson-Pendleton property

May 5, 2015

Residents of the Clemson and Pendleton communities are being asked to mark their calendars for a kickoff meeting next week when a vision is to be shared for what becomes of property adjoining the two municipalities. At 6:30 Monday night, May 11 at the University Baptist Church on Pendleton Road, the consulting firm Stantec will…

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Trustee pronounces new school ready

May 5, 2015

The Walhalla area trustee for Oconee public schools pronounced the district’s newest school building ready for classes. The new Walhalla High will open for students in August, and District Two’s Rosemary Bailes made her assessment as the result of a tour yesterday of the new high school in the Picket Post Community. She and other…

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Get ready to cool off!

May 5, 2015

Workers had to repair damage to a bathroom caused by an act of vandalism, but the public swimming season will start on time in three weeks in Walhalla. Christle Ross, executive director of the Foothills YMCA, gave a report last night on the partnership with the city of Walhalla to operate the city’s public swimming…

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Trees to align the Streetscape route

May 5, 2015

The leader for a Walhalla tree committee estimates 40 to 45 trees can be planted along the four blocks downtown targeted as the city’s Streetscape project. Richard Harper told a meeting last night of the Partners for Progress that varieties of oaks, tupelos, lindens, and maples are among the kinds of trees being considered for…

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YoGo Express coming to West Union

May 5, 2015

Word has spread in recent days that where a Dairy Queen Restaurant in West Union once stood will come a replacement restaurant, offering a similar fare. That word was confirmed to 96.3/WGOG NEWS: “YoGo Express has purchased the Dairy Queen building in West Union, and we plan on rehabilitating the building,” Scott Shaffer told us…

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Kenneth Smith

May 4, 2015

Kenneth Duke Smith, 48, died Friday.  He was the husband of Jessica Smith.  A memorial service will be 4 p-m Thursday at Ramsey Creek Preserve.  Family members are at their homes.  Condolences for Kenneth Duke Smith may be expressed by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.

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Outdoor medical emergency in northern Oconee

May 4, 2015

An official of Oconee Emergency Services says contact was made this afternoon with a hiker in need of emergency medical attention.  He’s among a group of hikers.  Emergency Services’ Shane Gibbs says the hiker was located on a trail about halfway between Cherry Hill Campground at Mountain Rest and Tamassee.  It’s one of the county’s…

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Oconee couple establishes endowed scholarship

May 4, 2015

Professional engineer Richard Cottingham and his wife, Nancy, have pledged $500 thousand to establish a professor of civil engineering endowment at Clemson University. The Seneca couple is described as passionate about the university and about professional licensure in the engineering profession. Both have served on state boards of registration, and Richard Cottingham has served as…

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Duncan amendment accepted

May 4, 2015

South Carolina’s 3rd District congressman says an amendment he offered to the Energy and Water Appropriations bill passed Friday on a voice vote. Republican Jeff Duncan says he succeeded in transferring $2.5 million from the administration account of the Department of Energy to the Army Corps of Engineers. According to Duncan, the money will increase…

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  • July 3, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • July 5, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
  • July 6, 2015 9:00 amWest-Oak Young Warriors Basketball Skills Camp
  • July 10, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
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