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Graham supports Export-Import Bank

March 23, 2015

U-S Senator Lindsey Graham says he and other senators from both sides of the political aisle in Washington have introduced the Export-Import Bank Reform and Reauthorization Act of 2015, which re-authorizes the bank’s charter late into the year 2019. Without congressional action, the authorization will expire this summer on June 30. “Closing the Bank right…

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Chamber Coalitions sets legislative forum

March 23, 2015

The annual legislative forum sponsored by the Oconee-Pickens Chambers of Commerce Coalition takes place 3 to 5 Thursday afternoon at the Duke World of Energy. Vanessa Penton, executive director of the Greater Walhalla Area Chamber of Commerce, says members of the chambers of commerce from the two counties are going to hear about a pair…

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Saturday’s event to be the first of two

March 23, 2015

  This Saturday’s event to recognize Oconee County’s Vietnam-era veterans will be the first of two over the next three years. Organizers are hoping the 2 o’clock ceremony at Seneca’s Gignilliat Community Center will attract hundreds who served during the war years 1965 to 1975. A special, 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemorative flag will be…

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Meetings tonight!

March 23, 2015

The regular bi-monthly meeting of the Oconee Public Library Board takes place at 5:30 this evening in the meeting room at the Walhalla Main Library. The meeting is open to the public, and public comment is welcomed at the start. A meeting of the Oconee Planning Commission takes place at 6 tonight in Council Chambers…

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Special event for high school students

March 21, 2015

High school juniors and seniors can learn how Tri-County Technical College can help them get started to a career during an event next month on the Pendleton campus. An event, 4 to 6 o’clock the evening of Saturday, April 4, will include a barbecue dinner, Country Music Television giveaways and drawings for an iPad. Students…

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If industry came calling today….

March 21, 2015

If an industry looking to make a move today called Oconee County and asked about the availability of a building, would the county be able to accommodate? It’s an issue that members of the board of Oconee Economic Alliance batted around Friday during a board meeting in Westminster. Russell Johnson, project manager for the alliance,…

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Hazing at Walhalla High

March 21, 2015

Incidents of hazing involving members of the Walhalla High boys’ varsity soccer team have led to what the county superintendent says are the suspensions of five players  Dr. Michael Thorsland, superintendent, says the suspensions have resulted from an investigation begun Tuesday when one of the victims contacted school authorities.  Specific details of what happened weren’t…

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Stolen iPads returned

March 20, 2015

Ten iPads in transit to Oconee schools were stolen last summer at the Atlanta airport, but a district official learned this afternoon those iPads have been returned, courtesy of the Department of Homeland Security. District administrator Steve Hanvey says the Homelad Security says arrests have made been made, but the investigation continues.  The 10 returned…

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Large blood clot led to student’s death

March 20, 2015

An autopsy today disclosed a large blood clot that blocked arteries leading to the lungs as the cause of yesterday’s sudden death of a West-Oak student. Coroner Karl Addis said the clot caused Sierra Simms’ death, and he has ruled the death as a natural death.

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Making your voice heard!

March 20, 2015

Long Creek Community Club is asking the public to weigh-in on the future of the club and, specifically, what it should try to accomplish. One idea is to enhance the grounds with a multi-use park. You are invited to respond to a survey. One way to do that is thru the internet by going to…

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  • March 28, 2015 7:30 amHOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH'S YARD SALE and HOT DOG SALE
  • March 28, 2015 10:00 amEbenezer Baptist Church's Community Easter Egg Hunt
  • March 28, 2015 11:00 amFaith Baptist Church's Easter Egg Hunt and Games
  • March 28, 2015 1:00 pmClearmont Baptist Church's Easter Egg Hunt
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