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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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Seneca L&W sets Election Day schedule

November 5, 2012

Seneca Light and Water will be closed tomorrow for voting day. To make payments, customers may use the night deposit which is open 24 hours. In an emergency involving your service, you should call 885-2723.

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Request for art in Seneca

November 5, 2012

Jim Juras and Suzette Cross think art work in Seneca’s downtown could enhance all of the brick and the concrete. They floated the idea during a council meeting last week. Their presentation was accepted as information. First, Juras has his eyes set on the Kimbrell warehouse building on N. 1st Street. But, he says, he…

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Fair Play comes to Walhalla tonight

November 5, 2012

In the form of an item high on the agenda, Fair Play comes to Walhalla tonight. A Fair Play village and community presentation are on the agenda for the 6 o’clock meeting of the Oconee Planning Commission, and Chairman Ryan Honea is hopeful his fellow commissioners will recommend what they hear to the County Council.

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A busy Oconee coroner’s office

November 5, 2012

In mid-October, an infant’s death, classified a homicide, started a period of two and a half weeks of one call after another for the office of Oconee County Coroner. In all, Coroner Karl Addis reports 23 calls. And those calls have included all kinds of death–from natural death all the way to homicide. The Oconee…

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  • November 22, 2014Benefit for Mark & Jody Vissage
  • November 22, 2014 7:00 pmThe Miss Walhira Pageant
  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
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