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Sadness within Oconee’s public service community

August 16, 2014

The death Friday of a long-time devotee to government service in Oconee has moistened the eyes of those who knew him. At the age of 50 years old, Westminster resident Bobby Williams died at Greenville’s St. Francis Hospital. He’s remembered as a fire chief and city councilman in his home town, as well as the…

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Political qualifying ended today!

August 15, 2014

The books closed today for ballot candidates in two contests that’ll be part of this year’s November General Election in Oconee County. Don Stone was the only candidate for one of two seats in the Beaverdam Watershed Conservation District. An election spokeswoman said voters in selected southern Oconee County communities may fill the other seat…

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Equine encephalitis confirmed in South Carolina

August 15, 2014

South Carolina’s state veterinarian announced today that two cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis have been confirmed in the state. A horse that died in Darlington County and a miniature donkey that died in Horry County recently tested positive for the disease. The fatal form of encephalitis is a mosquito-borne illness in horses that can also…

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August is anticipation month for Oconee’s Auditor

August 15, 2014

In the dog days of summer, Oconee County’s Ken Nix is a man of anticipation. At his Pine Street office Nix, the Oconee County auditor, awaits word from the state as to the 2014 assessment of Duke Energy’s Oconee County holdings. And the word could arrive within days. The assessment is all-important for Nix as…

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Clemson to start its 122nd academic year

August 15, 2014

Clemson University will formally begin its 122nd academic year at the convocation at 9 o’clock Tuesday morning at Brooks Center for the Performing Arts. President James Clements has enlisted the services of his counterpart at Arizona State University, Michael Crow, to provide the keynote address. Clements serves in national organizations with Crow and has been…

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Those on sex offender registry may access internet

August 15, 2014

Oconee Sheriff’s Office hopes to clear the air about how the law applies to individuals on the sex offender registry. Deputy Kelly Winchester says sex offender registrants may have social media sites and access to the internet, as long as certain information is provided. Winchester serves as the sex offender registrar for the Sheriff’s Office.…

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Sheriff to fulfill campaign promise

August 14, 2014

The second-year Oconee Sheriff said today he’s hopeful of fulfilling a campaign pledge by the end of the year. And that promise from Mike Crenshaw is to complete his examination of the $500 thousand worth of drug money embezzled from the Sheriff’s Office over a near three-year period starting in 2007. Although not Sheriff when…

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Police hand out book bags and school supplies

August 14, 2014

Beginning today, look for Walhalla police at the city’s apartment complexes and in other neighborhoods—giving out backpacks and other school supplies. The school year begins Monday in Oconee County. Chief Ronald Wilbanks says the school stuff is courtesy of  police department fundraisers and the help of donors, such as Poplar Springs Baptist Church.

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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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  • October 31, 2014Faith Baptist Church's Fall Festival
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmWalhalla High Cheerleader Candy Giveaway
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmBoo in the Bay
  • November 1, 2014Walhalla's Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
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