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Museum project A-OK with Seneca regulatory board

November 13, 2014

After the architect made changes, the plans for a new Seneca museum received approval last night from a city regulatory board.  After a short hearing, at which no one voiced any opposition, the Board of Architectural Review approved a certificate of appropriateness for the BerthaLeeStricklandCulturalMuseum at 208-210 W. S. 2nd Street.  Board member Dr. John…

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University president speaks this morning

November 13, 2014

The president of Anderson University, Dr. Evans Whitaker, makes a public talk this morning in Oconee County. Whitaker will be the guest speaker for this morning’s 8 o’clock business meeting forum of the Oconee Economic Alliance. The meeting takes place at Thrift Development near Seneca, and everyone is invited.

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Chimney fire season

November 12, 2014

Today was a shirt-sleeve day outdoors. But if the forecasts ring true Oconeeans and the rest of the Southeast will be bundling up this weekend. And, to ward off a temperature drop of 30 or more degrees, many Oconeeans for the first time this season will strike the match to a woodstove or a fireplace…

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Northeast Georgia hospital in crisis

November 12, 2014

The Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center at Lavonia, Georgia is in financial crisis, and the county of Franklin is coming to its aid. Two years after its grand opening, the hospital is in a crisis so severe that it can’t make its next bond payment, due December 1. According to Lavonia’s WLHR, it now falls…

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Judge strikes down South Carolina marriage ban

November 12, 2014

A federal judge ruled today against South Carolina’s constitutional amendment banning marriage equality.  The civil rights organization the Human Rights Campaign says Judge Richard Mark Gergel’s ruling makes the PalmettoState the latest to see such a ban struck down in court since last June’s U-S Surpeme Court ruling.  According to the Williams Institute, Los Angeles-based…

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Stabilizing the police force

November 12, 2014

A couple of retirements have contributed to a turnover in personnel at the Walhalla Police Department. And the chief of police acknowledges that a change in at least one policy could help stabilize the force. The turnover issue was raised this week by city council candidate Chris Grant, a former policeman. Chief Ronald Wilbanks said…

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New Clemson University building at Greenville

November 12, 2014

Clemson University officials broke ground yesterday on a new $14 million dollar building at Greenville designed to attract more automotive companies to the Clemson I-CAR campus there. The by-products, according to Clemson, should be new jobs and an addition of engineers to the workforce. An 82,000 square foot building is planned at One Research Drive,…

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Panel to review museum project

November 12, 2014

Seneca’s new project to build the Bertha Lee Strickland Cultural Museum undergoes a review tonight at City Hall. The Board of Architectural Review has scheduled a certificate of appropriateness hearing for 6 o’clock.

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Veterans Day event

November 12, 2014
Veterans Day event

Walhalla Middle School celebrated Veteran’s Day by honoring more than 100 veterans and their spouses from across the county at the annual Veteran’s Day breakfast. Breakfast was prepared by Mountain View Restaurant and served by the Walhalla Middle School student government officers. The WMS 8th grade band and chorus performed patriotic selections during the breakfast,…

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Mayor wishes to divert part of her salary

November 11, 2014

The West Union mayor says she would like to divert part of her monthly town salary to a pool of money that can be used for a Christmas bonus this year for town workers. At tonight’s meeting, Mayor Linda Oliver plans to ask the town council’s permission to transfer part of her $150 dollar monthly…

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Calendar

  • 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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