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Power outage

November 18, 2014

From Clemson, we have word of a power outage–apparently affecting the university campuswide.

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Dukes is hoofing it again!

November 18, 2014

At a young age, we are taught that a policeman is your friend. And Norman Dukes is a friend of Tamassee-Salem schools, where he works as a resource officer. For three years, in his spare time, he has been walking long distance as a fundraiser for the school. He calls it a Mountains to the…

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$10 thousand donation to 9/11 memorial project

November 18, 2014
$10 thousand donation to 9/11 memorial project

 The committee raising money for an Oconee County 9-11 memorial has received its largest donation so far—-$10 thousand dollars from Dr. John Harris, Seneca resident. The committee overseeing planning and fundraising describes Harris as having been moved to contribute after hearing Michael Fee of Reliable Sprinkler of Pickens County address a Keowee Key gathering about…

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Congressional hearing Friday at Clemson

November 18, 2014

Congressman Jeff Duncan has arranged a Congressional hearing at Clemson University this week on the topic of emergency preparedness. Duncan, acting in his capacity as chairman of a Homeland Security subcommittee, says the Friday afternoon hearing will focus on local, state, federal officials and non-profits working closely together during crises and preparing for threats like…

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Walhalla records 33-degree temperature swing

November 18, 2014

Walhalla saw a 33-degree swing in the temperatures—from a high yesterday afternoon of 55 to an overnight low of 22. And Weather Observer Barbara Wilson has one bit of advice: “Stay warm today.” The last two days have been kind to the area’s dry rain gauge. The 1.5” inches recorded was the first significant rain…

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World Diabetes Day in South Carolina

November 18, 2014
World Diabetes Day in South Carolina

 As part of World Diabetes Day, the South Carolina Governor’s Mansion was lit in blue to commemorate the day last Friday.  Governor Nikki Haley issued a statewide proclamation.  About 800 thousand South Carolinians are affected by type 1 or type 2 diabetes and more than 250 million people in the world suffer from diabetes with…

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Two zoning appeals to be heard

November 18, 2014

Two zoning appeals will be heard next month at the Walhalla City Hall. The city Board of Zoning Appeals will entertain comment as it considers a request by Walter Torres and the Fainting Goat for a special exception to allow 204 E. Main Street to be used for serving alcohol beverages. The hearing is set…

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Walhalla voting today

November 18, 2014

Walhalla voters are asked to head to the polling place today to fill an empty seat on their six-member city council. Lamar Bailes and Chris Grant are the candidates in today’s special election. The winner gets to fill the remaining three years of the term of the late Kathy Rogers. Voting takes place from 7…

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Can you help solve this crime?

November 17, 2014
Can you help solve this crime?

A new plea to the public has been issued by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office for information that can help solve a crime this month at a convenience store near Clemson. The crime of burglary and larceny at Bountyland Quik Stop at 10941 Clemson Boulevard was discovered November 6 by a store employee reporting for work…

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Sheriff’s Office worker graduates from state program

November 17, 2014

Oconee Sheriff’s Office employee Kimberly Dubose graduated last week from the Basic Detention Program of the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. She is a 2009 graduate of Walhalla High School and holds an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Tri-County Technical College. There have been six other Oconee graduates of the program since Mike Crenshaw…

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Calendar

  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
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