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Meeting to take up AMTRAK “issues”

June 17, 2014

A meeting this week will take up AMTRAK concerns with the design of a temporary train depot at Clemson, and an official of the general contractor is hopeful the meeting will resolve issues. Marty McKee, vice president of Thrift Development, is hopeful that a good meeting Thursday will mean progress in what already has been…

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“We’re making some progress,” Edwards says

June 17, 2014

Walhalla Mayor Danny Edwards says there have been some emails back and forth between and among the city’s Streetscape engineer, Duke Energy, and A-T-and-T. All of this, Edwards says, is preparatory to a contract for Streetscape phase one. This morning the mayor hinted at a possible announcement of the contract as early as next week.…

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Delaying Social Security could increase lifetime income

June 17, 2014

A national website that reports news about small cities and rural America says Oconee County residents who are nearing retirement can increase their lifetime income—-if they can wait to start drawing their Social Security benefits. According to the Daily Yonder, in Oconee County 11,154 residents—or nearly 15% of the population—are 55 to 64. Those are…

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Get all the figures tonight at City Hall!

June 17, 2014

Walhalla holds its annual public hearing this evening on its spending plan for the next 12 months.  The hearing begins at 5:25 this afternoon at City Hall–five minutes before the start of city council’s regular June meeting.

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Fatigued hiker rescued

June 17, 2014

Rescuers from Oconee Emergency Services rendered aid to a hiker yesterday in the vicinity of Stumphouse Tunnel Park. According to Scott Krein, the hiker suffered fatigue in temperatures 85 to 90 degrees and required assistance. The rescue party trekked about one mile into the woods from the main tunnel to find the hiker.

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Fire fighters attend to grease fire

June 17, 2014

Squash being cooked yesterday in a microwave created a grease fire at a home on the Weldon Road near Westminster. The Westminster Fire Department responded.

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Anderson men to be charged with armed robbery

June 16, 2014

Two days after an armed robbery in Clemson, two Anderson men are in jail. The Clemson police say the two men—41-year old Ceaser Lamont Hunter and 32-year old Ron Jermain Curry—will face charges of armed robbery at the Sunoco Convenience Store around 8 a-m Saturday o n highway 76. As the robbers entered the store,…

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Covidien deal “a glimmer of hope”

June 16, 2014

The news reported today by wire services and others that a deal is in the works for a takeover of Covidien is perceived by an Oconee County official as “a glimmer of hope” that the company’s earlier decision to eventually close its plant near Seneca might be reversed or modified in some way. Richard Blackwell…

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New Westminster budgets await final vote

June 16, 2014

Westminster City Council approaches a final vote tomorrow on the city’s spending plans for the next 12 months. And, during tomorrow evening’s council meeting, there will be opportunity for the public to comment or ask questions. For all purposes, the six budgets proposed would spend $9.8 million in 2014-15—nearly five percent higher than the current…

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Pickens County man arrested in Oconee home burglary

June 16, 2014

A 35-year old Pickens County man has been charged in Oconee County with burglary first degree and petty larceny. According to law enforcement reports, the case in which John Robert Hendricks of the Pumpkintown Highway was arrested, charged, and jailed in Walhalla is the investigation of an incident last winter at a home on Katelyn…

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  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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