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Pleas of guilt resolve homcide case

April 7, 2015

Two remaining co-defendants in the case of an Oconee County homicide in 2013 are prison-bound. In court appearances this morning, Zack Daniel Patterson and Patrick Grant Covone pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact of manslaughter. Covone and Patterson were sent to prison for five years and placed on probation five years. Patterson is 24…

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Rotarians hear from new city worker

April 7, 2015

At today’s meeting of the Westminster Rotary Club, Tamy Sanford will speak.  She’s the city’s new code compliance and development coordinator.

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Water off in parts of Westminster

April 7, 2015

Water is off in parts of Westminster this morning—as the result of an accident in which a car hit a hydrant. Areas affected are Johnson Street, Highland Street, and Spring Street. According to the city, crews are working to restore service.

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Partners to be hands-on with trees

April 7, 2015

An organization that works toward a better Walhalla is taking a hands-on approach to lining the downtown with new trees. Dan Pollock, president of Partners for Progress, said a decision has yet to be made what type or types of trees will be planted in place of the recently-cut down Bradford Pear trees. At last…

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Walhalla plays host to international visitors

April 7, 2015

Walhalla recently played host to a group of international visitors. They visited the Cherokee Museum of South Carolina on Short Street and also took time to sign the register at the nearby chamber of commerce. Luther Lyle, curator of the Cherokee Museum, described the visitors as teachers and said they came from countries including China,…

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Bagwell makes known 2015 political aspirations

April 7, 2015

First-term Walhalla Councilman Tjay Bagwell made known his political aspirations for the city’s 2015 election in November. The mayor pro-tem told a meeting of the Partners for Progress, “I will be running for something.” That something, Bagwell said, is going to depend on Mayor Danny Edwards. Bagwell explained that if Edwards decides against running for…

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Where does Walhalla go from here?

April 7, 2015

A meeting at the Depot last night began with a talk about the trees that Walhalla should plant as part of Streetscape. As the meeting came to a close, a city leader and members of Partners for Progress talked about what’s needed for Walhalla to attract visitors. Mayor Danny Edwards said as the result of…

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Get plugged into local resources

April 6, 2015

If you are part of a young family making your way in Oconee County, what kinds of community resources can benefit you? An event this month in Seneca will showcase what’s out there. The local resource meeting, sponsored by the Oconee Transition Planning Cooperative Community Outreach, takes place 6 to 7:30 Thursday night, April 16…

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Fire under investigation

April 6, 2015

A fire in the middle of last night remains under investigation today by the Oconee County Fire Investigation Team. Seneca Fire Chief Jan Oliver will look to those investigators for their conclusions on why a vacant mobile home caught fire around midnight at 3905 E. Lonsdale Street in Utica. Oliver says the mobile home apparently…

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NRC report card to be issued next week

April 6, 2015

The staff of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has decided that Duke Energy’s nuclear units 1, 2, and 3 in Oconee County operated safely in 2014. Information about that assessment will be shared next week during an informal open house at the World of Energy. Beginning at 5:30 Tuesday evening, April 14, there will be informational…

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  • July 31, 2015 5:00 pmChristmas in July to support Heath's Haven
  • July 31, 2015 7:00 pmConservation Theory in Concert
  • July 31, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • August 2, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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