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Couple charged with theft at police officer’s home

August 14, 2014

An Oconee County couple has been arrested and charged with stealing from the home of a Walhalla police officer. The Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrests of Christopher William Underwood and Brandi Nicole Underwood of the Theo Martin Road. They were charged with grand larceny and first degree burglary at mid-afternoon on Tuesday at the…

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Why Scott Parris has cheery attitude

August 13, 2014

Lately Scott Parris is more upbeat than usual. The reason is that Walhalla’s utilities superintendent says he has had back-to-back successful meetings about the city’s long and elusive project—-building a new water plant. The latest meeting that went well, he says, was Monday in Columbia with members of the state DHEC’s permitting division. That division’s…

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Former Walhallan wounded in Tennessee

August 13, 2014

Social media have posted a request to pray for a former Walhallan who was wounded this week in Nashville, Tennessee. The wounding of Crystal Reeves was described as serious and she was hospitalized at Skyline Hospital. Nashville police say the 29-year old Reeves was one of four people in a car, and she was shot…

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NRC increases oversight at Oconee

August 13, 2014

Nuclear Regulatory Commission is increasing its oversight of the Oconee nuclear plant after assessing the plant a violation related to the failure to identify and correct a crack in a weld on a key safety system.  NRC staff held a conference with Duke Energy officials at the end of last month to discuss the risk…

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New school within year of opening

August 13, 2014

To the naked eye, much remains to be done both in and out of the new Walhalla High on highway 11. But, after a tour this morning, school leaders say they are confident the school will meet next year’s deadline and be ready in time for the 2015-16 year. On their way to a planning…

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Getting a handle on what the county owns

August 13, 2014

A few years ago, a handful of legal-sized papers were needed to list Oconee County owned property. Now the county requires a binder about as thick as a New York City phonebook before the cell phone impact on landline telephones. Last night County Administrator Scott Moulder leafed thru the binder as he addressed county owned…

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Seneca OKs funding plan for new museum

August 13, 2014

In a unanimous vote, the Seneca City Council approved a funding plan to build the city’s second museum. This one is to be called the Bertha Strickland Museum and will serve as Seneca’s museum for African-American history. Approved by the mayor and council last night was a plan to borrow up to $600 thousand from…

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Students have academic interest in Kellett property

August 13, 2014

At no cost, Clemson University students are willing to suggest a plan for developing Seneca’s Kellett property. And city leaders are interested. City Administrator Greg Dietterick said the advantage is that the university’s class of Landscape and Architecture students can offer a perspective from fresh and young eyes. Ed Halbig, Seneca’s planning and community development…

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Keep hope alive for the Courthouse Inn

August 13, 2014

A reprieve of a few days has been granted the project to allow developers to turn the former Oconee Courthouse into a hotel. Last night John Powell told a committee of the Oconee County Council that he is not seeking a new extension of his lease, which is set to expire on Saturday. Instead Powell…

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South Carolina Apple Festival history

August 12, 2014

The South Carolina Apple Festival is coming soon, and the Westminster Library wants everyone to be ready. Leslie White of the Oconee Heritage Center will present a program at 5 p-m Tuesday, September 2 on the history of the festival, along with both the rise and decline of apple-growing in the area. For this program…

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  • December 20, 2014 6:00 pmMountain Rest Community Club's Monthly Meeting
  • December 20, 2014 7:00 pm35th Old Fashion Christmas Pageant
  • December 21, 2014 10:30 amWelcome Wesleyan Church Holiday Meal Giveaway
  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
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