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Incident threat response was an EXERCISE

May 2, 2014

While much of South Carolina slept during the night, the FBI and others simulated a response to a make-believe terrorist attack in a public venue. The scene for last night’s exercise was Columbia’s Columbiana Mall, and the mall was closed for the night.  

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Philanthropic mission at Lakeview Assisted Living

May 2, 2014

Volunteers from a philanthropic mission organized by St. John’s Lutheran Church will devote tomorrow to the Lakeview Assisted Living facility on Camp Road near Walhalla. Several activities are planned to engage the Lakeview residents—all of them leading up to the completion of a gazebo. Operation INASMUCH is a one-day blitz by church members. According to…

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Clemson boil water advisory

May 2, 2014

A boil water advisory is in effect for several neighborhoods in Clemson. The advisory has been issued as a precaution because of low water pressure caused by a line tie-in on Downs Loop. It covers Downs Boulevard, Downs Loop, Hickory Way, Birch Place, Keystone Lane, Evergreen Drive, Hill Pine Court, and Berkeley Court. Residents in…

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Placing those electric lines underground

May 2, 2014

“I think it went well.” That is how Walhalla’s Scott Parris described a meeting this week to plan for the city’s Streetscape project. In this meeting Parris, along with a representative of the city’s contract landscape engineering company, talked with Duke Energy officials about the long-talked about project to bury electric power lines in a…

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Three contractors bid on Walhalla utilities work

May 1, 2014

A Pickens contractor appears to be the low bidder for the job of phase two of the Chicopee Mill Hill water line replacement project. Scott Parris, city utilities director, says Inflow Utilities bid a little more than $431 thousand, 500 dollars. Engineers must now pore over the bids submitted at today’s deadline by three companies…

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Corbeil-Cammick invited for candidate forums

May 1, 2014

The two contestants for Seat One, Oconee County Council are being invited for as many as three separate candidate forums in advance of their Republican primary showdown June 10. The candidates are the incumbent, Paul Corbeil, and the challenger, Edda Cammick. 96.3/WGOG NEWS has learned that three forums have been scheduled May 12, May 15,…

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Cities adhere to the Federal Fair Housing Law

May 1, 2014

The city of Walhalla in Oconee County and the city of Central in Pickens County have something in common. They both support the Federal Housing Law which states it is illegal to discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, family status or national origin in the sale or rental of housing,…

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Search leads to drug arrest in Seneca

May 1, 2014

With warrants in hand, Seneca police officers paid a visit this morning to 1207 E. Main Street. The occupant of that home—Andrew Terell Cleveland—wound up charged with cocaine offenses. An arrest affidavit alleges the 26-year old Cleveland “did knowingly, intentionally and without authorization possess with intent to distribute a quantity of crack cocaine….” A police…

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Chamber holds its membership and awards banquet

May 1, 2014

Walhalla city leaders and members of Partners for Progress were among those in the audience for last week’s annual membership and awards banquet held by the Greater Walhalla Area Chamber of Commerce. They heard the event’s featured speaker, Pickens City Administrator Katherine Hendricks, talk about revitalization, business development and the South Carolina Main Street program.…

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Pickens County search at the early stage

May 1, 2014

Pickens County is at an early stage of filling the job of county administrator. A special County Council meeting has been called for Monday to discuss the process.

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  • September 20, 2014John W. Gibson Reunion
  • September 20, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale Fundraiser
  • September 20, 2014 8:00 amGolf Tournament to Benefit Juvenal Diabetes Research in Honor of Page Holcombe
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