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Enhancing Walhalla tourist stop

August 6, 2014

Walhalla leaders say they are pleased with the numbers of visitors they are seeing at Stumphouse Tunnel Park north of the city, although only about one-third of those visitors to the historic attraction are filling the envelopes with park admission fees. Councilman David Underwood announced last night that Walhalla is considering an RV pad from…

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Water plant project proceeding

August 6, 2014

The project to tap Lake Keowee as Walhalla’s new source for drinking water is proceeding smoothly, in the estimation of the city’s utilities superintendent. Scott Parris told the mayor and council last night that he has visited North Carolina water plants—the type of which Walhalla is considering. He also reported Duke Energy’s willingness to assist…

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New restaurant delayed

August 6, 2014

Plans for a new restaurant on Walhalla’s Main Street have been delayed—in part due to confusion over all of the requirements the restaurant must first meet. When David McMahon said he only found out recently that he was required to see the city about a grease trap, he was issued an apology from the mayor…

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Fire damages Walhalla garbage truck

August 6, 2014

Fire yesterday morning damaged Walhalla’s residential garbage truck. James Moore, public works director, told the mayor and council the damage was confined to the wiring of the truck and it’s a mystery as to why the truck caught fire.

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Main Street beer tent at Ok’fest

August 6, 2014

At the request of the chamber of commerce, Walhalla leaders will consider allowing a beer tent to operate for limited hours during this year’s Oktoberfest. Meeting as committees last evening, the mayor and council entertained the chamber’s request for a Kraft Beer Festival to run 2 to 6 Saturday afternoon, October 18 on the Green…

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Outdoor festival kept responders on the go

August 5, 2014

An outdoor festival staged late last month in Oconee County’s South Union community made for drug arrests, medical calls, noise complaints and vehicle stops. The Sheriff’s Office this afternoon released statistics from its standpoint as to how the 2014 Gratifly Festival went down July 25-27. Twenty-two drug charges were placed, including charges for trafficking in…

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Graham to speak to local business forum

August 5, 2014

The Oconee Economic Alliance announces Senator Lindsey Graham to be the speaker for its monthly business forum. This month’s event, at 8 o’clock Thursday morning, August 14 at Thrift Development near Seneca, is open to all alliance members, as well as the general public. Graham will discuss federal issues and how they relate to Oconee…

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Hospitals’ transition underway

August 5, 2014

Change is in the air these days at the Oconee Medical Center—in advance of October 1, the date OMC falls under the control of the regional Greenville Health System. And it means paperwork and physical assessments for those OMC employees who wish to remain in their jobs. “What they’re having to do is just fill…

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Oconee loses its golf equipment plant

August 5, 2014

The very last day in July was the last day that Oconee County County’s golf equipment plant operated from its long-time location near Westminster. Richard Blackwell, director of Oconee Economic Alliance, said, to Oconee County’s regret, Taylor Made is now operating at its new location in the Pickens County Commerce Park near Liberty. Taylor Made’s…

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Business Start-Up Guide completed

August 5, 2014

A special committee of Oconee businesses and government stakeholders worked to compile a “Business Start-Up Guide” specific to Oconee County. It was an initiative of the Oconee Economic Alliance. The guide provides aspiring entrepreneurs step-by-step information and specific contacts within Oconee on how to establish a successful business. The “Business Start-Up Guide” is available for…

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  • December 21, 2014 10:30 amWelcome Wesleyan Church Holiday Meal Giveaway
  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
  • December 24, 2014 6:00 pmChristmas Eve Worship
  • February 7, 2015 7:00 pmRelay for Life of Oconee Fundraiser
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