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Walhalla acts on utility matters

February 20, 2015

After an executive session this week, Walhalla City Council authorized the construction of a water line in the vicinity of South Carolina 28 and Scenic Chevrolet for the purpose of forming a loop line in that area. The council also agreed to pursue an engineering report on providing a backup water supply to neighboring Westminster.

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School Choice applications accepted

February 20, 2015

In Oconee County, you do not have to attend public schools within your assigned attendance area. The public schools offer School Choice, and requests are being accepted for the school year beginning in August. Completing a form is required. The form may be found on the district website or a paper copy is available at…

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Exposing person to HIV alleged in man’s arrest

February 20, 2015

A man who lives near Walhalla has been arrested and charged with exposing another person to HIV—the virus that attacks a person’s immune system. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest last night of Tyler McKenzie Orr, 24-year old Fairfield Road resident, on warrants charging exposing a person to the HIV virus. Arrest affidavits, signed…

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Murder defendant to stand trial next week

February 20, 2015

A murder defendant goes on trial during next week’s term of Oconee General Sessions Court in Walhalla.  The prosecution plans to call the case of Shane Adam Burdette, charged with murder in 2013 of James Evan Tyner. Court opens Monday, with Judge Cordell Maddox of Anderson presiding.

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A “draft” strategy for Oconee Airport

February 20, 2015

Only a handful of weeks on the job, Oconee’s new airport director has prepared a strategic plan for the facility. Sam Carver handed out copies of his plan, in draft form, last night to the members of the county aeronautics commission. It touches on the strengths and weaknesses of the airport near Clemson and its…

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George Will to speak at Clemson

February 20, 2015

Nationally syndicated columnist George Will visits Clemson University next week as the featured speaker for the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism’s biannual John W. Pope Lecture. He will speak about “America’s Great Debate: James Madison vs. Woodrow Wilson” in a free public event at 4:30 Thursday afternoon, February 26 in Tillman Hall auditorium.…

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Start of Bassmaster Classic delayed

February 20, 2015

All activities at the Green Pond Event facility as part of this weekend’s GEICO Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell are being delayed until after daylight today—including the launch which now has been moved back to about 8:30 this morning. Tournament officials announced the decision yesterday, in consultation with Anderson County public safety officials concerned that…

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Westminster’s power supplier raises rates

February 20, 2015

The board of directors of Piedmont Municipal Power Agency, at its meeting yesterday in Greer, voted to raise by 4% the rate it charges for wholesale electric service. Affected is Westminster, one of the member cities of PMPA. Westminster had one vote in the action, cast by Jeff Lord, city administrator. Lord said, “I did…

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In-service day for Oconee schools

February 20, 2015

Today is a teacher- in-service day in the Oconee School District, meaning no classes today for the students.  The students, however, will have to return to school Monday–a make up day for inclement weather.

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Crews attend to ruptured water line

February 20, 2015

14 degrees is the temperature reading here this morning at 96.3/WGOG. We’ll await the U-S weather observer’s report for Walhalla’s official low. Crews during the night attended to a broken water line on the Oak Grove Road near Hesse Highway.

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Calendar

  • July 6, 2015 9:00 amWest-Oak Young Warriors Basketball Skills Camp
  • July 6, 2015 6:00 pmAudtions for Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple"
  • July 10, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • July 12, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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