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Unemployment Drops in SC

October 19, 2012

South Carolina’s unemployment rate is down this month, by ½ point.  Since September, South Carolina’s number of unemployed dropped by more than 10,500.  According to Palmetto Workforce Connections, South Carolina’s current unemployment rate is 9.1 percent.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics says Forty-one states and the District of Columbia recorded unemployment rate decreases, six states…

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Water Interruption Monday

October 19, 2012

On Monday, October 22, beginning at 9 am, the city of Westminster will be tying in new water lines in the Clearmont road area.  Water service will be out in the area from Jenkinsville Road to Mountain Road.  The outage is expected to last about 4 hours.

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Help for Seniors during Open Enrollment

October 19, 2012

Oconee Medical Center is teaming with South Carolina Appalachian Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging, or AAA,  to assist Medicare beneficiaries with enrolling or renewing their Medicare Prescription Drug Plan.  Medicare counselors for the AAA’s Insurance Counseling & Referral for Elders or I-CARE program, will be on site at Oconee Medical Center to offer…

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Mary Belle Stanton Crenshaw Nix

October 19, 2012

Mary Belle Stanton Crenshaw Nix, 87,  wife of R. Eugene Nix, Presbyterian Community, 801 Musgrove Street, Clinton, SC, formerly of Mountain Rest, SC, died Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at Laurens County Healthcare in Clinton, SC. Graveside services will be held Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 10:30 AM at Bethel Presbyterian Church cemetery, Walhalla, SC. A…

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Jack Verner Pitts

October 19, 2012

Jack Verner Pitts, 80, husband of Shirley Mae Hatcher Pitts, of 809 Leafy Lane, Seneca, SC, died Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at Richard Campbell Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held 4:00 Friday, October 19, 2012 at Bountyland Baptist Church with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 3:00-4:00,…

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Amy Genesis Stashluk

October 19, 2012

Amy Genesis Stashluk, infant child of Joseph and Amanda Stashluk passed away Monday, October 15, 2012. A memorial service will be held 2 PM, Saturday, October 20, 2012 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials in memory of Amy Stashluk may be made in C/O Sandifer Funeral Home, PO Box…

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Sheriff’s Candidate Forum

October 19, 2012

The three petition candidates for the Oconee Sheriff’s race came together at a forum Thursday night, and they all three agree… Oconee’s biggest problem is drugs. During the forum, sponsored by the Clemson Area League of women voters, each candidate offered his idea of how to address the county’s drug problem. Former Oconee Sheriff’s office…

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Infant’s Death Deemed Homicide-Funeral Services are Planned.

October 18, 2012

The Oconee County Coroner’s office has released the autopsy findings conducted on a 7 month infant who died Monday night at the pediatric ICU at Greenville Memorial Hospital. According to a release from the Coroner’s office, the autopsy was performed Thursday morning at Anmed Medical Health Center by Dr. Brett Woodard.  The coroner’s office says…

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Bear Encounters Prompt Campground Closings

October 18, 2012
Bear Encounters Prompt Campground Closings

Two North Carolina campgrounds are closed due to ongoing encounters between humans and bears.  The US Forest service in North Carolina says Shining Rock Wilderness and Graveyard fields will be closed to disperse camping until further notice. The agency will monitor the areas to determine when it is safe to reopen the areas.  Last Monday…

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Council Approval for Signs

October 18, 2012
Council Approval for Signs

  Westminster city council has given approved a request by the Mountain Lakes Convention and Visitors Bureau to replace signs.  Ken Sloan, who is executive director of the bureau, had requested $20,000 from the city to replace signs which direct tourists to places recommended by the Westminster Chamber and the Visitors bureau.  The $20,000 from…

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  • November 1, 2014Walhalla's Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
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