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County government closes for holiday weekend

November 26, 2014

Except for the vital safety and emergency services, Oconee County general government offices are closing after work day today. And they’ll remain closed until Monday morning.

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Walhallan’s research bright to light Great War hero

November 26, 2014

A Walhalla man’s research has spotlighted a long forgotten American serviceman from the First World War and helped lead to the Spartanburg native’s name being added to Clemson University’s Scroll of Honor. The name of Carlos Golightly Harris recently became the 485th on the Scroll of Honor reserved for Clemson alumni who died on active…

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Hartwell native search for missing airliner

November 26, 2014

A naval flight officer from Hartwell, Georgia was among the early searchers for the still missing Malaysia Airlines flight in the southern Indian Ocean. Lt. Joshua Mize, who graduated from Hart County High School in 1998, serves with Patrol Squadron Sixteen, known as the “War Eagles.” He and his fellow sailors aboard the P-8A Poseidon…

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Take out those papers and the trash!

November 26, 2014

Wednesday is usually a day when Oconee County’s convenience and re-cycling centers are closed. But not today. They are open to do business at regular hours. They are operating today so that management and staff can enjoy Thanksgiving tomorrow with their friends and families.

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Senator touts the import of harbors and their channels

November 26, 2014

South Carolina Republican Tim Scott has joined a group of bi-partisan senators requesting spending levels for harbor maintenance at the amounts authorized in the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014. The funding is used to dredge and maintain America’s ports—including those in Charleston and Georgetown. Scott and the others call the country’s harbors…

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Thanksgiving message from the Heritage Center

November 26, 2014

A seasonal message today from the folks who operate the Oconee Heritage Center in Walhalla. They wish for everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving. The museums will be closed tomorrow, but everyone is invited to bring families and friends on Friday and Saturday. The museum in Walhalla will operate 12 to 6 Friday and 10…

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Citizens of South Oconee forming

November 25, 2014

In the aftermath of Voice of Southern Oconee, Citizens of South Oconee Alliance is forming. After the defeat of the one-cent capital project referendum, Voice of Southern Oconee announced plans to disband. But the group issued a statement today saying it is heartened that others have stepped forward. Some long-time area residents are forming the…

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Jeep stolen near Clemson

November 25, 2014
Jeep stolen near Clemson

  Oconee County investigators believe someone broke through a locked fence to steal a red Jeep. In the weekend crime, a pickup-style 1991 Jeep Comanche with silver striping, was stolen from highway 123 near the Wells Highway. The rear glass contains lettering that reads Clemson 4×4 club. The vehicle tag is H-N-T-1-3-4. If you have…

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Tips for staying safe at holiday time

November 25, 2014

The busiest travel day and the day that is still regarded the busiest for holiday shopping are sufficient reasons for everyone to exercise caution this week. And the Oconee Sheriff’s Office is out with some tips to make the experience the easiest and safest it can be. The motor club AAA predicts more than 46…

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Things get too hot at the Huddle House

November 25, 2014

A kitchen fire forced the evacuation last night of Seneca’s Huddle House Restaurant.  Chris Cartee of the fire department says the By-Pass 123 restaurant remains closed pending an investigation of what happened.  The fire occurred during the midnight hour last night, forcing an evacuation of the building.

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Calendar

  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
  • December 1, 2014 6:00 pmSeneca' Christmas Parade
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