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“Back to School Splash” tomorrow

August 22, 2014

Oconee school children are back in the classroom, but there’s still time for a fun summer event. A “Back to School Splash” takes place tomorrow at the Walhalla Municipal Swimming Pool. The Foothills YMCA and Lifepoint Church are partnering to have the pool open at 12:30 and to serve hot dogs. Free games and activities…

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Mayberry approaches Obtoberfest in popularity

August 22, 2014

Figures given Oconee County’s ATAX Commission indicate that when it comes to attracting tourists, Westminster’s Mayberry Days is gaining on Walhalla’s Oktoberfest. Mayberry Days and Oktoberfest are among 11 organizations and projects that are applying for about $30 thousand of the county’s latest proceeds from hospitality and accommodation taxes. The commissioners reviewed applications yesterday and…

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Sertomans hold their annual awards dinner

August 22, 2014

Seneca Sertomans held their annual awards dinner last night. Lynn Henderson of Blue Ridge Elementary School received the Service to Mankind Award. That award recognized Henderson for her help to the civic club for nominating children for Camp Sertoma. Hank Field was recognized as Sertoman of the Year.

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Westminster house fire

August 22, 2014

A fire is reported to have been quickly extinguished last night in Westminster, at the corner Brown and Frank streets. The call to a house fire shortly before 7:30 is believed to have been confined to the garage at that residence. No injuries reported.

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Rotarians pepper Cain over broadband

August 21, 2014

The multi-year project to bring access to high-speed internet across Oconee County, in the opinion of the newest county councilman, has made for concern and excitement. But Paul Cain concedes that, of late, there has been more concern over FOCUS broadband—the rising costs and complaints that members of the public still can’t hook on. Cain…

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Seneca traffic accident

August 21, 2014

The police in Seneca responded to a traffic accident this morning on By-Pass 123.  It happened around 9:45  at the Pinecliff Drive traffic lights.  No other details immediately available.

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Man arrested in 10-year old burglary case

August 21, 2014

With help from Pickens County, Oconee sheriff’s officers have arrested a man wanted on charges arising from crimes 10 years ago. Law enforcement reports show Rodney Edrew Hendricks arrested and charged with burglary and theft May 2, 2004 at a home near Seneca. It was a back-door burglary, in which the homeowner was out of…

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Hungry burglar in Salem

August 21, 2014

  The burglar that made his way into a store in Salem early yesterday morning was hungry. In the incident, the Dollar General on Main Street lost beef jerky and other snack items that carried a value of under $2 thousand. A deputy sheriff who responded to the crime found evidence of a burglary and…

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Toccoa native serves aboard USS Alaska

August 21, 2014

Toccoa, Georgia native Harrison Walsch serving in the U-S Navy is part of a crew aboard one of the world’s advanced ballistic missile submarines—the USS Alaska. Petty Officer Walsch serves as a missile technician aboard the Kings Bay, Georgia-based boat. The submarine measures 560 feet long, 42 feet wide and weighs more than 16,500 tons.…

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Coroner rules Marcello’s death accidental

August 21, 2014

Tuesday night’s death of a 49-year old Walhalla man has been classified accidental by the Oconee County coroner. Karl Addis, the coroner, announces yesterday’s autopsy on the body of Michael Joseph Marcello showed smoke inhalation as the cause of death. The fire occurred in the Marcello home in Walhalla’s Mountain View subdivision, on North Andover…

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Calendar

  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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