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Fatal crash near Walhalla

September 12, 2012

Greg Long, deputy coroner for Oconee, says before noon today he will release the name of the fatality involved in a traffic crash at mid-afternoon yesterday near Walhalla. Long says the fatality is a Walhallan who, at the family’s request, is not being identified now to allow other relatives to be notified. State troopers say…

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Grant for CU coastal project

August 31, 2012

An Economic Development Administration grant will help Clemson University help build a new graduate center at North Charleston. The announcement by acting U-S Commerce Secretary Rbecca Blank said the grant amounts to $2 million and is to support students and create jobs at Clemson’s planned university restoration institute. When it opens, Clemson’s new graduate center…

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James Wade Cobb

August 27, 2012

Seneca – James Wade Cobb, 83, of 1218 Burns Drive passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at the Cottingham Hospice House. Funeral services will be 1 PM, Tuesday August 28, 2012, at the Light House Mission Church, with burial to follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 -8 PM,…

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Improvement work at Devil’s Fork

August 23, 2012

Duke Energy will start work the day after Labor Day at two remote access areas at Devil’s Fork State Park, Lake Jocassee. The north remote (Double Springs) access area temporarily closes Tuesday, September 4 for installation of the new boat ramps and vault toilet. It’s anticipated the south remote (Roundhouse Point) access area will remain…

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College scholarships

August 17, 2012

The Oconee County Class of 2012 earned $18.2 million in college scholarships. The number represents two-year scholarship values for technical colleges and two-year schools, and four-year totals for four-year colleges and universities. Since the state began tracking the information, the collective statewide 2012 class was the first group to earn more than $1 billion worth…

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Seattle’s Felix Hernandez Pitches Perfect Game

August 16, 2012
Seattle’s Felix Hernandez Pitches Perfect Game

The Seattle Mariners’ Felix Hernandez pitched the 23rd perfect game in Major League history and the first-ever for Seattle Wednesday (August 15th), beating the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 at home before the Mariners fans. The 26-year-old Hernandez, who won the 2010 American League Cy Young Award, threw 113 pitches during his gem, striking out 12.…

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Oconee gains in brain game

August 16, 2012

Two researchers have determined that, over a period of 40 years, Oconee County made strides in the category of adults with college degrees. In 1970, fewer than five percent of the county population over 25 years old had college degrees. By 2010, however, the percentage rose to more than 20%. Conducting the research were Robert…

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Tokeena Road home fire

August 16, 2012

An early morning fire has taken a heavy toll near Seneca. Rural Fire reports a mobile home was consumed by fire around 3 this morning, in spite of a response by fire fighters from four stations. No one was believed to have been hurt at 611 Tokeena Road. The Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department answered the…

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Laying the Pool Plans on the Line

August 10, 2012

Everyone interested in the project to rehabilitate Walhalla’s municipal swim pool and have it opened by next season is invited to attend a meeting next week at the Depot. Councilman T-J Bagwell says this meeting is for the public and the Friends of the Pool are going to lay out the plans they have. Tuesday…

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  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • 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
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