Delaying Social Security could increase lifetime income

June 17, 2014

A national website that reports news about small cities and rural America says Oconee County residents who are nearing retirement can increase their lifetime income—-if they can wait to start drawing their Social Security benefits. According to the Daily Yonder, in Oconee County 11,154 residents—or nearly 15% of the population—are 55 to 64. Those are…

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Get all the figures tonight at City Hall!

June 17, 2014

Walhalla holds its annual public hearing this evening on its spending plan for the next 12 months.  The hearing begins at 5:25 this afternoon at City Hall–five minutes before the start of city council’s regular June meeting.

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Fatigued hiker rescued

June 17, 2014

Rescuers from Oconee Emergency Services rendered aid to a hiker yesterday in the vicinity of Stumphouse Tunnel Park. According to Scott Krein, the hiker suffered fatigue in temperatures 85 to 90 degrees and required assistance. The rescue party trekked about one mile into the woods from the main tunnel to find the hiker.

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Fire fighters attend to grease fire

June 17, 2014

Squash being cooked yesterday in a microwave created a grease fire at a home on the Weldon Road near Westminster. The Westminster Fire Department responded.

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Anderson men to be charged with armed robbery

June 16, 2014

Two days after an armed robbery in Clemson, two Anderson men are in jail. The Clemson police say the two men—41-year old Ceaser Lamont Hunter and 32-year old Ron Jermain Curry—will face charges of armed robbery at the Sunoco Convenience Store around 8 a-m Saturday o n highway 76. As the robbers entered the store,…

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Covidien deal “a glimmer of hope”

June 16, 2014

The news reported today by wire services and others that a deal is in the works for a takeover of Covidien is perceived by an Oconee County official as “a glimmer of hope” that the company’s earlier decision to eventually close its plant near Seneca might be reversed or modified in some way. Richard Blackwell…

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Calendar

  • November 22, 2014Benefit for Mark & Jody Vissage
  • November 22, 2014 7:00 pmThe Miss Walhira Pageant
  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
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