Graham opposes visa for Iranian emissary

April 3, 2014

U-S Senator Lindsey Graham opposes a visa for Iran’s emissary to the United Nations. The South Carolina Republican does not want Hamid Aboutalebia to be able to travel in the U-S. In a statement from Washington, Graham said, “The very idea Iran would appoint someone to represent them at the United Nations in New York—who…

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Scott offers offshore energy-related bill

April 3, 2014

South Carolina’s junior U-S senator, Tim Scott, has announced his Southern Energy Access Jobs Act legislation that he says would reverse the Obama administration’s moratorium on offshore Atlantic energy production. The Charleston Republican touted thousands of jobs that he says would be created by tapping into energy resources in the Atlantic.  

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The future for the nation’s electrical infrastructure

April 3, 2014

The United States’ electrical infrastructure is about 100 years old and ruled by alternating current, or AC. But the modern world around us—household appliances, laptop computers, cell phones and devices—is powered by direct current, or DC. A conference this week in Charleston is showing how the world is witnessing a transformation in electricity generation, delivery…

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Below-average rainfall trend continues

April 3, 2014

For the last seven months, with the exception of December, the Savannah River reservoirs have received below-average rainfall. The Army Corps reports that trend continued throughout March, with below-average rainfall at the Hartwell, Russell and Thurmond sub-basins. The Hartwell and Russell sub-basins both recorded 3.9 inches of rain in March. That equates to 79.7% of…

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Autism awareness this month!

April 3, 2014

Across South Carolina, it’s Autism Awareness Month. And Governor Haley proclaimed Tuesday as Autism Awareness Day. According to the South Carolina Autism Awareness Society, autism spectrum disorder affects an estimated 1.8 million Americans and more than 52 thousand South Carolinians. The governor’s proclamation recognizes the importance of an early diagnosis and the positive effects that…

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Moulder foresees no tax increase

April 3, 2014

There’s at least one thing Oconee property owners can count on this year from their county government. At least as far as the county administrator sees it, he’ll recommend no property tax increase for 2014. Administrator Scott Moulder gave a budget update this week to the County Council. He acknowledged that department head requests are…

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  • October 31, 2014Faith Baptist Church's Fall Festival
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmWalhalla High Cheerleader Candy Giveaway
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmBoo in the Bay
  • November 1, 2014Walhalla's Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
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