“Active Shooter Training” Saturday

October 24, 2013

Oconee Sheriff’s Office has announced “active shooter training” Saturday on a school campus near Seneca. Those involved will practice an active shooter situation in which people are hurt at Oconee Christian Academy near SC 188. The training will run from 9 a-m until 1 p-m. Both the Sheriff’s Office and the school stress the event…

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Plans set for Tuesday’s forum

October 24, 2013

Plans have come together for next week’s forum for the six candidates for Walhalla City Council. Three seats are open in the November 5 election. Everyone is invited to hear the candidates give their vision for Walhalla and talk a little about themselves in the 6:30 forum Tuesday night at the Walhalla Depot. Registered city…

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Clemson to host 500 HS students for contest

October 24, 2013

Clemson University will host the 41st Annual Poetry Declamation Contest for high school students Saturday in Daniel Hall. The contest runs 10 a-m to noon. At 1:30 there is to be an awards ceremony. High school students from the Carolinas and Georgia compete in a poetry recitation in nine languages: American Sign Language, Chinese, French,…

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Textile maker expanding one county over

October 24, 2013

A major textile manufacturer is expanding productions plants in Rabun County, Georgia. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal this week announced Parkdale Mills, the country’s largest maker of spun yard, will expand its Rabun Gap production plants—to create 210 new jobs and invest $85 million. The location is 815 John Beck Dockins Road in Rabun Gap. Clayton’s…

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River kayakers found safe

October 24, 2013

Two Chattooga kayakers, identified as a male and female, are reported safe this morning—the result of a rescue operation last night. Shane Gibbs of  Oconee Emergency Services says  search and rescue started around 6:30 last night and concluded it upon locating the kayakers  a couple of hours later in the Earles Ford area of the…

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State Park attracts autumn’s visitors

October 23, 2013

So many visitors flock to the Oconee State Park in the fall that the park superintendent can’t tell July from October, as far as the numbers of those who camp, fish, and enjoy other forms of recreation. And Joanna White, the park superintendent, says she and her staff are getting ready for an increase in…

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  • August 2, 2014Ole Country Church Singing
  • August 2, 2014 8:00 amSt. Andrew Catholic Church's Huge Yard Sale
  • August 2, 2014 9:00 amOconee Station State Historic Site Host Frontier Encampment
  • August 8, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
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