Holiday weekend mishaps

May 28, 2013
Holiday weekend mishaps

No one appeared injured in a Highway 76 car accident around 4:30 yesterday afternoon about halfway between Westminster and Long Creek. On Saturday a boat capsized on Lake Jocassee. According to Charlie King of Oconee Emergency Services, a fishing boat scooped up two people out of the water—and the incident ended safely.

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“Honoring All Who Went and Never Returned”

May 27, 2013

“Lest we forget” and “Honoring All Who Went and Never Returned” were the answers supplied in Walhalla today to the question of why America celebrates Memorial Day. West-Oak Middle School student Caelee Norris and Walhalla High student Sydney Hood, first place essay winners, keynoted this year’s Oconee Memorial Day Ceremony, sponsored by the Oconee County…

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100 Deadly Days Has Begun

May 27, 2013

The South Carolina Department of Public safety has launched its 100 Deadly Days of Summer campaign. Safety officials say the Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of the 100 Deadly Days which falls between Memorial Day and Labor day. Officials say fatalities increase during this time due to heavy traffic from vacationers and the increase…

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Walhallans at the White House now!

May 24, 2013

Members of the Walhalla Middle School Band are reported this afternoon on a visit to the White House. It’s part of their weekend journey that’ll take them to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to perform an arrangement of “Gettysburg” to be given Sunday at the battlefield. Accompanying the band members is Greg Day of Southern Wesleyan University, arranger…

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Alexander: $500M a start!

May 24, 2013

When the true need amounts to billions, $500 million sounds like a drop in the bucket. But State Senator Thomas Alexander and the rest of his South Carolina Senate colleagues apparently think it’s a step in the right direction. Alexander says he’s pleased to have been part of a successful Senate action Thursday to borrow…

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Contribution received for pool fund!

May 24, 2013

Proceeds from a golf tournament were added to the fund to help restore the Walhalla Municipal Pool to working order. Mayor Danny Edwards said he received a check for 16 hundred, 50 dollars today from Safe House on Laurel Street—from the golf tourney organized by Safe House. Work on the swimming pool is underway this…

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