$10 thousand donation to 9/11 memorial project

November 18, 2014
$10 thousand donation to 9/11 memorial project

 The committee raising money for an Oconee County 9-11 memorial has received its largest donation so far—-$10 thousand dollars from Dr. John Harris, Seneca resident. The committee overseeing planning and fundraising describes Harris as having been moved to contribute after hearing Michael Fee of Reliable Sprinkler of Pickens County address a Keowee Key gathering about…

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Congressional hearing Friday at Clemson

November 18, 2014

Congressman Jeff Duncan has arranged a Congressional hearing at Clemson University this week on the topic of emergency preparedness. Duncan, acting in his capacity as chairman of a Homeland Security subcommittee, says the Friday afternoon hearing will focus on local, state, federal officials and non-profits working closely together during crises and preparing for threats like…

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Walhalla records 33-degree temperature swing

November 18, 2014

Walhalla saw a 33-degree swing in the temperatures—from a high yesterday afternoon of 55 to an overnight low of 22. And Weather Observer Barbara Wilson has one bit of advice: “Stay warm today.” The last two days have been kind to the area’s dry rain gauge. The 1.5” inches recorded was the first significant rain…

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World Diabetes Day in South Carolina

November 18, 2014
World Diabetes Day in South Carolina

 As part of World Diabetes Day, the South Carolina Governor’s Mansion was lit in blue to commemorate the day last Friday.  Governor Nikki Haley issued a statewide proclamation.  About 800 thousand South Carolinians are affected by type 1 or type 2 diabetes and more than 250 million people in the world suffer from diabetes with…

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Two zoning appeals to be heard

November 18, 2014

Two zoning appeals will be heard next month at the Walhalla City Hall. The city Board of Zoning Appeals will entertain comment as it considers a request by Walter Torres and the Fainting Goat for a special exception to allow 204 E. Main Street to be used for serving alcohol beverages. The hearing is set…

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Walhalla voting today

November 18, 2014

Walhalla voters are asked to head to the polling place today to fill an empty seat on their six-member city council. Lamar Bailes and Chris Grant are the candidates in today’s special election. The winner gets to fill the remaining three years of the term of the late Kathy Rogers. Voting takes place from 7…

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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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