Towns form arson team

November 29, 2012

Four of Oconee’s towns have organized a team of fire fighters to investigate fires, whose causes and origins are of suspicious nature. Walhalla fire fighter Mark Hollifield says the team is in its infant stage, but already meetings have taken place. Heading up the squad are Michael Smith of the Westminster Fire Department and Chris…

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Something old is now something new

November 29, 2012

The executive director for the Greater Walhalla Chamber of Commerce, Vanessa Penton, says this is a good day for celebration in Walhalla, thanks to Blue Ridge Bank. At noon today, the bank will cut the ribbon for its new-look main office at Main and College. Then, from 5 to 7 this evening, Blue Ridge Bank…

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Second Half Shooting Helps Western Carolina Down Furman, 79-65

November 29, 2012

Trey Sumler poured in a game-high 24 points and Tom Tankelewicz scored all 17 of his points in the second half as Western Carolina topped Furman, 79-65, in the Southern Conference men’s basketball opener for both schools Wednesday night on YP.com Court at Timmons Arena. ¬†Western Carolina, with its second straight win, improved to 3-4…

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First flu death in S.C.

November 29, 2012

State health authorities are reporting the first influenza-associated death of the season, along with significant and earlier-than-normal increases in flu activity. “Tragically, a child from Barnwell County has become our first confirmed influenza-associated death of the season,” said Linda Bell, M.D. and interim state epidemiologist. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused the influenza…

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CrimeStoppers offers reward

November 29, 2012

A reward of up to $2 thousand has been posted for information that leads to an arrest in the search for a woman’s attacker in Fair Play. Diane Johnson, 48 years old, was found on the sand around 10 Tuesday morning at Fair Play Landing Beach, Lakeshore Drive, at Lake Hartwell. According to the Oconee…

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The Courthouse Inn at Walhalla

November 28, 2012

Ken Sloan is pleased today that momentum is gaining in the quest to build Oconee County’s potential for tourism and related amenities. The director of the Mountain Lakes Convention Visitors Bureau, headquartered at Walhalla, says the official name for the project to convert the former courthouse to a lodging facility is “The Courthouse Inn” and…

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  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
  • December 1, 2014 6:00 pmSeneca' Christmas Parade
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