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Walhalla candidates vie for open seats
November 4, 2011 – 10:49 pm
Walhalla candidates vie for open seats

Following the first-ever council and mayoral debate for the city of Walhalla, residents will be able to pick from a full court of candidates to choose from when it comes to the area’s leadership.

Higher education is vital
November 4, 2011 – 5:20 pm
Higher education is vital

A staple of society’s legends is the Ph.D. waiter, or the poet slinging hash at the diner. As with most legends, there is more than a little truth to it.

One’s wealth doesn’t affec others’ ability
November 4, 2011 – 5:17 pm
One’s wealth doesn’t affec others’ ability

The headline of a recent AP story (Oct. 28), “The rich get a lot richer…” as well as the first sentence that reports that “the top 1 percent have been getting far richer over the last three decades…while the poor…only crawl up in comparison” is misleading, at best.

Kids need swimming pools
November 4, 2011 – 2:44 am
Kids need swimming pools

While I love this area, I must comment on some of its drivers. I’ve lived in large cities and driven through some of the worst (Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, St. Louis … the list goes on). I’ll start with the Bountyland/Sheep Farm road three-way stop. I cannot count the amount of people who never bother to stop and even give you a smug look. Folks, it’s a three-way stop that might take a horrid five seconds of your life. I mean, really? Recently I drove to the dump in Richland and had a group of teenage boys tailing me and blasting past me pointing to something … the speed limit?

Motivational leader visits Seneca
November 4, 2011 – 1:00 am
Motivational leader visits Seneca

Coach Michael Burt, motivational speaker, former championship-winning high school basketball coach and author of five books, recently visited Seneca Middle School. He is pictured with eighth-grader Azende Jenkins in an arm wrestling match as he demonstrates a win-win attitude.

Plan for disaster, join CERT
November 4, 2011 – 1:00 am
Plan for disaster, join CERT

Community residents are urged to join an emergency response team to help in times of county disasters.

Archives, history respond to inquiry
November 4, 2011 – 1:00 am
Archives, history respond to inquiry

WALHALLA — The Rev. Frank Strickland, project manager for Old St. John’s Meeting House, recently received a response to his inquiry concerning the “status of St. John’s Episcopal Church” in Walhalla. The writer, Andrew W. Chandler, said, “We applaud Walhalla Partners for efforts to have this historic carpenter gothic church building preserved and remainin the community of Walhalla.”

Accident leads to meth charge
November 4, 2011 – 1:00 am
Accident leads to meth charge

A single-vehicle accident on S.C. 24 in Westminster led to one arrest after the vehicle’s 22-year-old driver was said to be in possession of meth.

Engineer updates Berkeley Drive pedestrian bridge project
November 4, 2011 – 1:00 am
Engineer updates Berkeley Drive pedestrian bridge project

Clemson City Council has accepted a report from an engineering firm hired to handle the Berkeley Drive pedestrian bridge project, including an estimated cost of $1.3 million, the seeking of “C” funds and an encroachment permit.

PI gov. elect visits Pilot Club
November 4, 2011 – 1:00 am
PI gov. elect visits Pilot Club

Peggy Benton, SC District Pilot International governor elect, made her official visit to the Pilot Club of Seneca at its October meeting. She assisted club members in developing a strategic plan for increasing club membership and emphasized the importance of keeping strategies that are working, as well as developing new ideas.

Officials mum on jail plans
November 4, 2011 – 1:00 am
Officials mum on jail plans

County officials remained quiet this week on the stalled plans for a new jail, even as a pivotal deadline approaches that would require an important and tough decision to be made.

Weekend Upstate
November 4, 2011 – 1:00 am
Weekend Upstate

Quilt exhibit “Stitching Friends of Walhalla” through Nov. 7 at Oconee Heritage Center, Walhalla. Nov. 12-Jan. 4 featuring Virginia Grobusky.
Lee Gallery, Lee Hall, Clemson University with changing exhibits; Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m./Sun. 2 p.m.-5 p.m. (864) 656-3899 or www.clemson.edu/caah/leegallery.

School focuses on fire safety
November 4, 2011 – 1:00 am
School focuses on fire safety

The Westminster Fire Department recently sponsored Fire Prevention Week at Orchard Park Elementary School. The fire department brought its fire truck and smoke house for students to view and learn about fire safety.

Conservation Bank board named
November 4, 2011 – 1:00 am
Conservation Bank board named

A leading conservationist is hopeful that the newly appointed Oconee County Conservation Bank board of directors will be able to meet for the first time before the end of the year.