UPDATE on cyber attack

Governor Nikki Haley today updated what South Carolina is doing to combat the major cyber attack in which someone was able to access files of the Department of Revenue that include Social Security numbers and financial information of more than three and half million state residents. Haley says since Friday and the first public announcement of the cyber attack on […]

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Church holds Native American Day

The congregants at Walhalla’s St. Luke United Methodist Church heard a message of “Making the Invisible, Visible” as delivered yesterday by Tracy Pender, chair for Native American Ministries. Those who heard Pender’s message included several visitors, such as Nancy Basket, Lori and John Hall of Pickens, and various members of the Cherokee Bear Clan. After lunch, Luther and Marcia Lyle […]

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Fight breaks out in club setting

A weekend fight in Oconee County left an Anderson man grimacing in pain and in need of medical help. Three other men were arrested. Sheriff’s officers say they arrested one man at the scene and two others in a car spotted leaving the scene. Deputies were called around 12:45 a-m Sunday to Holder’s Landing Road near S.C. 130, to investigate […]

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Sunday sales to be voted

Besides President and Sheriff and other contests, there’s another reason for Senecans to remember to vote this year. And this applies only to voters living within the city limits. City Attorney Michael Smith says it is a ballot proposition that Seneca leaders have decided to put forth to the voters. The question in front of the Seneca voters reads: “Shall […]

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Sandy disrupting life in the nation’s eastern portion

Ahead of Hurricane Sandy’s landfall in the U.S., the storm already is causing widespread disruptions for millions of travelers, with thousands of flights cancelled, mass transit shutdowns in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C., and Amtrak cancellations across the Northeast. More than 7,000 flights were cancelled Sunday and Monday, affected travelers around the world. Further cancellations were likely […]

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Veterans Day weekend events

Events are planned to honor Oconee’s approximately eight thousand veterans, as part of next month’s Veterans Day weekend. Purple Heart veterans will be spotlighted during a breakfast, at 8:30 a-m Saturday, November 10 at the Walhalla American Legion Post on N. Church Street. Following that breakfast, according to Veterans Affairs Director Jerry Dyar, a new monument will be unveiled and […]

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Fire destroys small house

Practically in the middle of the night, fire broke out in a small vacant block house near Westminster. Chief Chris Smith said fire fighters were unable to put a stop to the fire before it destroyed the house. Owned by Earl Butts, the house destroyed was located on Earl Drive, near W. King Street.

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DOR urges course of action

In response to the cyber attack against South Carolina, the Department of Revenue urges taxpayers to visit protectmyid.com/scdor or call 1-866/578-5422 to determine if their information is affected. If it is, the taxpayer can immediately enroll in one year of identity protection service provided by Experian. A word of caution: Because of the number of calls made, callers should be […]

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Wreck victim succumbs

The Illinois man involved in a car-motorcycle accident last week near Walhalla has died. Coroner Karl Addis reported the death of Fredryk Turak yesterday afternoon at Greenville Memorial Hospital—from complications of multiple traumatic blunt force injuries three days before. Turak was 59 years old. According to the highway patrol, Turak’s motorcycle collided Thursday morning three miles west of Walhalla with […]

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