Soggy weekend!

Much of the weekend was wet, but the precipitation was welcome.  According to Official Weather Observer Barbara Wilson, the rain event gave Walhalla nearly two additional inches.  More rain is still needed, and the forecasts are promising for more rain in the first half of the new week.

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Oconee Teacher Forum gives boost to pair of seniors

  The college plans of two members of the Oconee senior class got a boost by an announcement from the county Teacher Forum Scholarship.  Sally Cannon of Seneca High School and Aliyah Hancock of Walhalla each received a $2,650 Teacher Forum Scholarship. Sally plans to attend Furman University and major in English. Aliyah plans to attend Converse College and major […]

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Public input requested on area transportation projects

An organization called “GPATS”—Greenville-Pickens Area Transportation—doesn’t set policy on which projects are untaken in that region.  But, as explained by Keith Brockington, GPATS does facilitate state and federal monies.  That’s why Brockington of the Greenville County Planning Department says it’s important for the public to take time to provide input at any of a new round of regional meetings.  One […]

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Ralph Pittman

Westminster – Ralph T. Pittman, 89, husband of Helen Sickmon Pittman, 110 Pittman Circle, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the Cottingham Hospice House. A funeral service will be held 4 pm, Sunday, May 21, 2017 at the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 2-4 pm, Sunday, prior to the service at the funeral […]

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It’s going on right now!

Bob Brock’s friends and co-workers are saluting him at a drop-in reception this afternoon at the Oconee County administrative office complex.  Brock chaired the Oconee Board of Voter Registration and Elections, but is retiring after 37 years.  The Walhallan is considered one of the longester serving election board members in South Carolina history.

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Greenville man charged with Seneca burglary

A Greenville man turned himself over to the Seneca police and is facing charges arising from a home burglary last week at a home on the 100 block of E-S 4th Street.  Until the arrest last night of 41-year old Joshua Stafford, the police were investigating the burglary in which someone appeared to have kicked in a back door and […]

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Valeo ID’d as student housing developer

A company with U-S and international locations has been identified as the developer behind a planned student housing project in far eastern Oconee near the Clemson campus.  The Oconee Economic Alliance director’s report today said Valeo Groupe US plans an academic mixed-use village of cottages, townhomes, and apartments for college students and some faculty members on 60 acres off 123 […]

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Marshall Thomas Smith

  Walhalla, SC — Marshall Thomas Smith, 98, of 91 Penny Lane, York, PA, and husband of the late Ruth Butts Tomlin Phillips Smith, passed away Monday, May 15, 2017, at in York, PA. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, May 22, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Westview Cemetery. The family […]

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The changing landscape of a new industrial park

  The clearing of trees to make room for Oconee’s Workforce Development Center has changed the landscape of the Information and Technology Park on highway 11.  Richard Blackwell of the Economic Alliance showed pictures this morning of the moving of what is to be one million cubic yards of dirt to shape the property for the Tri-County Tech campus, the […]

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