Partners to be hands-on with trees

An organization that works toward a better Walhalla is taking a hands-on approach to lining the downtown with new trees. Dan Pollock, president of Partners for Progress, said a decision has yet to be made what type or types of trees will be planted in place of the recently-cut down Bradford Pear trees. At last night’s Partners meeting, Pollock was […]

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Walhalla plays host to international visitors

Walhalla recently played host to a group of international visitors. They visited the Cherokee Museum of South Carolina on Short Street and also took time to sign the register at the nearby chamber of commerce. Luther Lyle, curator of the Cherokee Museum, described the visitors as teachers and said they came from countries including China, Japan, the Phillipines, India, Uganda, […]

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Bagwell makes known 2015 political aspirations

First-term Walhalla Councilman Tjay Bagwell made known his political aspirations for the city’s 2015 election in November. The mayor pro-tem told a meeting of the Partners for Progress, “I will be running for something.” That something, Bagwell said, is going to depend on Mayor Danny Edwards. Bagwell explained that if Edwards decides against running for a second term as mayor, […]

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Where does Walhalla go from here?

A meeting at the Depot last night began with a talk about the trees that Walhalla should plant as part of Streetscape. As the meeting came to a close, a city leader and members of Partners for Progress talked about what’s needed for Walhalla to attract visitors. Mayor Danny Edwards said as the result of a talk with the general […]

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Get plugged into local resources

If you are part of a young family making your way in Oconee County, what kinds of community resources can benefit you? An event this month in Seneca will showcase what’s out there. The local resource meeting, sponsored by the Oconee Transition Planning Cooperative Community Outreach, takes place 6 to 7:30 Thursday night, April 16 at the Gignilliat Community Center. […]

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Fire under investigation

A fire in the middle of last night remains under investigation today by the Oconee County Fire Investigation Team. Seneca Fire Chief Jan Oliver will look to those investigators for their conclusions on why a vacant mobile home caught fire around midnight at 3905 E. Lonsdale Street in Utica. Oliver says the mobile home apparently had been vacant for some […]

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NRC report card to be issued next week

The staff of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has decided that Duke Energy’s nuclear units 1, 2, and 3 in Oconee County operated safely in 2014. Information about that assessment will be shared next week during an informal open house at the World of Energy. Beginning at 5:30 Tuesday evening, April 14, there will be informational posters and NRC staff available […]

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Truck belonging to Atlanta dealer found in Oconee

Oconee sheriff’s officers determined that a truck found inside a West-Oak Highway storage unit belongs to a dealership near Atlanta, Georgia. They have since returned the 2005 Dodge Ram to its owner, USA Auto Sales in Lawrenceville, Georgia, and have identified two suspects for whom the Sheriff’s Office has arrest warrants. The two have been identified as Townville resident Madison […]

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Worker touched a live wire

A mishap occurred Friday at the Oconee Jail Construction site. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw quotes the contractor as saying an employee installing lights while on a ladder accidentally touched a live wire and fell a distance of five feet. No other information immediately available.

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Home builders’ leader to speak Thursday

The leader of South Carolina’s home builders will make remarks Thursday in Oconee County. Mark Nix, executive officer of the Home Builders Association of South Carolina, will talk about the home building industry in South Carolina at a business forum of the Oconee Economic Alliance. The public may attend this free event, beginning at 8 o’clock Thursday morning at Thrift […]

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