Social media comments lead to altercation

Oconee Sheriff’s Office believes an argument on social media led to a confrontation Sunday night at a business near Seneca and the eventual arrests of two men.  49 year old Lloyd Elmer Pearson of Snead Road in Walhalla and 27 year old Novie Michael Phillips of Wolf Stake Church Road in Seneca were booked into the Oconee County Detention Center […]

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Gwynne Hess

Westminster – Gwynne “Gwynnie Bee” Ann-Marie Hess, 1, daughter of Ravyn Hammond and Cody Hess, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at First Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends from 1-2 pm prior to the service at the church.  Burial will follow in […]

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Five Walhalla boys off to Boys State

Five Walhalla boys are headed to this week’s Palmetto Boys State in Anderson.  This morning American Legion Post 124 announced the following selections:  Josh Leonard, Raymond Keyes III, Albert Duke III, Matthew Smith, and Elijah Taylor.  Legionnaire George Dunagan said 10 rising seniors at Walhalla High were interviewed, in an effort to select five eventual delegates.  The delegates were scheduled […]

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Cell tower issues dominate board’s June 26 agenda

Issues involving communication towers dominate the agenda for the next set of public hearings planned by the Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals.  On the evening of Monday, June 26 in Walhalla, the board will consider applications to build cell towers at 378 Mountain Road, Westminster and 470 Dairy Farm Road.  A third applicant, Clemson Epoch, will ask the board for […]

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Pioneer’s lender balks at Seneca subpoena

The Colorado bank that is providing the interim financing to build the Pioneer water plant has balked at a subpoena from Seneca that seeks documents pertaining to the treatment plant project.  According to court papers, CoBank accepted the subpoena last Wednesday, but objected on the grounds that the bank is a Farm Credit System institution and that, under the regulations […]

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Councilman insists the two are separate

Call it a coincidence.  A Walhalla councilman says the legal challenge to the Pioneer water plant has nothing to do with the waiting game that Walhalla is playing in its project to come up with a new source of a potable water supply.  The city awaits a federal government decision on whether it may pump raw water from Lake Keowee […]

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Salem Town Council meeting

The agenda is set for the June meeting of the Salem Town Council.  The meeting takes place at 6 tomorrow night at Town Hall.  Executive session time is being reserved tomorrow for water department contract matters not specified by the pre-meeting agenda.

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Trustees take on double duty

The summer recess is no time for Oconee school trustees to relax.  They are doing double-duty with a pair of meetings this afternoon and tonight.  The school board’s annual planning session is 2 o’clock this afternoon at district headquarters, with reports on construction and capital improvements high on the agenda.  At 6 tonight, the trustees hold their regular June meetings. […]

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