Seven trees in the ground


  Seven maple trees were placed in the ground yesterday on Walhalla’s Main Street, and more are to follow.  Dan Pollock, president of Partners for Progress, congratulated Richard Harper and the rest of the Partners’ tree committee.  And Harper, as he watched the planting of one tree, was pleased.  “They should grow nice and tall.  We’re trying to get the […]

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Grievances subject of two closed meetings

Oconee school trustees went behind closed doors for what officials say were three grievance hearings.  After more than one hour yesterday, the trustees emerged from their private meeting, but Chairman Andy Inabinet said there would be a second such meeting later in the night before any action was taken.  The draft of the minutes from last week’s special meeting show […]

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Doris Beatrice McCall Orr

Salem, SC— Doris Beatrice McCall Orr, 69, wife the late William F. Orr, of 125 Bennettsville Road, Salem, SC, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2016 at AnMed Health Medical Center. Services will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from […]

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Tree planting underway!

The first set of maple trees are going in the ground along the sidewalk side of Main Street in downtown Walhalla.  A city worker could be seen digging a large hole this afternoon near the corner of Main and N. Ann streets. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Special meeting tomorrow night!

A week ago, Westminster received the resignation of its near two-year city administrator, Jeff Lord.  Now the council will go behind closed doors to talk about the position of administrator.  It’s part of a special meeting at 6:30 tomorrow night at the Westminster Depot.  Preceding the closed session tomorrow are matters involving Destination Oconee and Westminster Local Development Corporation. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Arrest made during investigation of Townville fight

Devin Deville Ferguson

  In the investigation of a fight reported Saturday night in Townville, Oconee sheriff’s officers arrested a 23-year old man wanted by the state of Wisconsin.  Authorities in Fond Du Lac County, Wisconsin have now asked the Oconee Sheriff’s Office to hold Devin Develle Ferguson until they have the chance to pick him up.  A fugitive from justice warrant alleges […]

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Gregory Hamilton

Salem – Gregory Dean Hamilton, 59, husband of Kathryn Broyles Hamilton, 250 Hamilton Drive, passed away Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the Cottingham Hospice House. A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Fall Creek Baptist Church.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, Tuesday, March 22, […]

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Lakefront property changes hands in Seneca

Bank-held commercial property has changed hands on the 123 By-Pass in Seneca.  The property has been described as Lots 1-10 in the Northwest Point subdivision.  Portions of the property touch Lake Keowee.  According to City Hall, the property is zoned highway commercial.  Legal documents show the deal involved the Bank of America as the seller and a Tiger Boulevard LLC—Kishyam—as […]

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