Home fire near Townville

Disaster-trained volunteers from the American Red Cross have extended help to cover life’s immediate needs to a family near Townville.  Two adults and two children saw fire burn their home on Crescent Lane in the Double Springs Community.  The fire broke out shortly before midnight Friday.  The Red Cross assistance covered temporary lodging along with comfort kits that included personal […]

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Your choice: “Sober or Slammer”

Starting tomorrow, the Walhalla police focus on their part in a statewide campaign, “Sober or Slammer.”  The emphasis through January 3 will be getting people who drive impaired off the road.  The holiday season is a time of joy and family togetherness, but one mistake can create tragedy.  Nearly half of South Carolina’s fatal crashes involved an impaired driver.   […]

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Today’s winner? Why it’s nature, of course

The rain has won out today and thwarted Walhalla Streetscape contractor’s hopes to make further progress.  If it weren’t inclement, Hutch ‘N Son had planned to continue to form and to pour the handicap ramps on the north side Main Street between Ann and Catherine.  On the south side, workers had hoped to proceed with block reconstruction.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Richard Sprouse

Richard Randolph Sprouse, 63, of 102 N. Bibb Street, Westminster died Saturday at the Oconee Medical Center.  A private family service will be held.  Family members are at their homes.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com. Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Settlement offer on table

The offer by a bank to settle a lawsuit is an agenda item tomorrow night for the Westminster City Council.  Under new business, the item reads “Consider settlement offer by First Citzens Bank in the matter of City of Westminster v. First Citizens.”  The agenda calls for an executive session to discuss the offer.  In January, Westminster went to court […]

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Savannah harbor expansion

Construction should begin by this summer on a $40 million raw water storage impoundment for the City of Savannah, Georgia—as part of environmental mitigation for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project.  The Army Corps of Engineers awarded Thalle Construction Company of Hillsborough, North Carolina to build the 17-acre impoundment in Effingham County, Georgia.  The small reservoir is to provide an additional […]

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Clay Wilson playing pro ball in Germany

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Pictured in this billboard in Germany is a young man with ties to Walhalla.  He’s Clay Wilson, Princeton graduate and basketball player, who is now playing pro basketball in Europe. Wilson, who is from Oklahoma, has relatives in the Walhalla area–including his aunt, Ann Anderson, sales account executive at 101.7/WGOG. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Hospital “governance: at the fore

The trustees who govern the Greenville Health System, which includes the Oconee Memorial Hospital, are scheduled to act next week on a governance resolution that apparently would move public non-profit GHS closer to being part of a large private, non-profit multi-regional system.  As one local hospital source explained it to us it would allow GHS to remain a major player […]

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Joe “Larry” Turner

Joe “Larry” Turner, 62, of 367-A Fairfield Road, Walhalla died Thursday at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  The funeral will be 11 am Saturday at Davenport Funeral Home. Flowers accepted.  Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.  The family is at the home.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.davenportfuneralhome.com.  Davenport Funeral Home in charge of […]

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