Who decides the fall municipal elections?

The office of Oconee Registration and Elections recently provided its latest estimates of just how many voters are eligible to cast ballots in this year’s municipal elections in Salem, Walhalla and Westminster.  Eighty-five voters were registered in Salem, 1,229 in Westminster, and 1,881 in Walhalla.  All three towns hold their elections November 3.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Hydrants in the middle of Main!

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Two red fire hydrants now sit in the middle of Walhalla’s Main Street, on the islands between the blocks of Tugaloo and College.  Some people are questioning why hydrants in the middle of the streets.  But according to the contractor Hutch ‘N Son, these hydrants are positioned perfectly for fire trucks to access for both sides of the street. Workers […]

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“What Highlands has that we want?”

Walhalla’s Frances Devoe had a purpose in mind when she threw out this question Monday night, “What does Highlands have that we want?”  As facilitator of a brain-storm session arranged by Partners for Progress, Devoe was simply trying to stir the imaginations of the group’s devotees to come up with some ideas to make Walhalla both different and better.  It […]

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For Judge Verdin, a homecoming

Growing up in the home of two educators, the three R’s were always important to someone like Letitia Verdin.  The former Letitia Hamilton grew up in Seneca and became a state judge.  Assigned to the Greenville-Pickens circuit, Verdin will achieve a homecoming of sorts this month when she presides during a term of Oconee Common Pleas Court.  Clerk of Court […]

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District One South Carolinians opposed moving the flag

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The state lawmaker representing District One in the South Carolina House of Representatives, Bill Whitmire of Walhalla, says most people he represents were opposed to the state removing the Confederate flag this summer from the grounds of the State House.  During an interview with 101.7/WGOG NEWS, Whitmire explained his position.         “I’m not against supporting taking the flag down because […]

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Road work starts today in Seneca and Westminster

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Crews from a Pickens County contractor descend today on Seneca and Westminster for the start of eight different road projects.  The work by crews from King Asphalt of Liberty is scheduled in Seneca for Perkins Creek Road and W. S. 4th Street to Radio Station Road; and at the following locations in the Westminster area:  Robin Road, Shannon Forest Drive, […]

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Woman accused of workplace-involved crime

  A 38-year old Oconee woman has been arrested by the Sheriff’s Office on the charge of breach of trust with fraudulent intent.  A warrant issued by Magistrate Blake Norton charges Jillian Renee Fields of the Davis Mill Road with receiving “in trust cash/checks valued at $27,757.82 which belonged to the Mold Clinic.  Further,” according to the arrest affidavit, “the […]

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Roundabout saves lives, DOT says

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Approaching a roundabout the first time might throw fear into a driver in South Carolina, but the DOT believes getting the hang of it shouldn’t take long.  By next year, Oconee drivers will face the first roundabout in their county.  The DOT has issued contract to convert Wells Highway and Strawberry Farm Road/Mormon Church Road to a roundabout.  The DOT’s […]

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