Police investigate Main Street vandalism

  Someone apparently threw a concrete planter and broke a stained glass door window at a Main Street, Walhalla business.  Damage estimate is $500 dollars. The police have confirmed they are investigating the incident at Moss and Associates as a case of weekend vandalism.  Entry to the business was not made, and Chief of Police Ronald Wilbanks says it’s not […]

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Palmetto Trail meeting

The Palmetto Conservation Foundation wants to hear from the public on two additions to the Palmetto Trail in Oconee and Pickens counties.  A meeting for that purpose takes place from 6 to 7:30 Wednesday night at the Old St. John’s Meeting House in Walhalla.  Plans were announced last summer to extend the Palmetto Trail about 16 miles from downtown Walhalla […]

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Spillway gates to close

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to close the spillways at Hartwell Dam today after three days of allowing thousands of cubic feet of water to flow from Hartwell Lake downstream. Late Friday, Corps Spokesman Russell Wicke issued a press release announcing the opening of the spillways. By Friday night, the heavy rainfall, sleet and snow pushed the lake […]

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Duke contractor to trim trees

A contractor for Duke Energy plans to trim trees during the winter months in the vicinity of both Walhalla and West Union.  The tree trimming by Asplundh Tree will take place in the areas served by Duke’s Branch Road retail sub-station.  The work begins late this month and is scheduled to finish by the end of March.     VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Joyce Elaine Smith Owens

Joyce Elaine Smith Owens, 67, of 115 Burns Mill Road, West Union died Friday at her home. The funeral will be 2 pm Saturday at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers accepted. Memorials may be made to Oconee Hospice of the Foothills, Attn:  Foundation Office, 298 Memorial Drive, Seneca, SC  29672.  The family will be at the home of Loretta Nichols, 111 […]

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Fatality identified

The fatality in last night’s Oconee County traffic accident near Clemson has been identified as Seneca resident Mark Lane Sanders.  A motorcycle driven by Sanders collided with an SUV driven by Morgan Welch of Mount Pleasant.  The accident occurred shortly before 6:30 p-m on West Cherry Road at High Point Boulevard.  According to the highway patrol, from a stopped position […]

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Zoning variance requested tonight

Variance requests will be made as part of a public hearing to be held tonight in Walhalla by the Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals.  M & T Properties and SK Builders are the applicants for relief from county road standards and setback requirements within a control-free district.  The property location is Preston Ridge Drive near Seneca.  Tonight’s hearing takes place […]

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Prescription drug theft at Fair Play

A 33-year old Westminster area man has been arrested in an Oconee Sheriff’s Office investigation of the theft of prescription medication.  The theft occurred last week at a home in Fair Play, and the apprehension of Brandon Lamarkus Gilliam of the W. Spearman Road took place at a business in Anderson County at exit 4, the highway 243 area of […]

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Westminster seeks software vendor

Westminster wants a new software system that its mayor pro-tem hopes will be more transparent to those following the city’s financial dealings.  Susan Ramey, the newly-elected mayor pro-tem, has asked City Administrator Jeff Lord to run advertisements as soon as possible.  The city council last week received a presentation from an interested vendor.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Long Creek fire

Fire broke out in a Jeep yesterday at Long Creek and spread to an ATV parked next to it.  Adam Williams of Oconee Emergency Services says fire fighters were able to extinguish the fire before it could spread further to a nearby house. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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