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How to protect your mail

February 5, 2015

The arrest this week of an out of state man who allegedly stole mail in West Union leads the Oconee Sheriff’s Office to offer tips on how to prevent your mail from being stolen. Franklin, North Carolina resident Roy England Norvell Jr. was arrested Sunday after an officer saw the 83-year old Norvell allegedly open…

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Hilley returns to banking world

February 4, 2015

Walhalla native and retired Seneca banker Lamar Hilley has returned to the banking world. Greer State Bank has named Hilley as community relations manager for commercial and small business lending in the Tri-County area of Oconee, Anderson and Pickens. He will join Art Wray, who serves as VP and Mortgage Loan Officer for Greer State…

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Water link break on Main

February 4, 2015

Trouble this morning on Walhalla’s Main Street. In front of Ken’s Thriftee Pharmacy, the roots from one of those Bradford Pear trees apparently wrapped around the city’s water line and caused the line to break. Scott Parris, utilities director, said the break occurred as city workers were removing the tree stump.  He called it a…

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Deer strikes parked car in Westminster

February 4, 2015

A car parked and waiting in line in front of Westminster Middle School was struck by a deer, but no one inside the car was hurt. Chief of Police Dean Awalt said the accident, in front of the school, left damage to the passenger side door. The deer, he said, kept running.

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Amenities, including splash pad, for Walhalla Pool

February 4, 2015

Walhalla’s elected leaders are considering a first-ever splash pad at the municipal swimming pool—designed for children not ready for the depths of water in the pool. Councilwoman Jennifer Crawford told her colleagues last night her research into splash pads tells her that the right pad should be something that Walhalla can afford and obtain in…

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Car flips at sharp curve near West Union

February 4, 2015

A woman driver walked away apparently uninjured from what was a serious accident late yesterday afternoon near West Union. Her four-door sedan turned over at the curve near the Johnson Controls Plant and she, temporarily, was trapped in the wreckage. With help from the volunteer West Union Fire Department, Walhalla fire fighters freed the trapped…

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Walhalla nixes in-town sewer rate for new school

February 4, 2015

Like other out of town customers, Oconee School District will have to bear a larger sewer rate for the new Walhalla High School on South Carolina 11. In response to comments last night by Councilman Lamar Bailes, utilities superintendent Scott Parris said he does not favor approving the school district’s request to charge the lower…

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Walhalla to add water customers at Lake Keowee

February 4, 2015

Near Knox and Ellenburg roads, a 28-lot home development is in the works, and the Walhalla utilities superintendent says it’s a project that will add customers to the city’s outside water service territory. At City Hall last night Scott Parris, the utilities director, announced the homes are to be built by Crescent Communities and located…

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Spay/neuter fund depleted

February 4, 2015

The fund that Oconee Humane Society taps for the spay and neutering of animals has run out of money, and its officials appealed last night to County Council for more money. Humane Society believes the efforts have reduced the number of stray animals across the county, but its $60 thousand appropriation program was used up…

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Streetscape bids to be received next week

February 4, 2015

Contractor’s bids to build Walhalla’s downtown Streetscape are to be received next week, and Mayor Danny Edwards says he’s hopeful those bids can be processed fast enough to allow for consideration during city council’s regular February meeting on the 17th. Meeting as committees last night, the mayor and council heard Scott Parris, the utilities director,…

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  • July 31, 2015 5:00 pmChristmas in July to support Heath's Haven
  • July 31, 2015 7:00 pmConservation Theory in Concert
  • July 31, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • August 2, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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