New theory on pool vandalsim

Instead of damage caused by Walhalla swimming pool bathroom vandals, is it possible that a deteriorating block wall collapsed on its own or became weak from changing weather? One police officer admits it’s a theory that has not been discounted. But, unless proved otherwise, Capt. Paul Harris says, the police are proceeding with the belief that what happened was a […]

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Bridge replacement underway on Bountyland Road

Part of Oconee’s rural Bountyland Road is blocked to thru traffic as part of a detour, created by the start of a bridge replacement project. The bridge being replaced is located near the Foothills Community Church. The project is being financed through a contract issued last year as part of South Carolina’s Act 98 Program. The work is expected to […]

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Alexander takes part in university luncheon

State Senator Thomas Alexander, Oconee-Pickens Republican, was among area lawmakers who took part in this year’s Legislative Appreciation Luncheon at Southern Wesleyan University in Central. The university presented a number of students to show Alexander and the other lawmakers examples of students whose college education depends on state and federal aid. For his part, Alexander stressed his long time support […]

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Presidential hopefuls to speak in Greenville

Republican Presidential hopefuls are being invited this spring to Greenville to speak in advance of the state’s Presidential primary next year. Third District Congressman Jeff Duncan and the group Citizens United are planning the event Saturday, May 9 at the Peace Center. So far, they have received commitments from Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry, Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham, Rick Santorum, and […]

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Meth danger on the highways

Family members picking up trash this weekend near Westminster found suspicious items on the Cleveland Pike Road. Narcotics agents secured the broken batteries and empty packages of Sudafed. No official determination yet on whether they, along with piles of syringes and bottles of a white powder substance, amount to methamphetamine debris. But, as winter gives way to spring, many people […]

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Tech revamps, renames program

The engineering and industrial technology division of Tri-County Technical College has renamed and revamped its manufacturing management program. The program underwent a title change last month and is now called Manufacturing Management and Leadership. According to Stan Compton, program coordinator, to better reflect the skills of a first-line manager in today’s manufacturing facilities.

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Deputy’s suspicion pays off

The suspicions of an Oconee deputy sheriff paid off in the early morning hours Saturday with the capture of three suspected thieves. At 1:40 Saturday morning, Deputy Clay Sheriff saw a vehicle circle through the parking lot of Tri-Star Imports, Wells Highway. The deputy stopped the car nearby. The investigation that followed resulted in the discovery of damage to a […]

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Chainsaw applied to last of the Bradford Pear trees

Walhalla’s love-hate relationship with its downtown Bradford Pear trees is no more. Crews under the supervision of James Moore, public works director, applied chainsaws and activated a wood chipper to the last of the Bradford Pear trees still standing. Their downfall is a pre-runner to the Streetscape project and their eventual replacement with others kinds of trees and vegetation planned […]

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