February is tree-planting for downtown Walhalla

This is the month that a committee of volunteers in Walhalla will plant 41 trees inside the vegetated areas created by Streetscape.  The only thing holding back the plantings, according to Richard Harper, is an encroachment permit required from the South Carolina DOT.  Harper spoke last night at a meeting of the Partners for Progress, whose treasurer reported that, so […]

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Chelsea Clinton to speak at Clemson

The daughter of a Presidential candidate speaks this weekend at Clemson University.  Chelsea Clinton, whose mother, Hillary, is contesting for the Democratic nomination for President, will talk about the need to create opportunities for women’s advancement locally and globally.  Her talk at 4:30 Saturday afternoon in Lee Hall Auditorium is free and open to the public. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Parts of Walhalla lose power

Parts of Walhalla, including businesses and traffic lights on Main Street, lost power around 5 o’clock this afternoon—the result of two related car accidents.  One accident occurred at Main and College.  The second occurred when one of the cars in the first accident traveled one more block, hit a guy wire, and took down power lines in front of the […]

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William F. Sherley

William Francis Sherley, 70, of 470 Old Hurricane Road, Westminster died Sunday at Cottingham Hospice House.  He was the widower of Doris Mary Sherley.  The funeral will be 11 am Thursday from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial follows in Heritage Memorial Gardens.  The family receives friends from 6-8 pm Wednesday at the Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family is […]

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Power outage–Walhalla

Parts of Walhalla downtown are without power–the apparent result of a car accident which brought down electric power lines in front of the Civic Auditorium.  The outage affects Main Street traffic lights and businesses on the north side of Main.  Police, fire, and ambulance were on the scene shortly after 5 this afternoon.  We’ve been told Duke Energy has been […]

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Vote in one primary or the other

South Carolina voters this month wanting to make their voice heard in the run-up to the White House have a choice to make–other than which candidate to support.  If you are a Republican, you can vote in either primary, the Republicans on the 20th or the Democrats on the 27th.  But you can’t vote in both.  Paulette Keffas Chassin, interim […]

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Democrats meet tonight

A meeting takes place tonight of the executive committee of the Oconee Democratic Party.  Sure to be discussed tonight are preparations for the party’s Presidential Preference Primary Saturday, February 27.  The names of four candidates will be on the ballot:  Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley, Bernie Sanders, and Willie Wilson. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Boil water advisory

Clemson water customers in four sections of the city are affected by a boil water advisory issued this morning by the city.  Until otherwise notified by the city. residents of Hill Pine Court, Berkeley Court, Evergreen, and Berkeley Drive between Evergreen and Hill Pine Court located in the City of Clemson should vigorously boil their water for at least one […]

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Bear season kind to Oconee hunters

The recent bear hunting season across Upstate South Carolina, though not a record season, proved good for the hunters.  Figures from the South Carolina DNR show that in 2015, of the 91 bears taken in Oconee, Pickens, and Greenville counties, 40 of them were taken in Oconee County.  The largest bear harvested was in Greenville County—596 pounds.  Tammy Wactor, wildlife […]

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What’s the solution to sign blight?

Does anyone have a solution to sign blight?  Like heavy traffic areas nationwide, rights-of-way in Seneca are home to signs of all kinds–too many for motorists to read and drive safely.  A man who lived in Seneca years ago said he thought the city could cut down on some of its free-standing signs on 123 at the East End intersection […]

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