Sidewalk work continues today

Workers continue today to pour sidewalk on the south side of Main Street, between Spring and Catherine.  And once that block of sidewalk is completed, Hutch ‘N Son will proceed to the next block.  Once the sidewalk is finished, next will be new street lights.  Mayor Edwards last night expressed the hope that the work will be done in the […]

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Local healthcare programs receive funding

Community support and the success of the annual golf classic staged by the Oconee Memorial Hospital Foundation have put money into the hands of those who run three local health care facilities.  Receiving checks for $28 thousand last week were Safe Kids Upstate, Lila Doyle Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and Mountain Lakes Access Health Dental Clinic.  The golf tournament has […]

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Partners sets priorities for 2016

A group that works toward a better Walhalla will pursue priorities for the year 2016.  Dan Pollock, president of Partners for Progress, announced those priorities during a meeting last night at the Depot.  They include trees to dot the core commercial area downtown, a master plan for the downtown, the Palmetto Trail, the water plant project, and a community development […]

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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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