Arrests of Syrians in Honduras a Duncan concern

The arrests of five Syrians in Honduras is a concern of Congressman Jeff Duncan, member of the Homeland Security Committee.  The Syrians flew into the Central American country and presented Greek passports though, according to one network report, none speaks the Greek language.  And though it wasn’t immediately known if any of them have terror intentions, Duncan said, “….it (the […]

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Walhalla parade as usual this year

Although part of Walhalla’s Main Street remains a construction zone, the city’s annual Christmas Parade will proceed down Main as usual this year.  The date and time for this year’s parade:  Saturday, December 5 at 5 o’clock.  One hour after this year’s parade, the 4th annual Luminary Tour of Churches, sponsored by the chamber of commerce, will take place.  Five […]

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College presidents sign agreement

Officials from Tri-County Technical College and Columbia College signed a formal agreement this week to enable Tech graduates to complete their bachelor’s degree through Columbia College in the evenings on Tri-County’s campus at what Tech calls a significantly discounted tuition rate.   It’s the first time that Tech has signed a partnership of this type with a private college.  Students accepted […]

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For drugs and assault, Walhallan lands in prison

A judge ordered a 10-year prison term today for a Walhalla man who admitted guilt to two criminal charges.  Judge Benjamin Culbertson in the General Sessions Court handed down a pair of 10-year concurrent prison terms after Jonathan David Crooks pleaded guilty to assault and battery first degree and distribution of methamphetamine third offense.  The judge explained to Crooks that […]

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Oconee’s graduation rate above state average

A state-issued report card gave Oconee public schools a grade of 81.5% for the district’s four-year graduation rate.  An announcement today from the school district indicates the 81.5% exceeds the state average.  The county’s four high schools ranked this way:  Tamassee-Salem, 71.7%; West-Oak High, at 76%; Seneca High School at 83.4%; and Walhalla, at 87.7%.  Those percentages prompted Dr. Michael […]

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Aileen Hazel Crumpton Moore

Aileen Hazel Crumpton Moore, 86, widow of Eugene Bill Moore, of 200 N. Pew Street, Westminster, SC  died Tuesday at Oconee Memorial Hospital.  The funeral will be 11 a-m Friday at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to follow in Poplar Springs Baptist Church.  The family receives friends from 6-8 pm Thursday at Davenport Funeral Home. Flowers are accepted.  The […]

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The price tag for Tech building projects

Two future building projects for Tri-County Tech are going to cost millions of dollars, but the college president says they are going to educate students to help them make it in today’s world.  One of the projects is Tech’s first official campus in Oconee County.  The campus will sit inside the county’s new park on highway 11 as one occupant […]

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Downtown gets “striped”

On new asphalt sections of Walhalla’s Main Street striping has begun to appear to help motorists navigate the new road created by Streetscape.  And Wahallans are beginning to notice and talk about the new lines and turn arrows.  It was a topic during last night’s city council meeting.  From today’s report from the contractor, “…as you noticed we were able […]

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