Motorcyclist killed in Mountain Rest

The coroner says a 26-year old motorcyclist died at the scene of a Mountain Rest accident.  Three people from the car in Saturday afternoon’s accident on the Cassidy Bridge Road were taken to the hospital, and a trooper reported the two car passengers were in serious condition.  The patrol logged the accident shortly after 2:30 p-m when a motorcycle and […]

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Seneca requests the the facts be set straight

Two professors at Clemson University complained to the Seneca mayor and the city council about the city’s handling of the Zachary Hammond case.  The city says those professors had the right to express themselves.  The professors appeared before the mayor and the council during a meeting late last year.   But, in a news release Friday, the city sought to set […]

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Walhalla family credited with 100 years’ weather watching

Without the Brandts of Walhalla, the National Weather Service likely would have been unable to record South Carolina weather for the last 100 years.  NOAA has confirmed that no other family in its history of “weather watching” had served in the capacity of volunteer weather reporting.  And the South Carolina Senate has taken notice.  Thomas Alexander, Oconee-Pickens Republican, has offered […]

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Volunteers create Westminster park


On a sunshine, blue sky day across Oconee, Westminster may shine the brightest. Volunteers are converting a vacant corner spot downtown into a park.  Spearheading the work are the members of this year’s Oconee Leadership Class.  The class president, Jennifer Moss, says trees and shrubs are being planted today.  Next week the class will add small perennials.  The park at […]

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Missing Virginian located

A missing person from Virginia apparently has been located in the vicinity of I-85 and the Georgia-South Carolina line.  We’ve learned that an officer from Franklin County, Georgia located the missing person and telephone contact was made with the individual’s family members in Virginia.  

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Nellie Craig

Westminster – Nellie Mae Jefferson Craig, 64, formerly of Westminster, passed away Friday, April 8, 2016 at the Glorified Health & Rehab of Greenville.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  The family is at the home of son, Brian Craig, 155 Dixon Rd., Westminster, SC 29693. Memorials in her memory may be made c/o Sandifer Funeral […]

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Dollar General sought on Ebenezer Road

  The developer for a proposed Dollar General store in Oconee County has new plans.  And those plans are to be aired during a public hearing this month in Walhalla.  A county official says the application for a pair of special exceptions this time proposes an alternate location—-on Ebenezer Road next to Yupper’s store and restaurant.  Late last year the […]

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Seneca Fire Department runs two calls

From Seneca’s W-N 1st Street late yesterday afternoon, you could smell burning wood.  An abandoned trailer home caught fire.  As to whether someone might have set the fire at 146 Clinkscale Drive, department spokesman Chris Cartee said, “It’s hard to tell….It has been turned over to the fire investigation team.”  Earlier the fire fighters were nearby at 901 W. North […]

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Dead trees toppled


At the direction of the Walhalla Tree Committee, dead or dying trees are being removed from the Main Street tree-lined medians.  This toppled tree is at the median on Main at Ann Street.  Within the same block, a second tree has been cut down.

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