Blog Archives

Remember, there are second votes next week!

June 19, 2014

The 2014 political season, so far, has been one for poor voter turnouts. A second primary election vote next week shapes up to be no different as the political parties offer a total of only three contests to choose among for the Oconee electorate. The ballot for Tuesday’s Democratic runoff election pits Tom Thompson and…

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Practicing for the real thing!

June 19, 2014

Oconee Emergency Services reserved the Walhalla Municipal Swimming Pool this morning for a practice session. Grahl Haney, deputy director, says each year the personnel are put to test on their skills for water rescue and diving. It’s part of an all-day exercise. After their morning swim, the divers and the rescuers will for an afternoon…

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Powell holds onto hope

June 19, 2014

The Walhalla corner of Main and S. Church may no longer lend itself to a boutique hotel and restaurant, but John Powell still has hopes for the old building. He expressed the hope this morning that someone will come along and save the day for the old courthouse, which eventually could wind up demolished. Powell…

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Zoning votes tonight in Clemson

June 19, 2014

Action items are on the agenda tonight of the board of zoning appeals in Clemson. The board will consider a variance to permit on-street parking in front of a home at 139 Folger Street and a special exception to allow four parcels of property zoned R-20 to be used for religious use. The meeting takes…

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Clemson beauty lands dream internship

June 19, 2014

Ali Rogers, Clemson communications studies major and first runner-up in last year’s Miss America Pageant, has landed an internship with the new College Football Playoff and will move next month to Dallas, Texas. In the 10-month paid internship, Rogers will assist the communications office of College Football Playoff. Among her responsibilities will be assembling news…

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Gearing up for hospital agreement

June 19, 2014

An Oconee Medical Center official says, during an executive session meeting Monday, the board of directors will review the agreement to bring the hospital under the umbrella of the Greenville Hospital System. But Hunter Kome, OMC chief operating officer, says a vote is not anticipated. Kome said, “We will have a separate meeting to vote…

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“But it appears perhaps it is not to be”

June 18, 2014

The project to bring a boutique hotel and restaurant to Walhalla appears to be on its last leg. And the developers have all but declared an end to their effort to remodel the former courthouse, at Main and S. Church, and save the 1956 building from eventual demolition. In an open letter to Courthouse Inn…

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Part of 123 to be re-surfaced next month

June 18, 2014

An official of the contractor says a section of U-S 123 in Seneca is planned for re-surfacing next month. The work will take place from Lindsay Road to Old Salem Road and will take in the 123-130/E-N 1st Street intersection. In length, the section of 123 is less than a mile. However, because the highway…

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Sewer rate increase in the offing

June 18, 2014

A new budget for Westminster will mean higher charges for property taxes and sewer service. The council gave direction to its staff last night to enact a 3% increase on sewer bills “effective with the next cycle” of billing. The council also approved a rare property tax increase. An additional 6 mills of taxes will…

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Producing work-ready graduates

June 18, 2014

Tri-County Technical College officials joined representatives of local and area manufacturing companies for the recent International Automation Conference 2014. The Chicago, Illinois meeting last month attracted 200 attendees who face an identical challenge: finding and hiring people with 21st century workplace skills. Tech is proud of its growing collaboration with industry that has led to…

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  • January 30, 2015Walhalla Civic Auditorium Presents Southern Fried Nuptials
  • February 1, 2015 10:00 amShellem Cline at Bethel Baptist Church Singing
  • February 5, 2015 5:30 pmWalhalla High School's Freshman Focus Parent Night
  • February 5, 2015 7:00 pmHoly Spirit Encounter Conference
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