Sewer tie-in closes part of N. College Street

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Part of Walhalla’s N. College Street near the police station is closed today as a sewer tie-in is attempted as part of Streetscape.  Because of wet stone and conditions the asphalt process between Tugaloo and Catherine has been delayed until Monday. Yesterday, with Duke Energy’s cooperation, Hutch ‘N Son removed five old light poles between Catherine and Spring Street.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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“Our target is going to be E. coli….”

Clemson University Cooperative Extension and 12 partners have a plan to clean up the pollutants plaguing the Twelve Mile, Eighteen Mile and Golden Creek watersheds, which make up more than 53 thousand acres in the Piedmont of South Carolina.  The watercourses wind through Pickens County and a portion of Anderson County and are used by industry,  adjacent landowners and recreation […]

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Former banker to learn fate Thanksgiving week

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A former Oconee banker will learn his fate during Thanksgiving week in a U-S District courtroom.  A federal court officer tells 101.7/WGOG NEWS that the sentencing of Benjamin Lee Hiott has been rescheduled for 1:30 Monday afternoon, November 23 in Greenville.  The former Community First banker awaits sentencing for three counts of bank fraud.  He’s also a co-defendant in a […]

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Shelly Denine Moore

Shelly Denine Moore, 44, of 209 Friendship Road, Seneca died Wednesday at Oconee Memorial Hospital.  A memorial service will be 2 pm Sunday at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel.  The burial will follow at a later date.  The family receives friends from 12:30-1:30 pm, prior to the service, at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers are accepted.  The family is at the residence. […]

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Wesley Wilson

Wesley Wilson, 59, of 123 Michelle Lane, Seneca died Thursday at Oconee Medical Center. He was the husband of Joyce Gibby Wilson.  A memorial service will be 2 pm Saturday from the Chapel of sandifer Funeral Home.  The family receives friends from 1-2 pm, prior to the service at Sandifer Funmeral Home.  The family is at the residence.  Flowers are […]

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Salem supporters plot strategy

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A group of Salem school supporters met Tuesday at the Community Center and agreed on a strategy to try to save their town’s school from closing at the end of the current school year.  Eddie Martin, one of the leaders, said the group agreed to contact an attorney to discuss the possibility of a civil lawsuit.  Martin said the course […]

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20-year old man charged with school burglary

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A 20-year old man has been arrested and charged with burglary this week at the Tamassee-Salem Middle and High School.  The Salem police say that, with the help of the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, Randal Ramey of the Wander Road, Salem was arrested Wednesday morning and taken to the Oconee Detention Center.  The police say the charges against Ramey are burglary […]

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Appears to be no foul play, Crenshaw says

The Oconee Sheriff says, “At this time, there does not appear to be any foul play in Mr. Smalley Jr’s death and Coroner Addis has ruled this death to be natural….”  Sheriff Crenshaw issued the statement regarding the death of Seneca resident Ernest Lee Smalley Jr.  The 33-year old Smalley was booked into the Detention Center Friday on a Family […]

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Pickup crashes into Seneca insurance office

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A pickup truck crashed thru the back of a Seneca insurance office.  No one appeared to have been seriously hurt, but three people inside SHK insurance were fortunate to have escaped the crash.  The accident occurred during the noon hour apparently when the pickup left Mill Road near SC 130, pushed down a fence, went across a yard, and then […]

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Annual meeting and supper

Daylight Saving Time comes to an end over the weekend.  And, true to the calendar, the members of Walhalla Partners for Progress will gather for chili and cornbread for their annual meeting and supper.  That event will take place Monday night 6 to 8 o’clock at the Depot on Kaufman Square and feature as guest speaker Blake Sanders of Alta […]

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