Bidding to build a roundabout

Contractors submitted bids last week to build Oconee County’s first roundabout—-a circular-type intersection which the state DOT has designed for Wells Highway and Strawberry Farm Road near Seneca.  Josh Makison, DOT resident construction engineer, says he expects to receive word in two weeks of the winning bidder for the project. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Computer and printer taken by shoplifters

Shoplifting

A man and a woman are suspected of stealing a computer and a printer last weekend from the Seneca Wal-Mart.  Oconee Sheriff’s Office appeals to the public to provide the tip that solves the shoplifting case.  It took place around 10 o’clock Saturday night when, according to authorities, the man and woman concealed items and tried to leave the store.  […]

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Council rescinds extra civil protection

  In a final reading last night, Oconee County Council killed an ordinance that gave extra protection to county officials against civil liability.  The council acted after public comment speakers decried the idea, including David McMahan who has taken the county to court over zoning issues.  McMahan said of 46 South Carolina counties, only Oconee had sought additional indemnification.  Council […]

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Walhalla beyond Streetscape

  The idea of going beyond Walhalla’s four-block core commercial area was introduced tonight during the August meeting of city council.  Mayor Danny Edwards welcomed Joe Bryant, representing Seamon Whiteside.  Bryant introduced the idea of improving Walhalla’s Broad Street, one block from Main, as way to enhance the city’s effort to bring new life to the downtown.  Edwards and Bryant […]

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City Council’s private meeting

At this hour, Walhalla City Council is meeting with its attorney in executive session for a contract matter that city leaders say pertains to the city’s water project.  The city council has been working toward an intake and a new plant at Lake Keowee, but Mayor Edwards recently confirmed that his city is considering other options–such as buying water from […]

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Angelo Cortese

Angelo Cortese, 67, of 210 Star View Drive, Seneca died Tuesday at his home.  He was the husband of Rafaela Mazzone Cortese.  Mr. Cortese owned and operated Peppinio’s Restaurant in Seneca.  A funeral mass will be 2 p-m Saturday at St. Paul’s the Apostle Catholic Church, Seneca.  Entombment will follow in Heritage Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.  The family receives friends from […]

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Azalee Chapman Wilbanks

Azalee Chapman Wilbanks, 96, native of Salem, died Tuesday at Foothills Assisted Living. She was the widow of Chester Hiles Wilbanks.  Services will be 2 p-m Thursday at Boone’s Creek Baptist Church, Salem with burial to follow in the church cemetery.  The family receives friends from 6-8 p-m Wednesday at Davenport Funeral Home.  The body will be placed in the […]

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First day attendance numbers

Oconee public schools recorded countywide attendance today at 10,240–the first day back from summer recess.  Total attendance at the new Walhalla High School at 987–fell 13 short of the figure of 1,000.  On day 1 last year it stood at 988. The Walhalla High attendance was the highest among the county’s four high schools.  Nearby Tamassee-Salem’s count of 250 dropped […]

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The Civil War, as recalled in story and song

WCA

The Civil War, or the War Between the States, was a conflict that still affects us today.  The public is invited for a concert next week at the Walhalla Civic Auditorium that will feature the Civil War year 1865—both in song and story.  Featured presenters at 8 o’clock Saturday night, August 28 will be the Phil Cheney Minstrels.  To order […]

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