Chase suspect IN CUSTODY

A chase thru parts of Oconee ended early this afternoon with the apprhension of a person the Sheriff’s Office describes as a suspect in a shoplifting case at the EGame Stop at Applewood Shopping Center.  The chase ended on SC 183/the Walhalla-Pickens Highway in the vicinity of High Falls Express and Wolf Stake Road.  Charges against the suspect are expected […]

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Unit 1 off-line for indeterminate time

A spokesman for Duke Energy says Unit One at Oconee Nuclear remains off-line for an indefinite period–having been taken off line as precaution from yesterday’s transformer fire in a switchyard near the plant.  Duke’s Andrew Beckner, speaking to 101.7/WGOG NEWS after a news conference this morning at the World of Energy, said, “We’ll make sure that once we bring Unit […]

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Joel Davis renominated for new term

Joel Davis this morning was renominated to serve on the board of directors of the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative.  Davis’s name was the only one put forward during a nomination meeting held at the Blue Ridge headquarters near Westminster.  His seat is to be voted on by the membership during this year’s annual meeting.

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Roger Whitman

West Union – Roger Terry Whitman, 63, husband of Joyce Morgan Whitman, 155 Madison Drive, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2016 at his residence. A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Wednesday, March 9, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oconee Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, Tuesday, March […]

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Striping to be re-applied

At both ends of Walhalla’s Main Street, as the lanes of travel reduce to one lane in each direction, the Streetscape contractor will re-apply the striping.  It’s an effort to better alert motorists to the change as they approach the four-block downtown area.  

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Prescribed burn today near Salem

A U-S Forest Service prescribed burn is scheduled to start at 10 o’clock this morning near Salem.  Affected will be 950 acres near Lake Cherokee.  The intent of this prescribed burn is fuel reduction, to lessen the ingredients that can lead to wild fires.  Governor Haley has proclaimed March as Prescribed Fire Awareness Month in South Carolina.

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Textbook comes to life at water plant

Nine members of a Clemson University environmental engineering class and their professor toured the Seneca Water Plant at Normandy Shores.  Steve Fletcher, treatment plant manager, said the class learned the benefits of Seneca’s new on-site generated sodium hypo-chlorite disinfectant compared with the old process that used hazardous chlorine gas.  In the city’s newsletter, Fletcher says, “We are a split plant, […]

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Partners meets tonight!

  During tonight’s meeting of Partners for Progress, Ashley Williams provides insight into Christ Central Ministries plans and programs in Walhalla.  Dan Pollock, president of Partners for Progress, says, “As we develop our plans for the Palmetto Trail and the Downtown Master Plan, it’s essential that Partners, the City of Walhalla, and the Walhalla Chamber of Commerce have a full […]

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