Mayor urges citizen forums

The Westminster mayor concedes the problems facing his city are many, but he’s a believer in the value of ideas that can be gleaned from the citizenry.  Mayor Brian Ramey yesterday said soon Westminster will begin to hold periodic forums.  He’s not promising everyone who attends and speaks will get the answer they want, but they will get the chance […]

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Expanding recreation can pay off for Westminster


The importance of a comprehensive recreation program was stressed during today’s meeting of the Westminster Rotary Club—by both the speaker and by a member of the audience who has seen its benefits.  The speaker, Mayor Brian Ramey, said he’s anxious to get hold of a plan by Clemson students who studied the possibilities for adding softball and baseball fields to […]

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Jack Milton Norris

Seneca, SC— Jack M. Norris, 51, husband of Carolyn D. Norris, of 112 Lone Wolf Place, Seneca, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 7, 2016. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at Bountyland Church of God with entombment to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends […]

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215 register for Townville High reunion

In Townville, the farm-centered community that divides Oconee and Anderson counties, there once was a high school.  And that school and many of the memories made there are going to flood back during a reunion of the members of all graduating classes.  Mitchell Cole, a member of the 1965 graduating class, says 215 people have registered for Saturday night’s reunion […]

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“Enjoy your new downtown”

Streetscape work has slowed down and there are now few traffic barrels.  The general contractor, Hutch ‘n Son, urges Walhallans to “enjoy your new downtown area while we try to finish the remaining work.”  The next step is the sensor installation in the pavement for the signal lights at the intersections.  Doing this work will be a sub-contractor from Columbia, […]

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Mountain Rest prescribed burn today!

Crews from the U-S Forest Service gather at Mountain Rest this morning to undertake a prescribed burn of 1,500 acres near the Chattooga Ridge Road.  The pre-scribed burn is to start at 11 o’clock.  A spokesman for the Forest Service says it’s believed there will be no smoke impact in Oconee County.

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Walhalla students qualified for history contest

WHS history students

Ten Walhalla High students qualified for the South Carolina National History Day contest April 23 at Westwood High School in Blythewood.  The qualifying Walhalla students created top projects at both their school and the regional level.  National History Day involves students researching primary and secondary sources related to a topic of their choosing, with guidance from the teacher, and developing […]

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The flow of waste, a concern to commissioners

Oconee planning commissioners believe that education and some simple administrative changes can make a dent in the volumes of trash generated in the county.  Wayne McCall, the District Two councilman, worries that Oconee would have no disposal recourse if it loses its contract with a Georgia landfill.  And last night McCall met with the Oconee Planning Commission to consider how […]

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Chase suspect identified

Chase Picture Three

Records at the Oconee Detention Center identify a 25-year old Greenville man as the subject of a high-speed chase that covered parts of the Seneca and Walhalla areas and put a shudder into the general driving public.  A spokesman for the Oconee Sheriff says the charges and further information on law enforcement’s case against Christopher Timothy Baldwin will be released […]

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Pay raise for mayor and council

At the start of new terms for the mayor and four of the council members, Seneca will consider raising the pay for its part-time elected leaders.  A recommendation to increase the salaries for the mayor and council is an agenda item for tonight’s 6 o’clock meeting at City Hall.

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