Rescue truck in Senec accident

Authorities say a Seneca Fire Department rescue truck, on the way to a medical call, was involved in an accident shortly after 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon on the 123 By-Pass.  The accident at the Seneca Drive intersection involved a second vehicle, a Jeep, and one person from the Jeep was taken to the hospital.   The wreckage created a backup for […]

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Streetscape update from Mayor Edwards


Walhalla Mayor Danny Edwards indicated today that once new asphalt is applied to the remaining two blocks of Streetscape, the project will advance to the stage for planting trees in the medians and on the corners and sidewalks.  Twenty-three Legacy Maple trees are to be planted at the Main Street sidewalks and corner intersections, but the DOT has balked at […]

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Students of the Quarter represent hope for the future

“We are so proud of what you students do and who you are.”  That’s one of the compliments given today by Oconee school trustee Rosemary Bailes to the Students of the Quarter representing public schools in Walhalla, Keowee, and Tamassee-Salem.  The students, accompanied by their principals, received certificates and a free lunch today, courtesy of the Walhalla Rotary Club.  Bailes […]

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Walhalla sets public hearings

Walhalla has announced two public hearings for the evening of Thursday, March 17.  Starting at 5 o’clock the city planning commission will accept comment on a petition from Derrick Addis, requesting that a parcel at 300 Hetrick Street is annexed.  The property is south of highway 28 and east of Earle Street.  At 5:30 the board of zoning appeals will […]

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Why not hold the primaries the same day?

These days Democrats and Republicans agree on little.  In South Carolina, they can’t agree to hold their Presidential Preference primaries on the same day.  But if they did, Oconee election leaders say taxpayers’ money would be saved.  At least three members of the Oconee Registration and Election Commission would welcome same day voting for both parties.  Joy Scharich, director of […]

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Davis seeks a new term

Builder Joel Davis seeks a new term on the board of directors of the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative.  Blue Ridge customers are invited to a meeting 10 o’clock Monday morning, March 7 at the Oconee County headquarters on the Sandifer Boulevard for the purpose of selecting a candidate.  Meeting registration opens at 9:15 and closes promptly at 10.

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