Scott returns to see devastated areas

Senator Tim Scott’s Washington office has announced the senator is returning to South Carolina to visit areas devastated by flooding.  It means Scott must postpone his planned skyping session with 5th graders at the Keowee Elementary School.  Rhonda Grant, assistant principal, says the school hopes to re-schedule the event for another time.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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It’s called “#SupplySC”

Working as a community to support flood victims, Walhalla has announced “#SupplySC.”  Between now and Wednesday, October 14, the community will collect school supplies, cleaning supplies, and family supplies at five drop-off locations:  First Citizens Bank, Walhalla City Hall, Bagwell and Corley Law Firm, Walhalla Fire Department, and West Union Fire Department.  For more information, call 638-3628 or facebook, com/supplysc. […]

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Contractor grateful for motorists’ patience

For Walhalla motorists downtown, yesterday was a trying time.  But the contractor for Streetscape is grateful to those of you for your patience.  Workers finished ditch lines yesterday on Main Street—between Tugaloo and Catherine streets.  Today the schedule calls for electrical conduit between Catherine and Spring on the North Side of Main.  ADA pavers are to be placed in some […]

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Attorney General forced to cancel talk

Circumstances with flooding across South Carolina have forced Alan Wilson, the attorney general, to cancel his talk tomorrow at the business forum of the Oconee Economic Alliance.  Organizers hope to arrange a visit by Wilson another time.  In his place tomorrow will come Josh Stephens, deputy director for Oconee County Community Development.  Stephens will talk about growth in Oconee County […]

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Acute water need in Columbia

Southern Wesleyan University today will attempt to fill an acute water need at one of its fellow independent colleges in Columbia.  There’s an acute water need at Allen University for clean drinking water for the campus.  Todd Voss, Southern Wesleyan president, requests everyone to collect as many bottles of water today and deliver them to the Central campus for transport […]

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Federal court canceled

U-S District Court in Greenville called off yesterday’s session when the judge in Columbia could not travel from home because of the flooding problems in the Capital City.  It means that a former Oconee banker, Benjamin Lee Hiott, will have to wait for another time to hear his bank fraud sentence. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Time draws near for tax raise?

District Five’s Reg Dexter said aloud last night what others on council obviously have given thought.  If the council is going to say yes to this and that when it comes to spending requests, won’t the county have to raise taxes?  The council had just voted to appropriate a little more than $46 and a half thousand dollars to allow […]

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Hotel appears on the way

  One of the wants of Walhalla Partners for Progress is a hotel, and it appears that Oconee County Council will do its part.  The council last night gave the first of three required readings to an ordinance to allow a developer to take over the former courthouse, at Main and N. Church.  “The long-awaited first reading of an ordinance” […]

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