Oak trees may be too large for medians

Narrow as the medians that are taking shape on Main, their size may be inadequate to handle an oak tree. A couple of Walhalla’s tree committee members are concerned, and President Dan Pollock of Partners for Progress says there will be discussion about this during Partners’ Monday night meeting at the Depot. Going into the meeting is the idea that […]

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Oak trees may be too big for medians

Narrow as the medians that are taking shape on Main, their size may be inadequate to handle an oak tree.  A couple of Walhalla’s tree committee members are considered, and President Dan Pollock of Partners for Progress says there will be discussion about this during Partners’ Monday night meeting at the Depot.  Going into the meeting is the idea that […]

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Council enlists the Sheriff’s help

In the next two weeks, Oconee County Council will rely on Sheriff Mike Crenshaw to come up with decibel readings at various places across the county.  The council will look to Crenshaw to provide the benchmark data that will allow them to decide how loud is too loud.  As the council decides the limits that should go in the noise […]

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Contract issued to build roundabout

An Oconee County road builder gets the job to build the county’s first roundabout of modern times.  To convert Wells Highway where it meets Strawberry Farm and Mormon Church roads near Seneca into a roundabout intersection the contract goes to Thrift Development.  According to Josh Makison, resident construction engineer for the DOT, the state will play Thrift Development $963 thousand […]

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Rain interrupts Streetscape concrete pouring

Heavy rain that soaked downtown Walhalla this morning chased away Streetscape workers, who are on the job today to pour a new curb on the north side of Main Street.  Once those concrete workers are able to return to work, the trucks and other equipment are going to make for more congestion.  Motorists and pedestrians should be careful.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Seneca teacher takes intensive science teaching

A teacher at Seneca’s Northside Elementary School, Laura Land, spent part of her summer attending the Science P.L.U.S. Institute, a facility of the Greenville County schools.  In their goal to become a top 10 district, Oconee public schools have identified instruction initiatives—one of which is an increased emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  Teachers, such as Land, attended workshops […]

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Eunice McAlister

Alice Eunice Cromer McAlister, 73, of 107 Martin Street, Westminster died Sunday at her home.  She was the wife of Charles Junior McAlister.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Thursday from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in First Baptist Memorial Park. The family receives friends from 12:30-2 p-m Thursday, prior to the service, at Sandifer Funeral […]

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Receiving stolen goods alleged

On Labor Day, the day set aside for special recognition to the workforce, a 34-year old Oconee County man found himself jailed on the charge of receiving stolen goods.  According to an announcement by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, William Justin Holliday of the Dr. John’s Road, Westminster is accused of having in his possession a Hustler Raptor 52” Zero Turn […]

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