Bailes winner in vote count

A Walhallan synonymous with service to his town is headed back to City Hall. The unofficial result of the special city council seat election gave Lamar Bailes 97 votes and his, Chris Grant, 69 votes, as announced last night to 96.3/WGOG NEWS by Flo Riley of the Oconee Registration and Election Commission. Bailes is a former mayor, a former councilman, […]

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Steps to protect from the cold

National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for South Carolina. With parts of the state expected to feel record low temperatures, property owners are encouraged to protect themselves against weather-related disasters. South Carolina typically sees an increase in home fires around the start of winter. According to the Insurance Services Office, the average homeowner’s insurance claim for water damage […]

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Power restored and classes in session

All Clemson campus buildings now have power except Sikes Hall, which is expected to have generator power by 2 this afternoon. Unless told otherwise, students should go to class. According to an announcement at the university, this morning’s outage occurred when a breaker tripped while equipment was being serviced at the main substation. The overnight outage was caused when a […]

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Car accident at Walhalla intersection

Public safety responders attended to the injured and cleaned up debris from an accident this morning at Walhalla’s W. Main and S. Poplar streets.  The accident involved a car and a Jeep between 8:30 and 9 this morning.  The police say the driver of Durango automobile was sent by ambulance to the hospital.  The front bumper of one of the […]

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Streetscape meeting at Clemson

The company that is helping Walhalla engineer its Streetscape project is involved in a similar project at Clemson. The city of Clemson announces that city officials, along with the company Seamon Whiteside, will hold a Calhoun District Streetscape planning meeting at 7 o’clock Thursday night, December 4 at City Hall. Seamon Whiteside will present some initial design ideas and those […]

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Dukes is hoofing it again!

At a young age, we are taught that a policeman is your friend. And Norman Dukes is a friend of Tamassee-Salem schools, where he works as a resource officer. For three years, in his spare time, he has been walking long distance as a fundraiser for the school. He calls it a Mountains to the Sea walk and has completed […]

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$10 thousand donation to 9/11 memorial project

 The committee raising money for an Oconee County 9-11 memorial has received its largest donation so far—-$10 thousand dollars from Dr. John Harris, Seneca resident. The committee overseeing planning and fundraising describes Harris as having been moved to contribute after hearing Michael Fee of Reliable Sprinkler of Pickens County address a Keowee Key gathering about his personal ties to the […]

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Congressional hearing Friday at Clemson

Congressman Jeff Duncan has arranged a Congressional hearing at Clemson University this week on the topic of emergency preparedness. Duncan, acting in his capacity as chairman of a Homeland Security subcommittee, says the Friday afternoon hearing will focus on local, state, federal officials and non-profits working closely together during crises and preparing for threats like natural disasters, public health emergencies, […]

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Walhalla records 33-degree temperature swing

Walhalla saw a 33-degree swing in the temperatures—from a high yesterday afternoon of 55 to an overnight low of 22. And Weather Observer Barbara Wilson has one bit of advice: “Stay warm today.” The last two days have been kind to the area’s dry rain gauge. The 1.5” inches recorded was the first significant rain for Walhalla since the middle […]

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