Westminster leaders to take up new business

At their meeting tomorrow, Westminster elected leaders take up the idea of development incentives along with adopting a vision, mission and values statement. Under new business, the city council will also consider a proposal from the architect firm DP3 to make recommendations and cost estimates for renovating City Hall. City Council’s meeting begins atr 5:30 tomorrow evening at the Depot.

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Arrest made in Nashville, Tennessee

The police in Nashville, Tennessee report the arrest of a suspect in last summer’s shooting of a former Walhalla woman outside an apartment complex. The police say Fred Settles III was arrested last week and charged with aggravated assault and attempted criminal homicide. Wounded in that August shooting, Crystal Reeves continues to recover from serious injuries, according to the police. […]

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Oconee Memorial picks up anonymous gift

Oconee Memorial Hospital received an anonymous $75 thousand gift to its foundation October 1—the day that the hospital officially joined the Greenville Health System. The money is to go to OMH’s Hospice of the Foothills. Cortni Nations, manager of the OMH Foundation, said, “This donor has always supported our hospice services and wishes to continue his support. He also is […]

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Have a slice of birthday cake!

Oconee Public Library marks the anniversaries this week of two of its branches—Seneca and Walhalla. They are using the celebrations to serve up slices of birthday cakes to the public and will use the occasions to advance their message that they would like the voters to mark their ballot yes to the 1-cent sales tax referendum, which promises a new […]

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Probate judges resolved

At their recent convention on Pawley’s Island, South Carolina probate judges resolved to follow the law in South Carolina which forbids marriage between couples of the same sex. Although the law may eventually change, Oconee’s Kenny Johns says, it’s the law as of today and he and his fellow judges in South Carolina’s 45 other counties have resolved to obey […]

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Slip/trip accident

A visitor to Oconee’s scenic Yellow Branch Falls north of Walhalla  slipped or tripped Saturday afternoon and wound up at the bottom.  Rescuers made their way a mile and a half in to treat their patient and then carry her out.  Members of Walhalla and Mountain Rest rescue, Oconee Emergency Services, and Oconee Memorial Hospital EMS spent two hours on […]

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Weather cooperates for Oktoberfest

Sunny skies and comfortable temperatures brought crowds to the 35th Walhalla Oktoberfest. And it made for smiles on the faces of the organizers at the event on Sertoma Field. There, on Friday night, what was described as a dedicated group of beer enthusiasts kept Sertomans busy filling $3 dollar cups of beer under the big tent.

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Burglars pick on home in Foxwood Hills

Burglars are picking on a home in the Foxwood Hills home development on Lake Hartwell.  If you can help solve what has gone wrong there in recent months, Crime Stoppers will pay cash reward.  Deputies have discovered that items were stolen at 131  Sweetbriar Tail March 31, May 11, and July 10.  Investigators believe the loot carries a combined value […]

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Will the losing side appeal?

The clock will begin for a potential appeal by the losing side in Friday’s outcome of a lengthy civil trial at Walhalla. There was no immediate word late Friday afternoon if either Oconee County or Talbert and Bright, or both, will ask for reconsideration of a verdict award to an Atlanta area contractor. The award of $1.8 million approximates the […]

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