Mascot and color change possible

Top Oconee school leadership sees no appetite on the part of the county trustees to change their vote to close the county’s smallest high school.  However, the trustees’ chairman and the county superintendent say changing Walhalla High’s mascot and colors are in play and they are relying on student input before making the changes.  Chairman Andy Inabinet and Superintendent Dr. […]

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Mize case resolved, removed from trial docket

A plea late last week in Laurens County resolved criminal charges facing an Oconee County resident.  A Laurens judge accepted the guilty plea from Timothy Mark Mize, who had been charged by presenting false claims to insurance companies.  The defendant’s attorney, Deputy Public Defender Danny Day, said Mize was allowed to plead to misdemeanor offenses and was ordered to serve […]

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Vandals strike at the Christmas season

Vandals in Seneca apparently have a low regard for the spirit of the season.  City officials tell that someone last night destroyed Christmas decorations at the Norton-Thompson Park downtown, and the police are investigating.  Chief John Covington says the latest estimates have raised the financial loss from $3 to $5 thousand dollars.

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Was it truly a “thousand-year storm”?

Huge volumes of water blasted through South Carolina cities and suburbs, breached dams and washed out bridges in October.  The rainfall conjured up the description of a “one-thousand year storm.”  But a water specialist at Clemson suggests that we’ve played foot-loose with the term thousand-year storm.  Associate professor Cal Sawyer believes it would be a mistake to write off the […]

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Walhallan arrested on multiple charges

Steven Lee Duncan

Multiple charges have been placed against a 35-year old man the police found behind the wheel of a truck Saturday morning in the Wal-Mart parking lot at Seneca.  The Oconee Sheriff’s Office today announced charges of receiving stolen goods and financial transaction card theft against Walhalla resident Steven Lee Duncan.  Oconee deputies got in touch with the Macon County, North […]

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Danny Pelfrey

Danny Lawrence Pelfrey, 60, of 125 Pelfrey Hollow Drive, Westminster died Saturday at Oconee Memorial Hospital.  He was the husband of Belinda Gail Davis Pelfrey.  A graveside service will be 2 pm Wednesday in the Pelfrey Family Cemetery, 125 Pelfrey Hollow Drive, Westminster.  The family receives friends all day Tuesday at the home.  The family is at the residence.  Flowers […]

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Home fire near Townville

Disaster-trained volunteers from the American Red Cross have extended help to cover life’s immediate needs to a family near Townville.  Two adults and two children saw fire burn their home on Crescent Lane in the Double Springs Community.  The fire broke out shortly before midnight Friday.  The Red Cross assistance covered temporary lodging along with comfort kits that included personal […]

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Your choice: “Sober or Slammer”

Starting tomorrow, the Walhalla police focus on their part in a statewide campaign, “Sober or Slammer.”  The emphasis through January 3 will be getting people who drive impaired off the road.  The holiday season is a time of joy and family togetherness, but one mistake can create tragedy.  Nearly half of South Carolina’s fatal crashes involved an impaired driver.   […]

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Today’s winner? Why it’s nature, of course

The rain has won out today and thwarted Walhalla Streetscape contractor’s hopes to make further progress.  If it weren’t inclement, Hutch ‘N Son had planned to continue to form and to pour the handicap ramps on the north side Main Street between Ann and Catherine.  On the south side, workers had hoped to proceed with block reconstruction.  

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