Intersection temporarily closed


Workers have temporarily closed the Walhalla intersection of Main and N. College, next to the police station.  Contractor Hutch ‘n Son requests that as work progresses, to please pay attention to traffic changes and, especially, the workers.  The plan is to soon reach the middle of Main Street for the start of the island construction. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Underwood to sign up this morning

The Walhalla council race will have at least two incumbents.  David Underwood is announcing that he’ll sign as a candidate this morning for re-election.  He released this statement, “ I, David Underwood have decided to put my name in the hat again for city council of Walhalla. As a lot of you know my main focus for running 4 years […]

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Three paddlers overdue on the Chattooga

At first light yesterday, the Oconee Sheriff’s Office helicopter spotted three overdue river paddlers three miles from the highway 76 bridge.  Their Saturday outing included a fourth paddler, but he was found OK at the Sandy Fork section of the Wild and Scenic Chattooga.  Charlie King of Oconee Emergency Service says once a determination was made there were no health […]

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Bagwell files for re-election

Walhalla has its first official candidate for city council in November.  Tjay Bagwell qualified late Friday afternoon to be a candidate for re-election.  In the November 3 election, Bagwell will compete for one of three available seats on the city council.  By the end of the work week Friday, Dennis Owens remained the only candidate who has so far signed […]

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Woman charged with attempted murder

April Dawn Townsend

A 38-year old West Union woman has been arrested and charged with attempted murder.  The Sheriff’s Office identifies April Dawn Townsend of Smarty Jones Drive as arrested and charged as the result of a domestic situation Friday afternoon at a home on the Cassidy Bridge Road.  Deputies found a member of Townsend’s family on the floor unresponsive with plastic bags […]

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You can speak to your congressman

The office of Congressman Jeff Duncan announces the Laurens Republican will make a stop in Seneca next week for the purpose of hearing what’s on the minds of his constituents.  The Duncan listening session will be 2 to 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, September 2 at the Seneca Family Restaurant on By-Pass 123.  Earlier that day Duncan plans to attend a […]

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Political candidates making the news!

Election news is rattling the towns of Salem and Westminster.  Salem Mayor Dianne Head will seek her third term in office in the town’s November 3 election.  Two Salem council seats are also available and, so far, the candidates are incumbents Kevin Talley and Lorena Lee.  A S. Piedmont Street resident in Westminster, Charles Miller, today became the fifth candidate […]

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School incident resolved

A code yellow at a school near Westminster was lifted after school and law enforcement officials say an incident this morning was resolved.  Authorities described what happened at the Orchard Park Elementary School as a domestic incident at the school involving the parents of a child.   Dr. Michael Thorsland, county superintendent, said, “Deputies handled the situation with the family, and […]

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