The Botanical Garden weathers the storm


A flood two years ago wreaked havoc on the South Carolina Botanical Garden at Clemson.  But that venue escaped last weekend’s historic storm—relatively unscathed.  On July 11, 2013, in just a few hours, more than 11 inches of rain fell.  Sixty-four million gallons of water rose out of the Duck Pond and blasted thru the Natural Heritage Garden Trail.  But […]

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Public presentation in Walhalla

Those working on a Walhalla master plan invite the public for a presentation at 6 tonight at Old St. John’s Meeting House.  An hour before, in the nearby Depot, the city council plans a private meeting apparently to set the compensation to be paid the outside planners, Alta Planning and Design. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Scott returns to see devastated areas

Senator Tim Scott’s Washington office has announced the senator is returning to South Carolina to visit areas devastated by flooding.  It means Scott must postpone his planned skyping session with 5th graders at the Keowee Elementary School.  Rhonda Grant, assistant principal, says the school hopes to re-schedule the event for another time.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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It’s called “#SupplySC”

Working as a community to support flood victims, Walhalla has announced “#SupplySC.”  Between now and Wednesday, October 14, the community will collect school supplies, cleaning supplies, and family supplies at five drop-off locations:  First Citizens Bank, Walhalla City Hall, Bagwell and Corley Law Firm, Walhalla Fire Department, and West Union Fire Department.  For more information, call 638-3628 or facebook, com/supplysc. […]

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Contractor grateful for motorists’ patience

For Walhalla motorists downtown, yesterday was a trying time.  But the contractor for Streetscape is grateful to those of you for your patience.  Workers finished ditch lines yesterday on Main Street—between Tugaloo and Catherine streets.  Today the schedule calls for electrical conduit between Catherine and Spring on the North Side of Main.  ADA pavers are to be placed in some […]

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Attorney General forced to cancel talk

Circumstances with flooding across South Carolina have forced Alan Wilson, the attorney general, to cancel his talk tomorrow at the business forum of the Oconee Economic Alliance.  Organizers hope to arrange a visit by Wilson another time.  In his place tomorrow will come Josh Stephens, deputy director for Oconee County Community Development.  Stephens will talk about growth in Oconee County […]

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