Petition campaign to save “fly-off” exit

A petition campaign has been announced in an effort to try to save the “fly-off” lane that carries traffic off 123 onto 93 in the direction of Clemson University.  Robert Moore, a Waterford Pointe resident, hopes to attract 200 signatures to influence the outcome.  The area in question is destined for the construction of a church along with a commercial […]

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Missing teenagers found

Two teenage boys missing since Thursday have been located.  And the Oconee Sheriff’s Office has called off its search for Cody Taylor Walton and Michael Alexander Walton.  They were last seen leaving an address on Fernwood Drive near Seneca.  Michael was found Saturday, and word was received last evening that Cody was found last evening.  Both were said to be […]

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Large truck “hung up” on SC 28

Once again a large truck, this time a concrete truck, has “hung up” at the hill on  the Frontage Road entrance to SC 28 across the entrance to Oconee Memorial Hospital.  The Seneca police say a wrecker is on the scene, attempting to dislodge the truck.  Meantime, traffic should be careful in that victinity. Capt. Robert Tribble says the reason […]

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Mayoral candidate to host meet-and-greet

Dennis Owens, candidate for Walhalla mayor, has announced he will host a meet-and-greet event.  The public is invited to the event to take place 3 to 7 p-m Saturday, September 12 at the Civic Auditorium.  It’s timed to follow the Clemson home football game, so Owens is hoping to see a good turnout.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Incumbents challenged in municipal elections

Incumbents are being challenged in two of this year’s municipal elections in Oconee County, and we have an unconfirmed report of council competition in a third town.  The candidate qualifying ended today with identical numbers of candidates in both Walhalla and Westminster.  In Walhalla, Mayor Danny Edwards faces a challenge by Dennis Owens.  The field for three council seats is […]

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Last major weekend of summer!

  Crowds are expected to take advantage of summer’s last major holiday weekend by flocking to Lake Jocassee and the Devil’s Fork State Park in Oconee County.  Brooks Wade thinks the weather will cooperate and the water temperature will make for good swimming.  Brooks Wade of Friends of Jocassee says the water temperature is right around 79-80 degrees.  And, he […]

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A political comeback?

A former Walhalla leader is mounting a comeback.  Just an hour and a half before the qualifying ends, Randy Chastain signed up to run for a council seat.  He joins two incumbents–T-J Bagwell and David Underwood–as the field for three city council seats. Chastain is a former mayor and councilman. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Don’t let pills reach the wrong hands!

For the 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back, Oconee Sheriff’s Office will participate September 26.  That Saturday, from 10 a-m to 2 p-m, deputies will be stationed at the Law Enforcement Center at 300 S. Church Street and the Sheriff’s Office substation on the campus of Oconee Memorial Hospital.  They will collect medication and vitamins in liquid and prescription form during […]

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