Walhalla home fire

At the start of last night’s rain, a home fire in Walhalla.  The fire, confined to the kitchen, occurred on S. Tugaloo Street amidst a residential neighborhood in the city.  No injuries reported.  According to fire fighters, a neighbor discovered the fire upon the sight of smoke.  A pet dog perished in last night’s fire. During the rain, a tree […]

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School bells chime this morning!

A rainy start to the new school year.  Nevertheless,students and teachers get ready for a new school year today in Oconee County. For everyone, the first day and week are a time to put summer leisure behind and replace it with the important practice of education.  School officials are predicting no surprises for opening enrollment.  They expect the traditional numbers […]

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Multi-vehicle accident in Seneca

The police say part of the late morning accident on Seneca’s WN 1st Street involved a head-on collision.  According to Capt. Robert Tribble, the accident started when a Kia slowed to attempt a left turn from WN 1st onto the Perkins Creek Road.  Behind the Kia came a Ford Explorer whose driver, the police say, took evasive action to avoid […]

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Stolen water pump valued at $1 thousand

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A thief, apparently during the night last week, stole a water pump in Long Creek.  Oconee Sheriff’s Office is investigating and, thru Crime Stoppers, will pay a cash reward to whoever can provide the tip that solves this crime.  The theft occurred August 12 on Battlecreek Road.  The stolen water pump is a 12-year old Jacuzzi, ½ horsepower, 4.5 gallon […]

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Sheryl Kalchthaler

Sheryl “Sheri’ O’Dell Kalchthaler, 70, of 411 Tiger Tail Road, Seneca died Thursday, August 13 at the Cottingham Hospice House.  She was the wife of Robert Kalchthaler.  Celebration of life will be 6:30 p-m Thursday, August 20 at Ann Hope United Methodist Church. Memorials in her memory may be made to Hospice of the Foothills, Attn:  Foundation Office, 298 Memorial […]

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Joanne Swaney Grant

Joanne Swaney Grant, 76, of 918 Friendship Road, Seneca died Sunday at her home.  She was the wife of Bobby Orr Grant.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Thursday at Hepsibah Baptist Church.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The body will lie in state at the residence where the family receives friends from beginning the evening of Monday, […]

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Legion to break ground

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Walhalla American Legion Post Commander Harold Welborn says, “A long overdue dream of a lot of area veterans is about to start coming true.”  Post 124 announces ground-breaking takes place at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon, August 30  at the new building site.  The legionnaires hope the building lot next door to the office of Veterans Affairs Office will overflow with veterans […]

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