Walhalla to consider annexation/zoning

  City Hall is getting involved in the project to locate a Zaxby’s restaurant on highway 28.  City officials say October 1 is under consideration as the meeting date for the Walhalla Planning Commission.  James Ashton, code enforcement officer for the city, says the planning commission would have a dual role at the meeting.  One is to consider whether to […]

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Contracting a new water line

At the September meeting of Walhalla City Council, Mayor Pro-tem Tjay Bagwell plans to move that HDH Construction of Seneca be awarded a $90.5 thousand dollar contract to build a new 8-inch water line in the vicinity of Scenic Chevrolet.  HDH is owned by Heath Hutchinson.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Streetscape awaits Duke

Curb work is taking place today in Walhalla’s Streetscape project at both Main and N. Tugaloo and at Main and College.  According to Hutch ‘n Son, the general contractor, “We are still waiting on Duke Power to change over the power on the North Side.  When they do the poles can be removed and we can start the straight line […]

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Car-bicycle accident


A bicyclist was hurt in an accident this morning involving a SUV near downtown Walhalla. The accident on W. Main near N. Church occurred during the 9 o’clock hour.  At the scene the bicyclist was loaded into an Oconee hospital ambulance with what appeared to be non-serious injuries.  According to a police officer, both the bike and the SUV were […]

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Will alternative resolution dispute do the trick?


A lawsuit between Westminster and its former bank may reach a resolution outside the columns and pillars of a courthouse.  An attorney was appointed last week to mediate the financial dispute the City of Westminster is waging against First Citizens Bank—with whom the city did its banking.  That is, until a former police chief embezzled money from the city’s account.  […]

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Motorists on the move this weekend!

At one Walhalla motor fuel stop this morning the proprietor was marking the price of a gallon of unleaded at $1.99.  And falling gas prices and a better economy are contributing to what’s predicted to be more cars and trucks on the road this holiday weekend.  AAA Carolinas predicts more than 450 thousand South Carolinians are expected to travel 50 […]

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Some buses with air-conditioning, others without

If you are riding an Oconee school bus in the heat of 2015, you are not guaranteed a bus with air-conditioning.  Among the state-issued buses to the Oconee public schools that have air-conditioning are seven special needs buses and eight regular education buses.  All activity buses—the white buses—purchased by the district come with air-conditioning.  Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent for education, […]

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Brian Sullivan

Brian Sullivan, 58, of 118 Planters Drive, Seneca died Monday at his home.  A memorial service will be 11 a-m Friday at Davenport Funeral Home.  The family receives friends from 10-11 a-m, prior to the service, at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers are accepted. Family members are at their homes.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.davenportfuneralhome.com.  Davenport […]

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Maggie Bates

Maggie White Bates, 88, of 1733 E. Main Street, Westminster died Tuesday at Oconee Memorial Hospital.  She was the widow of Earl K. Bates.  A graveside service will be 2 p-m Friday at First Baptist Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 12:30-1:30 at the Sandifer Funeral Home  prior to the service.  Family members are at their homes.  Flowers are […]

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