Bridge over Richland Creek to be replaced

Once again, those who drive the Bountyland Road are faced by a detour.  The DOT is administering the replacement of a problem bridge over the Richland Creek.  If all goes well, says one DOT official, the new bridge should be finished, wrapped in a bow, and ready for vehicle traffic in time for Christmas.  A few years ago, bridge traffic […]

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Seneca expects little effect from Proterra move

The maker of Seneca’s all-electric buses is California bound, but the city expects it will notice little impact from the move.  Seneca’s Ed Halbig says it’s his understanding that bus-maker Proterra will add a new manufacturing component in the Golden State to take advantage of West Coast demand for electric buses.  “It’ll have very little effect on us.  The folks […]

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Getting rid of the dust downtown!


Cleaning up a construction zone is the goal on the eve of the start of Walhalla’s Oktoberfest.  The workers are sweeping and washing the streets of dust and other particles, checking pedestrian crosswalks, and providing traffic devices for the weekend event.  “Please bear with us,” is the request from Hutch ‘N Son. According to the contractor, “Yesterday, we had good […]

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Homicide case atop the Pickens court docket


The case of homicide in April 2014 at a home in Central tops the docket for trial during next week’s term of the Pickens County General Sessions Court.  According to the office of the 13th Circuit Solicitor, Benjamin Anthony Vinson goes into the court term charged with murder and the possession of a weapon during a violent crime.  An arrest […]

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Marti Jennings–a “Bolt of Brightness”

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To mark 75 years in the business, the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative selected Salem’s Marti Jennings as one of its “Bolts of Brightness.”  The recognition bestowed the Salem Town Hall employee with a check for $500 dollars earmarked for the charity or organization of her choice.  And, at last night’s town council meeting, announcement was made that Jennings will sign […]

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Salem leaders unite


The mayor of Salem and the four-member town council are unanimous in their support of their town’s middle and high school.  During a meeting last night, they approved a resolution in support of the Tamassee-Salem Middle/High School and will carry that resolution to read during next week’s meeting of the county trustees.  Mayor Diane Head expressed the hope that school […]

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Child caregiver pleads guilty

A child care giver in Pendleton has been sent for treatment to the addiction treatment unit of the state Department of Corrections.  The sentence handed down yesterday in the Anderson General Sessions Court remands Travis Devon Jones to be treated for addiction for a period of three years.  Jones pleaded guilty to unlawful neglect in the care of two infant […]

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Paulette Harness Todd

Paulette Harness Todd, 73, of 121 Kountry Lane, Walhalla died Tuesday at AnMed Hospital. She was the wife of George Frazier Todd.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Friday at Davenport Funeral Home with burial to follow in Oconee Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 12:30-1:30 pm prior to the service at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers are accepted.  The […]

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