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Park visitors to be “on the honor system”

August 7, 2013

Soon the combination of a pay station and message board are coming to a recreation area, for which city of Walhalla has high hopes. Issaqueena Falls and Stumphouse Tunnel Park north of the city are believed to attract thousands of visitors a year. Until now, they’ve been free of charge. City leaders hope at least…

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Senecans donate water filters

August 7, 2013

Too much rain makes for a water problem in our area. But in the Central American country of Honduras the problem is the cleanliness of water. Three Seneca Rotarians have returned from Honduras after having supplied 25 water filters to villages in need. Those water filters were paid for by individual donations to the Rotary…

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Bridge closing is weather-related

August 7, 2013

The closing of a bridge near Clemson today is weather-related. The bridge on S-160 over Six Mile Creek north of Clemson was closed around midnight because of debris in the rising creek from last night’s storm, according to the DOT.  Rain is the order of the day, and National Weather Service has returned the Golden…

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Church moves Bible School

August 7, 2013

Rain, rain and more rain! It’s adding up to some alternate plans for a Walhalla church. Golden Corner Church had wanted to have its Vacation Bible School classes outdoors tonight on the grounds of the Walhalla Swimming Pool. That has all changed, according to Ann Cannon. She says the classes will now be held indoors…

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Two thefts occurred nearby

August 7, 2013

Could the thefts of a baseball team’s equipment be related to the theft of restaurant equipment in the same general area near Seneca? Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says, at this time, it’s unknown if the thieves are one and the same. The crimes occurred last week in the parking lot of the Quality Inn and the…

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Dates set for the 35th Oktoberfest

August 7, 2013

The dates are set for Walhalla to stage its 35th Oktoberfest—an annual celebration of the County Seat’s Germanic roots. Vanessa Penton of the Greater Walhalla Chamber of Commerce this week announced the 2013 Oktoberfest weekend for October 18, 19, and 20. And Mayor Danny Edwards said last night that, in deference to the busy activity…

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Hydrants key to lower ISO

August 7, 2013

The Walhalla fire chief says hydrants are the key to qualifying homeowners for lower insurance rates. And Chief Doug Kelley inquired of the city’s elected leaders last night whether they would be willing to approve the necessary funds to place new hydrants within the un-incorporated sections of their fire protection district. According to Kelley, it…

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A thorough soaking—again!

August 7, 2013

Parts of 96.3/WGOG land came in for another thorough soaking courtesy of a thunder and lightning storm that arrived shortly before 8:30 last night. The area remained under a flood warning until 12:30 this morning. The rain created flooding conditions on parts of the Shiloh and Davis Creek roads near Seneca. Crews were called to…

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Councilwoman to seek second term

August 7, 2013

A Walhalla councilwoman confirmed her plan last night to seek a second term in office November 5. When qualifying opens this month, Jennifer Crawford says she’ll be among the candidates for one of three available seats. Crawford is completing a two-year term. Should she be re-elected, she’ll get to serve four years, under Walhalla’s recently-adopted…

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Insurance policies cover Sumter crime victims

August 6, 2013

From a financial standpoint, the Sumter team in the Dixie Boys World Series in Seneca should be made whole for its equipment lost to thieves outside its motel. Rick Lacey, Seneca Recreation Director and city host to the visiting teams, says Sumter can benefit from multiple insurance policies. “The Dixie program also has insurance for…

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