Mayor extends an olive branch

The request by the chamber of commerce to make changes in this year’s Oktoberfest has been tabled by the Walhalla City Council. The council acted unanimously last night, after a plea by Mayor Danny Edwards. Edwards appealed for a time-out and asked for a committee to work out differences among the chamber director, the police and fire chiefs, and the […]

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House fire claims life in Walhalla

A home fire last night in Walhalla’s Mountain View subdivision has left a 49-year old man dead. Coroner Karl Addis said Michael Joseph Marcello was extricated from the bedroom area of his home at 829 North Andover Drive. Within a few minutes, EMS determined Marcello showed no signs of life. An autopsy has been ordered. Multiple fire departments, including Walhalla, […]

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AT THIS HOUR!

The U-S Forest Service is in Walhalla holding “break out” sessions with members of the public with interest in how the government agency manages the upper corridor of the Wild and Scenic Chattooga River.  Because the famed river passes by three states, Forest Service representatives from South Carolina, Georgia, and North Carolina are leading today’s two collaborative public meetings in […]

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Car chase UPDATE!

A car stolen Sunday in Salem turned up today in the vicinity of West Union where stop sticks employed by the police succeeded in stopping the car and the eventual apprehension  of one person.  Sheriff Mike Crenshaw this afternoon said the traffic stop occurred on highway 11, north of West Union.  Crenshaw said a suspect is in custody as part […]

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Police chase makes for excitement in Walhalla

A chase by the police up and down Main Street created excitement this afternoon in downtown Walhalla. County squad cars were seen flying thru town with their sirens on—at one time headed west on Main Street, only to reverse course and go east. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said the chase started when an investigator spotted a suspect stolen vehicle and ended […]

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Street and highway matters for Westminster

At its August meeting today, Westminster City Council will consider a request of the DOT to evaluate the traffic signal at 123 and Oak Street for a left turn signal onto Oak. The council will consider placing 15 mile an hour speed limits on Ann Davis Street and Willow Row and a list of street names for the Habitat development […]

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New employer announced for Anderson County

A tire recycler and rubber manufacturer, based in Moncks Corner, is announcing a new facility in Anderson. Viva Recycling plans a near $7 million investment that, over five years, is expected to create 14 new jobs. Viva separates the scrap tires and other selected industrial rubber scrap into rubber, steel and fiber. The recycling operation will locate on the Abbeville […]

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I-85 re-surfacing continues

The re-surfacing of an 11-mile stretch of I-85 is a project that continues across the Oconee and Anderson stretches of the interstate highway. The work is being done on the northbound lanes. Josh Makison, resident construction engineer for the DOT, predicts the project should finish by October 31. In the meantime, next month is the projected starting date for road […]

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Chef addresses Oconee trustees

The start of a school year is not only the time for teachers to organize their classrooms. It’s a time for the lunchroom managers to figure out how to interest more students and teachers in school-served breakfast and lunch. Two members of the district’s meal providers, the Sodexo company, spoke at last night’s board meeting about some of the new […]

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Weekend home fire under investigation

Investigation continues as to what caused fire Saturday night that destroyed a home near Walhalla. Firemen were called shortly before 11 Saturday night to Laurel Estates on the Highlands Highway where they found flames shooting through the roof of the two-story home. As many as seven people are said to have lived in the home, but apparently no one was […]

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