Walhallan arrested on multiple charges

Steven Lee Duncan

Multiple charges have been placed against a 35-year old man the police found behind the wheel of a truck Saturday morning in the Wal-Mart parking lot at Seneca.  The Oconee Sheriff’s Office today announced charges of receiving stolen goods and financial transaction card theft against Walhalla resident Steven Lee Duncan.  Oconee deputies got in touch with the Macon County, North […]

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Danny Pelfrey

Danny Lawrence Pelfrey, 60, of 125 Pelfrey Hollow Drive, Westminster died Saturday at Oconee Memorial Hospital.  He was the husband of Belinda Gail Davis Pelfrey.  A graveside service will be 2 pm Wednesday in the Pelfrey Family Cemetery, 125 Pelfrey Hollow Drive, Westminster.  The family receives friends all day Tuesday at the home.  The family is at the residence.  Flowers […]

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Home fire near Townville

Disaster-trained volunteers from the American Red Cross have extended help to cover life’s immediate needs to a family near Townville.  Two adults and two children saw fire burn their home on Crescent Lane in the Double Springs Community.  The fire broke out shortly before midnight Friday.  The Red Cross assistance covered temporary lodging along with comfort kits that included personal […]

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Your choice: “Sober or Slammer”

Starting tomorrow, the Walhalla police focus on their part in a statewide campaign, “Sober or Slammer.”  The emphasis through January 3 will be getting people who drive impaired off the road.  The holiday season is a time of joy and family togetherness, but one mistake can create tragedy.  Nearly half of South Carolina’s fatal crashes involved an impaired driver.   […]

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Today’s winner? Why it’s nature, of course

The rain has won out today and thwarted Walhalla Streetscape contractor’s hopes to make further progress.  If it weren’t inclement, Hutch ‘N Son had planned to continue to form and to pour the handicap ramps on the north side Main Street between Ann and Catherine.  On the south side, workers had hoped to proceed with block reconstruction.  

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Richard Sprouse

Richard Randolph Sprouse, 63, of 102 N. Bibb Street, Westminster died Saturday at the Oconee Medical Center.  A private family service will be held.  Family members are at their homes.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com. Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Settlement offer on table

The offer by a bank to settle a lawsuit is an agenda item tomorrow night for the Westminster City Council.  Under new business, the item reads “Consider settlement offer by First Citzens Bank in the matter of City of Westminster v. First Citizens.”  The agenda calls for an executive session to discuss the offer.  In January, Westminster went to court […]

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Savannah harbor expansion

Construction should begin by this summer on a $40 million raw water storage impoundment for the City of Savannah, Georgia—as part of environmental mitigation for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project.  The Army Corps of Engineers awarded Thalle Construction Company of Hillsborough, North Carolina to build the 17-acre impoundment in Effingham County, Georgia.  The small reservoir is to provide an additional […]

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