Pickup crashes into Seneca insurance office


A pickup truck crashed thru the back of a Seneca insurance office.  No one appeared to have been seriously hurt, but three people inside SHK insurance were fortunate to have escaped the crash.  The accident occurred during the noon hour apparently when the pickup left Mill Road near SC 130, pushed down a fence, went across a yard, and then […]

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Annual meeting and supper

Daylight Saving Time comes to an end over the weekend.  And, true to the calendar, the members of Walhalla Partners for Progress will gather for chili and cornbread for their annual meeting and supper.  That event will take place Monday night 6 to 8 o’clock at the Depot on Kaufman Square and feature as guest speaker Blake Sanders of Alta […]

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“Black Tuesday” was 86 years ago!

Today is Thursday, but the 29th of October 86 years ago was known as “Black Tuesday”—a day of chaos.  The stock market crash led to the Great Depression.  Few people are left today with any memory of what happened.  History buff Lowell Ross heard stories from his parents who were among the millions of people directly affected.   Many banks, including […]

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Seneca relinquishes diesel engine buses

Seneca made the switch to electric-powered buses.  Now the city is removing diesel engine buses from the bus inventory.  Ed Halbig, director of planning and community development, told the mayor and council last night that, at the urging of the state DOT, he is preparing to transfer ownership of three diesel engine buses to Clemson Area Transit.  

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Seneca to snip ribbons

In the closing weeks of the year, Seneca will cut the ribbons and show off new facilities.  The public is invited for a ribbon cutting at the new Bertha Strickland African-American History Museum between 11:30 a-m and 1:30 p-m Thursday, November 19.  The new museum is located on South Second Street, on the grounds of the city’s other museum, the […]

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Traffic safety checkpoint

The Walhalla police will be out tomorrow night to hold a traffic safety checkpoint.  The city police also announce their participation in the “Sober or Slammer” campaign over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.  Between December 18 and January 3, according to Sgt. Holcombe, the police will deploy extra officers.

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Edgerton “Teacher of the Year”

Fred Edgerton SDOC Teacher of the Year

A 30-year teacher of art at Seneca High School is the Oconee County Teacher of the Year.  And Fred Edgerton will be formally recognized during the November 9 meeting of the Oconee School Board of Trustees.  As the district’s teacher of the year, Edgerton will receive $1 thousand along with an all-expense paid trip to a national conference of his […]

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Holding the line on 2016 power rates


The consortium that wholesales electric power to Westminster forecasts no rate increase during 2016.  The announcement was made by Joel Ledbetter, chairman of the board of the Piedmont Municipal Power Agency.  PMPA is made up of ten municipalities, including Westminster, which purchase wholesale electricity and then re-sells it to their retail customers.  PMPA owns a 25% share of a Duke […]

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Delbert Stump

Delbert LeRoy Stump, 89, died Saturday at Lila Doyle Nursing Care.  He was the wider of Marty Letha Laudeman Stump.  The funeral will be 2 pm Friday from the chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family receives friends from 12:30-1:30 pm, prior to the service at Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Oconee Memorial Park with full military honors. […]

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Hilda Flemming

Hilda Boggs Flemming, 75, of 622 Cobb Bridge Road, Westminster died Monday at Lila Doyle Nursing Care.  The funeral will be 11 a-m Thursday at the Sandifer Funeral Home with burial following in Oconee Memorial Park.  Family members are at their homes.  Flowers are accepted.  Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Foothills, Attn:  Foundation Office, 298 Memorial Drive, […]

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