Streetscape on both sides of Walhalla block

Walhalla’s Streetscape contractor has begun working men and machinery on both sides of one Main Street block.  Yesterday the contractor crossed Main Street, moving from the south to the north side, to place a new fire hydrant in the median.  Unless a downpour arrives, the plan today is to cross Main Street with a two-inch water line for customers on […]

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Marvin Wilbanks

Marvin Wilbanks, 78, of 730 Chattooga Ridge Road, Mountain Rest died Monday at his home.  He was the husband of Mary Frances Blackwell Wilbanks.  He was an apple grower.  The funeral will be 11 a-m Thursday at Belmont Baptist Church; the burial in the church cemetery.  The family receives freinds from 10-11 a-m prior to the service at Belmont Baptist […]

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Law enforcement presence at popular outdoor spot

Oconee County deputies, by design, are spending a lot of time this summer at Fall Creek Landing on Lake Keowee.  In the estimation of Sheriff Mike Crenshaw, the officers’ presence there is needed because of increasing numbers of complaints.  Fall Creek is one of Oconee’s more populated warm weather attractions.  Unfortunately, according to Crenshaw, it attracts an undesirable element, much […]

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Bank announces new marketing coordinator

Blue Ridge Bank has hired a new marketing coordinator.  Holleigh Evans has been tasked with developing and implementing the bank’s overall marketing plan.  She has a background in marketing that dates back to her college days.  Most recently, Evans worked for the Oconee Economic Alliance. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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City Council to hold work session

Walhallans interested in where their city is headed are invited to attend a meeting next month at City Hall.  The July City Council meeting is being formatted as a work session to hear a presentation and branding strategy created for the County Seat, and the public is encouraged to attend.  The workshop takes place 5:30 Tuesday evening, July 21. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Trial docket set for July term

The case of a Seneca woman who is alleged to have de-frauded the South Carolina Lottery in 2012 is listed at the top of the docket for General Sessions Court next month in Walhalla.  According to the office of the 10th Circuit Solicitor, Stephanie Oprandi is charged with defrauding the state lottery and breach of trust with fraudulent intent.  At […]

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Shirley Hawkins

Shirley Jane Cox Hawkins, 63, of 430 Hawks Hollow Road, Westminster died Saturday.  She was the widow of Larry Lamar Hawkins.  The funeral will be 11 a-m Wednesday at Sunnyside Baptist Church.  A private family burial will follow.  The family receives friends from 6-8 p-m Tuesday at Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family is at the residence.  In lieu of flowers, […]

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Salem’s new budgets are final!

Salem gave birth to new budgets to allow the town to operate in the government year which begins tomorrow, July 1.  The budgets were made final during second reading at a special meeting last night at the Town Hall.  The general budget amounts to more than $645 thousand and includes a cost of living adjustment of 2.5% for Salem employees.  […]

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Trustees want the flag removed

The trustees at Clemson University are the latest to call for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the State House grounds.  At a meeting today, they passed a resolution calling for the removal.  The Clemson Board of Trustees in 1999 passed a similar resolution.  Today’s action follows a vigil at the university that attracted hundreds of people who […]

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