Walhalla Pool ready for the season

Partly cloudy and upper 80s are forecast for Saturday and, for the Walhalla Swimming Pool, the key is no rain predicted.  Memorial Day weekend is the time for the 2017 opening of the Walhalla Swimming Pool, through a cooperation agreement between the city and the Foothills YMCA.  Yesterday Sarah Wilson, the pool director, stopped at 101.7/WGOG to say that the […]

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Pendleton senior earns Clemson merit scholarship

Pendleton High School student Margo Marie McManus has been selected one of eight students for the 2017 National Scholars Program.  The program is Clemson University’s most selective merit program. Clemson’s  National Scholars receive four-year merit scholarships that cover tuition and fees, an allowance for room and board and a summer group study-abroad experience after freshman year, as well as a […]

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“Dee” Cawthon

  Westminster – Martha Delois “Dee” Norris Cawthon, 57, of 10942 Long Creek Hwy, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the Cottingham Hospice House. A funeral service will be held 11 am, Saturday, May 27, 2017 at the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, Friday, May 26, 2017 at Sandifer Funeral Home […]

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Would Oconee pay more of Westminster recreation costs?

  Westminster Mayor Brian Ramey indicated today his city would like greater funding from Oconee County to offset the cost of allowing out of city children to participate in the city’s recreation program.  Ramey says the current cost of covering out-of-city residents in the city program is $266 thousand dollars.  Figures projected for next year’s city budget show an estimated […]

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Ambassador Scholar winner is Emily Dover

Walhalla High School’s Emily Dover has been awarded the 2017 Ambassador Scholarship.  For her leadership, initiative and spirit to volunteer, Emily was awarded a $500 dollar scholarship.  Others Ambassadors were Hope Owens, Noah Smith, and Kagan Justice.  The program is currently open to 2017 Junior Leadership Oconee participants and, at the start of the next school year, will open to […]

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Thievery on the South Union Road

Someone took a utility trailer last week on South Union Road.  And the Oconee Sheriff’s Office said the public may be able to provide valuable information that will allow the victim to be re-united with his property.  The theft occurred Monday, May 15 and involved a 6 x 12 white in color enclosed utility trailer made by Continental.  It features […]

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Top 2% in Walhalla classes named Rotary Scholars

In the waning days of the school year, Walhalla students were recognized as Rotary Scholars.  The Rotarians announced this year’s awards during a luncheon Monday at the high school.  Recipients in this year’s senior class were Catherine Lee, Jullian McNally, Maclaine Hanvey, Tyler Lowery, and Sydney Morris.  Seniors who were Rotary Scholars in previous years were Ana Wright, Zachary Dandorph, […]

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Pickens deputy involved in traffic accident

A Pickens County deputy was involved in a traffic collision at Hwy 93 and South Pendleton St. at approximately 10:00pm on Monday. The on-duty deputy was the only occupant in the marked patrol unit at the time of the collision which involved a 2014 Toyota Tundra truck occupied by two persons. The deputy and the other two were treated and […]

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