Water interruption near Walhalla

Walhalla customers in the vicinity of Coffee Road temporarily lost service last night when the utilities superintendent said a small crack developed in a pipe.  “Nothing major,” said Scott Parris, the utilities superintendent.  And there was no need to declare a boil water advisory for affected customers. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Trail for Walhalla hotel leads to Columbia

The trail to renovate an old government building into a Walhalla hotel will take the developers next month to Columbia.  Mayor Danny Edwards says developer Tom Markovich and his partner have a date in July with the commission that governs the state Archives and History Department.  The mayor told a meeting of the Destination Oconee committee on Friday a place […]

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Drug and weapons bust Friday

What were called two high risk search warrants were served Friday  in the continued effort by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office  to combat the supply and demand of illegal narcotics.   Captain Ken Washington said county and city officers headed to 117 Clear Cut Drive in Salem and 11 Humbert Street on the Utica Mill Hill near Seneca.  Arrested at Salem were […]

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Duncan blames radical Islam

The AP quotes an FBI agent as saying authorities had suggestions that the killer in Orlando had leanings toward radical Islamic terrorism.  Third District Congressman Jeff Duncan says, “This is an attack on every American by radical Islam, and we have no choice but to respond.” In a statement, Republican Duncan said he’s fearful what happened at the night club […]

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Proper candidate etiquette at the polls

  Chances are when you arrive at the polls tomorrow you’ll see a political candidate.  May a candidate appear at the polls and talk to the voters?  The answer is yes, but there are restrictions.  Here are the rules as provided by the state election office:  “Inside the polling place:  No campaigning is allowed.  Candidates may be inside the polling […]

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Democrats strike up the drum for their ticket

  Temperatures of near 100 degrees failed to keep Oconee Democrats from their annual fundraiser.  The South Cove Park picnic last evening served as a momentum builder for the party’s eventual ticket in November.  The crowd built slowly for a dinner and entertainment beneath the park pavilion and for the evening’s speakers:  State Representative Gilda Cobb-Hunter of Orangeburg and Hosea […]

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Willis West

Westminster- Willis Reese West, 81, husband of Marjorie Frodle West, of 323 N. Shores Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the Oconee Memorial Hospital. A private Memorial Service will be held.  Memorials in his memory may be made to the Salvation Army. Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com SANDIFER FUNERAL […]

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Junior Mize

      Westminster – Clarence “Junior” Preston Mize, Jr., 79, husband of Linda Beth Black Mize, of 2077 Hwy 59, passed away, Friday, June 10, 2016 at An Med.  A funeral service will be held at 1 pm, Monday, June 13, 2016 at Earles’ Grove Baptist Church. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12 – […]

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Edith Roberts

  Westminster – Edith White Roberts, widow of the late Lee Thomas “L.T.” Roberts, of 125 Hillside Drive, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Cottingham Hospice House.  A graveside service will be held at 1 pm, Monday, June 13, 2016 at First Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 11:30 – 1:00 pm, […]

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A Walhalla walk with eyes wide open

At this hour, members of the Destination Oconee Action Committee and others are walking Main Street in downtown Walhalla with their eyes open and ready to take notes on what they notice–good or bad.  Janet Hartman, manager for Destination Oconee, at lunch before the walk urged the participants to not hold back on what they see, with an eye to […]

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