“Massive” excavation underway in downtown Walhalla

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Men and machinery are excavating on the north side of Walhalla’s Main Street, between College and Tugaloo streets.  In today’s Streetscape work, crews are installing conduit and pull boxes to move the overhead electric power to underground.  “It is time consuming,” according to Hutch ‘N Son, the general contractor.  The contractor requests everyone’s patience while the workers cross the intersection […]

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Robust interest reported in industrial park

The large Oconee industrial park on north highway 11 sits empty, but soon there may be claims on all available acreage.  One side of the park is being reserved for a college campus, a high school career center, and new offices for the Economic Alliance.  It’s the Oconee Information and Technology Park, formerly known as Echo Hills. Richard Blackwell, alliance […]

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Gates tested over two days at two dams

What are called limited engineering and operational tests were conducted Tuesday and Wednesday at the Hartwell and Thurmond dams.  Beth Williams, project engineer for the tests for the Army Corps of Engineers, says the tests are routine and required to ensure the gates are in proper working order, but also provide a chance to train and familiarize staff with operating […]

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Katherine Morgan Rogers

Katherine Morgan Rogers, 63, of 465 Ebenezer Road, West Union died Tuesday at her home.  She was the widow of Doug Rogers.  The funeral will be 11 a-m Friday at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 6-8 p-m Thursday at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers are accepted.  Memorials may be […]

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Bertha Dickard Lee

Bertha Dickard Lee, 81, died Tuesday at Oconee Memorial Hospital.  She was the widow of Boyd Harden Lee.  Graveside services will be 11 a-m Thursday at at Oconee Memorial Park. For those who wish, viewing times will be 9-10:30 a-m, prior to the service at Davenport Funeral Home.  In place of flowers, memorials may be made to Poplar Springs Baptist […]

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Matt Sanders

Matt Sanders, 57, of 145 Seneca River Road, Seneca died Tuesday.  He was the husband of Suzanne K. Sanders.  A memorial service will be 4 p-m Friday from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family receives friends from 2-4 p-m, prior to the service at Sandifer Funeral Home.  A reception follows at the Seneca Masonic Lodge, 205 N. Townville […]

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Walhalla gets “comprehensive” with a plan

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  With the help of a government service agency, Walhalla has updated its comprehensive plan—a guide to the city’s future.  The city Planning Commission yesterday made an effort to acquaint the public with what’s in the plan and invites city residents to drop by City Hall for a copy.  The plan can be viewed on line on the city’s website […]

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Federal money proposed for Oconee highway work

Highway money allocated to South Carolina for the 2016 Federal Aid Improvement Program would pay for two resurfacing projects in Oconee County.  They are nearly six miles of South Carolina 24 from SC 59/Tokeena Road to Townville and nearly two and three-quarter miles of secondary-488/the Wells Highway, from the Clemson Boulevard beyond the Shiloh Road intersection.  Projects statewide are being […]

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