How Halloween applies to the Sex Offender Registry

In the days leading to the annual celebration of Halloween, the Oconee Sheriff’s Office has been getting questions—such as whether those on Sex Offender Registry may participate.  Sgt. Kelly Winchester, the sex offender registrar for the Sheriff’s Office, says there are no restrictions on those who are part of the registry—except those on probation.  “Probation requires them to stay at […]

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Walhalla FFA hosts TV show

FFA Officer and Host (2)

The Walhalla High FFA Chapter hosted “Fishing University” this month.  The TV program airs on the Outdoor Life channel and is considered the country’s original “How To” fish program.  The program also lets high schoolers know about carreers available in the oudoors.  The program, featuring Walhalla High, is set to air this winter on the Outdoor Life Network.

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Grand opening of Clemson’s Freeman Hall

Grand opening took place yesterday for the $10 million addition to Clemson University’s Freeman Hall.  According to the university, the end of this construction project for the industrial engineering department signals the birth of a new era toward pre-eminence.  The three-story addition on Fernow Street is among the first projects to be completed since the building boom began on and […]

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Robert White

Homer Robert White, 67, of 12231 N. Hwy. 11, Westminster died Tuesday at Oconee Memorial Hospital.  He was the husband of Jane McCall White.  The funeral will be 2 pm Saturday at the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Heritage Memorial Gardens.  The family receives friends from 6-8 pm Friday at Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family is […]

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Assistance dog to comfort and support crime victims

Across 28 states there are 87 specially trained dogs that help comfort and support crime victims and their families during the investigation and prosecution of crimes.  A courthouse facility dog will soon join the office of the Oconee-Anderson Solicitor and become the first dog of its type in South Carolina.  Courthouse facility dogs are trained to be confident, affectionate, and […]

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Salem appreciates Dawn Lusk!

Salem resident Dawn Lusk often does the kinds of things that help her small town, and town leadership is appreciative of her.  Last night the mayor announced a certificate of appreciation for Lusk, who helps line up bicycle riders for Salem’s 4th of July celebration.  She also makes the town look good with her eye for a pretty flower.  Just […]

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Bridge over Richland Creek to be replaced

Once again, those who drive the Bountyland Road are faced by a detour.  The DOT is administering the replacement of a problem bridge over the Richland Creek.  If all goes well, says one DOT official, the new bridge should be finished, wrapped in a bow, and ready for vehicle traffic in time for Christmas.  A few years ago, bridge traffic […]

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Seneca expects little effect from Proterra move

The maker of Seneca’s all-electric buses is California bound, but the city expects it will notice little impact from the move.  Seneca’s Ed Halbig says it’s his understanding that bus-maker Proterra will add a new manufacturing component in the Golden State to take advantage of West Coast demand for electric buses.  “It’ll have very little effect on us.  The folks […]

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Getting rid of the dust downtown!


Cleaning up a construction zone is the goal on the eve of the start of Walhalla’s Oktoberfest.  The workers are sweeping and washing the streets of dust and other particles, checking pedestrian crosswalks, and providing traffic devices for the weekend event.  “Please bear with us,” is the request from Hutch ‘N Son. According to the contractor, “Yesterday, we had good […]

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