Emily McDonald Rohletter

Emily McDonald Rohletter, 40, died Thursday at Oconee Medical Center.  She was the wife of John Michael Rohletter.  The family receives friends from 6-8 pm Saturday at Sandifer Funeral Home.  The funeral will be 2 pm Sunday from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home with burial to follow in Clearmont Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family is at the residence. Condolences […]

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Two Millenials present a master plan

Two professionals from the Millennials generation have given Walhalla a suitcase of ideas for its future.  Blake Sanders of Pelzer, South Carolina and Melissa Miklus of Baltimore, Maryland of the company Alta Planning and Design received audience applause and positive feedback for the public presentation of a master plan for Walhalla.  The plan offers ideas for changes to and along […]

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Thursday holdups in West Union and Mountain Rest


A robbery last night at Mountain Rest bears similar characteristics to one hours earlier in West Union.  And Oconee Sheriff’s Office requests the public’s help to solve holdups around 9 p-m at the Tunnel Town Express on SC 28 and around 3 a-m at the West Union McDonald’s.  In each crime, the robber wore a hoodie and a Halloween skeletal […]

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Here is the text of a news release this afternoon from Oconee public schools: “SCHOOL DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION TO RECOMMEND SCHOOL CLOSING Tamassee-Salem Middle/High School the topic of Monday’s Board Meeting Based on declining enrollment and rising costs, the School District of Oconee County administration will recommend to the school board at the work session on October 12th that the district […]

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Lots of “Oompah” music next week!


Those between Sertoma Field and Walhalla’s downtown may get German music in stereo next week.  The Little German Band, as always, will play at Sertoma Field at this year’s Oktoberfest.  Vanessa Penton of the chamber of commerce announced today that a polka band is going to play on the green downtown.  Penton describes the act as a polka band “with […]

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Helicopter assists in plane debris recovery

Activity today in rural, western Oconee—where the small plane crashed last Friday and took four lives.  Because some of the wreckage fell in a ravine, the National Transportation Safety Board has employed a heavy-lift helicopter to extract debris.  From the crash scene that debris will be trucked to Atlanta to a facility where the plan is to try to re-assemble […]

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Christine Roach

Christine Lois Roach, 61, of 421 Spy Mtn. Road, Westminster died Monday at Greenvlle Medical Center.  She was the wife of James Roach.  A graveside service will be 2 p-m Friday at Heritage Memorial Gardens.  The family receives friends from 11:30-1:30 prior to the service at Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family is at the residence.  Flowers are accepted. Condolences may […]

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Fire fighters raise money to fight cancer!

By buying a pink T-shirt this month, one-half of the $15 dollar cost will go to the American Cancer Society.  The members of the Walhalla Volunteer Fire Department hope will you stopl by the station on N. Broad Street and buy one or as many as you would like.  The volunteer fire fighters will also sell the T-shirts under their […]

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Medical marijuana to be discussed

Oconee Republicans will take up the topic medical marijuana during their meeting Monday night in Seneca.  Everyone is invited at 6 o’clock to the Gignilliat Community Center to hear Charles Lutz.  Bill Jerome, party vice chairman, says Lutz is a Keowee Key resident who is a former Drug Enforcement Administration worker and is well versed to talk about marijuana for […]

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Josh Stephens applauded for his presentation

Josh Stephens grew up in Walhalla, works for Oconee County, but lives out of county.  And today he told an Oconee County audience exactly why he chooses to live in Clemson.  Young as he is, 27 years old, Stephens likes his small apartment for its affordability.  Most of all, he likes what a university town and setting have to offer […]

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