2015 numbers for Walhalla Pool

On the average, the Walhalla Municipal Pool accommodated 80 swimmers a day last summer.  Staff counted one adult and 63 children taught to swim.  Depending on the day of the week,15-25 people took part in the exercise classes.  The numbers were reported by Mayor Edwards during last night’s meeting of Partners for Progress.  

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Priorities and needs for Walhalla

Partners for Progress have settled on what they consider to be the top four needs and priorities for Walhalla.  The four top stores which should be Walhalla’s goal were announced during last night’s Partners meeting.  They are German restaurant, coffee shop, outfitter and hotel.  The following three investments are being recommended “(1) Professional City Planner/Manager/Funding Coordinator, (2) Master Plan to […]

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Theft at Applewood Shopping Center store

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If you can provide information that helps solve a recent crime at a store near Seneca, you can qualify for a cash reward through Oconee County Crime Stoppers.  The Sheriff’s Office calls what happened September 9 at the Seneca Game Stop at the Applewood Shopping center a case of shoplifting.  A customer presented a credit card to pay for a […]

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Seneca and Clemson crime suspects held out of state

Two persons, identified by the Seneca police as crime suspects, are being held by authorities in a small Pennsylvania town near the New York border.  An announcement from Seneca Chief of Police John Covington states that John Michael Watkins Jr. of Westminster and a 16-year old passenger were arrested in Hawley, Pennsylvania and are to be extradited to face charges […]

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All autopsies completed

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The Oconee coroner has announced autopsies on the bodies of all four plane crash victims have been completed.  Yesterday’s autopsies showed Tony Elliott died of chest trauma and a fractured neck.  Scott Bibler died of chest trauma.  Coroner Karl Addis says the manner of the deaths of all four victims is classified accidental.    

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Crashed plane to be reassembled

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Parts of the small plane that crashed last week in rural Oconee are being gathered for transport to a facility in Atlanta, where an investigator says they’ll be re-assembled in an attempt to rebuild the plane as much as possible.  Ralph Hicks of the National Transportation Safety Board says it’s part of his agency’s attempts to pin down a cause […]

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Mary Ann Busha Hutcheson

Mary Ann Busha Hutcheson, 76, died at her home after a brief illness.  A long time Georgia public school teacher, she was the daughter of the late William McKinley and Icie Lou Cox Busha of Westminster.  Visitation with family and friends takes place 1-2 p-m Wednesday at Sandifer Funeral Home.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Wednesday at Sandifer Funeral […]

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Standing in the way of opening the new jail

A test of the fire alarm was successful.  Now the one problem in the way of finally opening Oconee’s new jail appears to be an adjustment to the ventilation system.  Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says the adjustment is needed to allow a quicker exodus of smoke.  But, once the adjustment is made and the state Department of Corrections approves, the anticipated […]

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