Salem leaders unite


The mayor of Salem and the four-member town council are unanimous in their support of their town’s middle and high school.  During a meeting last night, they approved a resolution in support of the Tamassee-Salem Middle/High School and will carry that resolution to read during next week’s meeting of the county trustees.  Mayor Diane Head expressed the hope that school […]

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Child caregiver pleads guilty

A child care giver in Pendleton has been sent for treatment to the addiction treatment unit of the state Department of Corrections.  The sentence handed down yesterday in the Anderson General Sessions Court remands Travis Devon Jones to be treated for addiction for a period of three years.  Jones pleaded guilty to unlawful neglect in the care of two infant […]

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Paulette Harness Todd

Paulette Harness Todd, 73, of 121 Kountry Lane, Walhalla died Tuesday at AnMed Hospital. She was the wife of George Frazier Todd.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Friday at Davenport Funeral Home with burial to follow in Oconee Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 12:30-1:30 pm prior to the service at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers are accepted.  The […]

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Mary Lou Bowlby

Mary Lou Shirley Bowlby, 81, of 501 Circle Hill Dr., Seneca died Tuesday at GHS Cottingham Hospice House.  She was the widow of Willis Jacob Bowlby.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting  Davenport Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Walhalla to put on the big feed!

Walhalla will offer German food at 1 o’clock Friday afternoon under the tent at Sertoma Field.  It’s a free lunch for everyone, although the organizers request you make a small donation.  The luncheon and the weekend of activities both at Sertoma Field and the downtown are often a magnet to politicians—especially around election time.  It’s a tradition that those running […]

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Larry Dickson mulls School Board run

An Earles Grove resident and businessman is considering a run next year for the school board seat from the southern section of Oconee, and he says what’s going on in the northern part of the county has motivated him.  If he runs, Larry Dickson will seek the District Five seat, now held by Buddy Herring.  This is not the first time that […]

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Construction zone to be cleaned up for Oktoberfest


The Streetscape contractor has directed its workers today to start a cleanup in the downtown Walhalla construction area to get ready for Oktoberfest.  Hutch ‘N Son expects Duke Energy to take down some overhead power lines while its crews remove old Main Street poles between Catherine and Tugaloo.  The electrical work is continuing and with a little luck, according to […]

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Three weeks later, fire still a mystery

The Seneca Fire Department has finished its investigation of last month’s destructive fire at the Crescent Point apartments—-without determining why that fire started.  Chief Jan Oliver last night once again stated, for a certainty, that the fire started on a second floor balcony, but his department could not figure out how it started.  Oliver says he’s pinning his hopes now […]

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“We are losing our youth”

One public speaker during last night’s Seneca City Council meeting appealed to those in town with deep pockets to come forward and build a skateboard rink for youngsters.  Standing in front of the mayor and council, Linda Lay said, “We are losing our youth.”  Lay expressed special concern for children in the sixth thru the eighth grades who, she says, […]

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