Placing those electric lines underground

“I think it went well.” That is how Walhalla’s Scott Parris described a meeting this week to plan for the city’s Streetscape project. In this meeting Parris, along with a representative of the city’s contract landscape engineering company, talked with Duke Energy officials about the long-talked about project to bury electric power lines in a four-block Main Street commercial area. […]

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Three contractors bid on Walhalla utilities work

A Pickens contractor appears to be the low bidder for the job of phase two of the Chicopee Mill Hill water line replacement project. Scott Parris, city utilities director, says Inflow Utilities bid a little more than $431 thousand, 500 dollars. Engineers must now pore over the bids submitted at today’s deadline by three companies to determine their suitability for […]

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Corbeil-Cammick invited for candidate forums

The two contestants for Seat One, Oconee County Council are being invited for as many as three separate candidate forums in advance of their Republican primary showdown June 10. The candidates are the incumbent, Paul Corbeil, and the challenger, Edda Cammick. 96.3/WGOG NEWS has learned that three forums have been scheduled May 12, May 15, and May 19. Corbeil has […]

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Cities adhere to the Federal Fair Housing Law

The city of Walhalla in Oconee County and the city of Central in Pickens County have something in common. They both support the Federal Housing Law which states it is illegal to discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, family status or national origin in the sale or rental of housing, in advertising the sale or […]

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Search leads to drug arrest in Seneca

With warrants in hand, Seneca police officers paid a visit this morning to 1207 E. Main Street. The occupant of that home—Andrew Terell Cleveland—wound up charged with cocaine offenses. An arrest affidavit alleges the 26-year old Cleveland “did knowingly, intentionally and without authorization possess with intent to distribute a quantity of crack cocaine….” A police report indicates the investigation had […]

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Chamber holds its membership and awards banquet

Walhalla city leaders and members of Partners for Progress were among those in the audience for last week’s annual membership and awards banquet held by the Greater Walhalla Area Chamber of Commerce. They heard the event’s featured speaker, Pickens City Administrator Katherine Hendricks, talk about revitalization, business development and the South Carolina Main Street program. The Business of the Year […]

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An Oconee fundraiser for Vincent Sheheen

 Oconee Democrats say they are pleased by the crowd for a fundraiser last night for Vincent Sheheen, their party’s hopeful this year for the nomination to run for Governor. Sheheen spoke at the event held at a Lake Keowee restaurant. Sheheen spoke on his vision for more a prosperous state and what he called real education reform. Among those attending […]

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Foothills Trail adds amenities for hiking season

Something new has been added along the 76-mile Foothills Trail, and hikers and the general public are invited to celebrate the additions during a ceremony this month at the Oconee State Park end of the trail. Heyward Douglass of the Foothills Trail Conference says there’s new paved parking, along with some kiosks whose maps help guide hikers. The ceremony takes […]

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Strawberry crops offers hope to farmers

 A late freeze has claimed part of the Upstate peach crop, but strawberries have dodged the bullet and may provide a much-needed infusion of cash for growers of another fruit.  Thomas Ragan of Boiling Springs and other peach farmers lost muich of their crop to a mid-April freeze.  But Ragan is optimistic about strawberries.  “We have excellent quality, and now […]

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