What about Oakway school property?


No longer is the heart of Oakway home to an Oconee public school.  The nearest schools are Fair-Oak Elementary on 182 and West-Oak High beyond the 11 interchange.  So, what does the school district do with its buildings and property that no longer are being used?  The county trustees are scheduled to discuss the matter during their regular September meeting […]

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Seneca-Oconee coordinating bus expansion

The solution to a portion of Oconee’s population with transportation issues could be the expansion of passenger bus service into rural parts of the county.  A meeting in Seneca this morning addressed an effort to obtain grant money to make the project possible.  County Administrator Scott Moulder said he met with Ed Halbig, Seneca’s point man for “CAT” bus service.  […]

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Misuse of funds alleged at Clemson

The state police this morning announced the arrest of a Pickens County woman in a case alleging breach at trust at Clemson University.  SLED’s announcement states that Shana Lashay Grant, 34-year old Central resident, was arrested yesterday and charged with breach of trust with fraudulent intent.  An arrest affidavit identifies Grant as having worked as the administrative assistant in the […]

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Walking the rights-of-way can be hazardous

In the triangle of Oconee’s three largest municipalities, one Oconee County councilman is seeing increasing numbers of people walking along the rights-of-way.  And District Three’s Paul Cain is concerned for their safety.  In a committee meeting this morning, Cain spoke highly of the project to extend the Palmetto Trail from the Oconee Station to Walhalla.  And he wondered whether there […]

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Who decides the fall municipal elections?

The office of Oconee Registration and Elections recently provided its latest estimates of just how many voters are eligible to cast ballots in this year’s municipal elections in Salem, Walhalla and Westminster.  Eighty-five voters were registered in Salem, 1,229 in Westminster, and 1,881 in Walhalla.  All three towns hold their elections November 3.  

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Hydrants in the middle of Main!


Two red fire hydrants now sit in the middle of Walhalla’s Main Street, on the islands between the blocks of Tugaloo and College.  Some people are questioning why hydrants in the middle of the streets.  But according to the contractor Hutch ‘N Son, these hydrants are positioned perfectly for fire trucks to access for both sides of the street. Workers […]

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“What Highlands has that we want?”

Walhalla’s Frances Devoe had a purpose in mind when she threw out this question Monday night, “What does Highlands have that we want?”  As facilitator of a brain-storm session arranged by Partners for Progress, Devoe was simply trying to stir the imaginations of the group’s devotees to come up with some ideas to make Walhalla both different and better.  It […]

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For Judge Verdin, a homecoming

Growing up in the home of two educators, the three R’s were always important to someone like Letitia Verdin.  The former Letitia Hamilton grew up in Seneca and became a state judge.  Assigned to the Greenville-Pickens circuit, Verdin will achieve a homecoming of sorts this month when she presides during a term of Oconee Common Pleas Court.  Clerk of Court […]

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