Vote on a Walhalla master plan

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Streetscape is one thing for Walhalla.  A master plan for the city is another.  And the city’s two top elected leaders are supporting undertaking such a plan.  During a Partners for Progress meeting last night, Mayor Danny Edwards touted the need for a master plan as a guide to the city’s future.  Edwards says the plan would offer a look […]

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SLED completes Hammond investigation

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Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams has confirmed the state police have finished their investigation f the fatal shooting of Zachary Hammond in Seneca.  But Adams says it will be several weeks before the findings are made public.  Part of the delay, she says, is the federal civil rights investigation underway.  Part of the evidence that the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division […]

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Seneca issues statement!

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Seneca has issued a statement regarding the report that SLED is to make to the chief prosecutor on the July 26 fatal shooting of Zachary Hammond by officer Mark Tiller. According to John Boyanoski, president of Complete Public Relations of Greenville:  “Like everyone involved, the City of Seneca awaits the Solicitor’s decision.  While we have not seen the report, we […]

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Westminster amends its agenda

Westminster has announced a change to the agenda for tomorrow evening’s 5:30 meeting at the Depot.  The change, according to Administrator Jeff Lord, is the description of one of the items reserved for a closed session.  There will be legal advice given regarding the city’s claim for damages from First Citizens–the bank with which the city used to maintain an […]

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Jamie Cason Jones

Jamie Cason Jones, 75, of 237 Pine Mountain Road, Tamassee died Sunday at St. Francis Regency Hospital.  Gravesid services will be 4 p-m Wednesday at Heritage Memorial Gardens.  Flowers are acceped.  The family is at the home.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.davenportfuneralhome.com.  Davenport Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Johnny Alton Burrell

Johnny Alton Burrell, 75, of 639 Playground Road, Walhalla died Sunday at his home.  He was the husband of Barbara Elizabeth Cantrell Burrell.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Wednesday at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with entombment at Heritage Mausoleum.  The family receives friends from 1-2 p-m prior to the service at Davenport Funeral Home.  In place of flowers, memorials […]

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Charles McAlister

Charles Nicholas McAlister, 86, former Westminster resident, died Sunday.  He was the widower of Alice Kathryn “Kat” Chrisley McAlister.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Thursday at from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family receives friends from 12-2, prior to the service, at the funeral home.  Burial follows in Calvary Church of God Cemetery.  After the graveside service, […]

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Arrest alleges chop shop operation

Oconee sheriff’s officers went to work last month to put a stop to a chop shop being operated near Westminster.  That investigation led to an arrest Friday of a 47-year old man.  Verline Dewayne Whitfield is accused in three arrest warrants of operating a chop chop and removing or falsifying a vehicle identification number on two motorcycles at his property—-238 […]

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Big doings for the American Legion

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  The Walhalla American Legion held ground breaking last month at its new post home at 225 Kenneth Street in Walhalla.  On a rainy afternoon, the legionnaires, reported a crowd of more than 100.  Spokesman Jerry Dyar said, “Our post already has a set of plans for the building designed by McKibben Architects of Seneca and we’re finalizing our site engineering plans […]

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Council to take up economic development matter

Details for a code-named project have yet to be released, but tomorrow the Oconee County Council is to take up a purchase option agreement for what’s referred to as “Project Endurance.”  Just the mention of those two words—Project Endurance—-brought a smile Friday when mentioned by 101.7/WGOG NEWS      to one member of the board of directors of the Oconee Economic […]

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