Burglars trash home near Seneca

Burglars made off with a large haul from a home near Seneca after trashing the scene.  The crime was discovered Saturday on S. Randall Circle near S. Oak Street, and the Oconee Sheriff’s Office is investigating.  A side door to the home was found open.  The homeowner reported coins, jewelry and a television set stolen.  According to a responding officer, […]

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Accident at Miracle Circle

No one was hurt, but the police say two wreckers were needed to haul away the cars involved in an accident this morning at Seneca’s Miracle Circle.  The accident, on the side of the entrance to W. N. 1st Street, occurred around 9:30 this morning and involved a Ford Edge and a Subaru wagon.  Capt. Robert Tribble says the accident […]

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Incumbents are in the fold

Two Walhalla councilmen are bidding for re-election.  David Underwood qualified this morning and Tjay Bagwell on Friday.  Three council seats are available in this year’s election, November 3.  The deadline for all municipal candidates–in Salem, Walhalla, and Westminster–is noon on Friday.

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Intersection temporarily closed


Workers have temporarily closed the Walhalla intersection of Main and N. College, next to the police station.  Contractor Hutch ‘n Son requests that as work progresses, to please pay attention to traffic changes and, especially, the workers.  The plan is to soon reach the middle of Main Street for the start of the island construction.

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Underwood to sign up this morning

The Walhalla council race will have at least two incumbents.  David Underwood is announcing that he’ll sign as a candidate this morning for re-election.  He released this statement, “ I, David Underwood have decided to put my name in the hat again for city council of Walhalla. As a lot of you know my main focus for running 4 years […]

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Three paddlers overdue on the Chattooga

At first light yesterday, the Oconee Sheriff’s Office helicopter spotted three overdue river paddlers three miles from the highway 76 bridge.  Their Saturday outing included a fourth paddler, but he was found OK at the Sandy Fork section of the Wild and Scenic Chattooga.  Charlie King of Oconee Emergency Service says once a determination was made there were no health […]

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Bagwell files for re-election

Walhalla has its first official candidate for city council in November.  Tjay Bagwell qualified late Friday afternoon to be a candidate for re-election.  In the November 3 election, Bagwell will compete for one of three available seats on the city council.  By the end of the work week Friday, Dennis Owens remained the only candidate who has so far signed […]

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Woman charged with attempted murder

April Dawn Townsend

A 38-year old West Union woman has been arrested and charged with attempted murder.  The Sheriff’s Office identifies April Dawn Townsend of Smarty Jones Drive as arrested and charged as the result of a domestic situation Friday afternoon at a home on the Cassidy Bridge Road.  Deputies found a member of Townsend’s family on the floor unresponsive with plastic bags […]

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