Hail pelts Oconee

Walhalla has recorded temperature extremes during the last 24 hours. The thermometer topped out at 74 for the high temperature, a cool 42 for the low, and an additional three-fourths of an inch of rain on the already-saturated grounds. Official Weather Observer Barbara Wilson watched yesterday as pea-sized hail pelted the County Seat between 1 and 3 yesterday afternoon. The […]

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Chamber wants city to pay the bands

At tonight’s meeting of Walhalla City Council, Councilman Tjay Bagwell has signaled that he will make a motion for the city to pay the costs for the bands in this year’s Mayfest, sponsored by the chamber of commerce. The bill for the music is calculated at $2,650. The minutes from council’s April work session, however, show that Councilman David Underwood […]

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Pleasant day forecast

Oconeeans and the rest of the region experienced a day yesterday of storms, hail, fallen trees and, in Westminster’s case, electric power outages. But better times are promised today. Weather forecasters are predicting sunny skies and temperatures around 70. At one point yesterday afternoon, Walhalla’s S. College and Broad Street intersection was nearly covered in standing water. The building housing […]

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Shoplifters hit Seneca’s Wal-Mart

A man and a woman were seen loading a shopping cart with items worth nearly $1 thousand worth of store items at the Seneca Wal-Mart and leaving the store without paying. The shoplifting occurred Friday morning. Among the items stolen: razorblade refills, a tackle box and tools. The two left in a white, 4-door Honda. The man’s left forearm is […]

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A way to deflect a wholesale power increase

Westminster may have found a way around that 4% wholesale power rate increase from its supplier—the Piedmont Municipal Power Agency. The rate increase is scheduled to reflect on charges to the city on the billing next month. Westminster normally passes on all or part of PMPA wholesale increase to its retail customers, but perhaps not this time. At its meeting […]

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Emergency near Salem

What’s being described as an “all hands on” emergency is occupying the attention this afternoon of Oconee Special Rescue near Salem. We’re told that someone may have suffered a fractured leg in a downed tree incident at Jocassee Point Landing. Wet as this day has been, this has been a day for fallen trees in parts of the county. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Walhalla milestones this week!

The forecast calls for improving weather tomorrow for Walhalla’s groundbreaking for Streetscape. A ceremony is planned at 5 o’clock tomorrow afternoon at Main and S. Tugaloo. On Wednesday, weather permitting, the re-built Walhalla Presbyterian Church anticipates the arrival of its new dome. The 600 E. Main Street church has undergone repairs—the result of a 2013 fire that destroyed the old […]

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Some outages remain

By the noon hour today, some parts of Westminster remained without electric power service. Crews have been cleaning up since a storm this morning, packing straight line winds, toppled trees onto homes on both “A” and “D” streets. No one reported hurt. At one point, two public schools went without power.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Richard Thomas Morris

Richard Thomas Morris, 69, of Pearson Road, Tamassee died Sunday at the Cottingham Hospice House.  He was the husband of Elaine Latham Morris. The funeral will be 4 p-m Tuesday at Bethel Presbyterian Church.  The family receives friends 3 to 4 p-m Tuesday at Bethel Presbyterian Church.  Flowers are accepted.  Memorials may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, http://www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org. […]

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