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Columbia approves the deal!

April 9, 2015

The start of Walhalla Streetscape appears closer this afternoon, with a message received from Columbia. Nancy Goehle, city administrator, says the Department of Commerce has approved the city’s contract with Hutch ‘N Son Construction to work as general contractor for the re-make of four blocks downtown. At the start of this week, Mayor Edwards had…

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Walhalla hit again by recreation vandals

April 9, 2015

Walhalla has seen a second incident this week of vandalism of recreation facilities. But, like the first one Sunday, the police have made arrests in both cases. The latest crime was discovered last evening when a recreation worker discovered people climbing a fence in front of the basketball court on the grounds of the swimming…

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Ten soon, perhaps six later

April 9, 2015

  The state will require Oconee to hire several more correctional officers to guard the new county jail. And the question arises as to how the county will pay for them. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw has been told by the builders that, starting Monday, May 11, the existing guard staff may begin to go into the…

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Walhalla student headed to Governor’s School

April 9, 2015
Walhalla student headed to Governor’s School

 A student at Walhalla High and the Hamilton Career Center will start his junior year next year at the South Carolina Governor’s School for Arts and Humanities. Gage Picotte’s acceptance as one of 14 students across the state for the nine-month program squares with his hopes for his life beyond high school and college. Applicants…

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March rain deficit was significant

April 9, 2015

April showers bring May flowers, but what nature failed to deliver in March is troublesome for the U-S Army Corps of Engineers. The rain chart for the government agency shows the rain deficit in March was significant. Lake Hartwell received just under three inches of rain in a month when it normally gets six. And…

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Former West Union man excels in education

April 9, 2015

A former West Union resident and Walhalla High graduate has climbed the ladder of education in nearby North Carolina. Dr. Alexander Macaulay, associate professor of history at Western Carolina University, has been named one of the best teachers in the University of North Carolina system in recognition of his ability to convince students that history…

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Wolf at the door is real, Rep. Sandifer says

April 9, 2015

If the warnings received by South Carolina about the ramifications for a clean power plan required by the federal government come to be, one Oconee state lawmaker fears a crippling of the economy, along with the likelihood of electric power rate increases. For years, consumers have been warned about a 600-page EPA document containing a…

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Countywide drug sweep

April 9, 2015

The ninth version of “Operation Infinity” continues across Oconee County. By yesterday afternoon, law enforcement had corralled 18 of the 41 people for whom arrest warrants allege violations of the drug laws. The police did not have far to arrest some of the 18. Some already were in jail facing other charges. The Sheriff’s Office…

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So far, 15 arrested!

April 8, 2015

By 1 this afternoon, 15 of 41 people targeted in Oconee’s ninth “Operation Infinity” had been arrested. Officers across the county and inside the five towns are serving warrants charging a variety of drug offenses. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said, “We are working to make Oconee County a safe place for our citizens to live, work…

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Seneca gets a new head football coach

April 8, 2015

Seneca High School looked within to find its next varsity football coach, with the selection of Brett Turner, defensive coordinator for the Bobcats. Turner succeeds Gene Cathcart, who resigned. The school also chose K. Yon Radford as assistant athletic director.

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Calendar

  • May 31, 2015 7:00 pmSpring Revival at Flat Shoals Baptist Church
  • June 2, 2015 3:00 pmWestminster Recreation Department Fall Sports Registration
  • June 3, 2015 3:00 pmWestminster Recreation Department Fall Sports Registration
  • June 4, 2015 3:00 pmWestminster Recreation Department Fall Sports Registration
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