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Workshop helps Long Creek growers reach out

April 18, 2013

As a grower and rancher, Long Creek’s Kitty Land is always looking for ways to grow her Long Creek agribusiness. Land and her husband, Ed, own and run Chattooga Belle Farm. The three-year old business offers “u-pick” fields, grass-fed Angus beef, educational farm tours, farm-to-table dinners and more. Kitty Land traveled three hours yesterday to…

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Graham votes against gun control

April 18, 2013

U-S Senator Lindsey Graham says President Obama wanted three things on gun control—-and lost on all three. Graham is hailing his votes as the Senate rejected a ban on assault weapons, limit on magazine sizes, and expand background checks. “Today we saw that President Obama’s politically-driven solutions to gun violence could not withstand scrutiny from…

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Exception to the zoning

April 18, 2013

A Seneca homeowner applies tonight for a variance to the city’s zoning law. Jeff Waters on Oak Knoll Court is the applicant for a variance to property zoned RM-8. The Seneca Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a hearing starting at 6 at City Hall.

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Ferocious spring storm

April 18, 2013

A ferocious spring storm that struck the Walhalla area caused people to seek cover and kept emergency crews on to go from Walhalla to West Union. During a two-hour period late yesterday afternoon, U-S Weather Observer Barbara Wilson recorded more than two inches of rain in Walhalla. Around 4:15, a tree fell onto a car…

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SHS represented at conference

April 17, 2013
SHS represented at conference

A senior at Seneca High, James Eister, won first place in the physics category last weekend at the annual conference of the South Carolina Junior Academy of Science. Before judges and peers, James presented research in which he used a pneumatic projectile launcher. He competed against hundreds of students from across the state. Representing Seneca…

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Two more drug arrests

April 17, 2013

Two more arrests are reported by the Oconee Sheriff’s Department as part of the drug round-up that began yesterday morning. The latest arrests make 16 people rounded up. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says a total of 25 people are targeted.

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Deaths knell being sounded for Oconee plant

April 17, 2013

The official proceeding for an Oconee County manufacturing plant to jump across the county line into Pickens is scheduled Monday night during a meeting in Pickens. The Pickens County Council has set a public hearing and third reading of an ordinance transferring property to Taylor Made Golf. Taylor Made, now located near Westminster, announced plans…

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Crenshaw makes pitch for new jail

April 17, 2013

Walhalla City Council was on the receiving end of Sheriff Mike Crenshaw’s pitch to build the new county jail between the existing LEC and West View Cemetery. And a handful of audience members were there with concerns and questions. In his presentation, Crenshaw stressed his intent to is to be a good steward of up…

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OCC wraps up two development projects

April 17, 2013

Months and years of work to pull off a pair of separate economic development projects were realized during last night’s meeting of Oconee County Council. By approving five agreements, the council gave final reading to leasing the former courthouse to developers who have plans to adapt to a hotel and other businesses. According to County…

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Swimming Pool agreement proposed

April 17, 2013

A proposal for Oconee County to provide prison inmates to help Walhalla prepare the city swimming pool to open this year is in the hands of the Oconee County administrator. At City Hall, Mayor Danny Edwards handed County Councilman Wayne McCall a copy of the lease agreement. McCall took that copy to last night’s county…

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Calendar

  • October 31, 2014Faith Baptist Church's Fall Festival
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmWalhalla High Cheerleader Candy Giveaway
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmBoo in the Bay
  • November 1, 2014Walhalla's Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
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