Purpose behind lighting the fields

The grounds of the new Walhalla High School will be a brighter place Monday. The stadium lights will shine. Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent for Oconee School District operations, says a requirement of the warranty is that the lights burn 50 hours, as part of their start-up. The new high school, still under construction, remains on schedule for opening this August. […]

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Murder trial delayed to February

A prosecutor says not all test results will be available Monday from the state police lab. And Deputy Solicitor David Wagner confirmed today that next week’s scheduled trial, in which Westminster resident Shane Adam Burdette, is charged with murder will be delayed one month—until the February term of the Oconee General Sessions Court. At the age of 34, Burdette was […]

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Church tree the favorite at the World of Energy

Nearly 1,300 visitors during the holidays to Duke’s World of Energy in Oconee County voted on their favorite tree as part of the 2nd Annual Festival of Trees. Receiving the most votes was the “Milk and Cookies” tree decorated by the United Assembly of God. In turn, Duke Energy representatives awarded $1 thousand to the United Assembly of God. The […]

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France meeting could be decisive for Oconee

Not often, if ever, has a transatlantic meeting had importance to Oconee County. But, in the next few weeks, a board meeting in Paris, France is likely to decide whether a much hoped for Michelin manufacturing facility will be a reality for Oconee County. Space for what is expected to be a tire distribution center is being reserved in the […]

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Walhalla student has lofty ambitions

A 16-year old student at Walhalla High School has lofty ambitions, and the local Rotary Club will help Lauren Long achieve the full life to which she aspires. Lauren, a junior in high school, has been named by Walhalla Rotary Club as a short-term exchange student which means that, in 2015-16, she will have the chance as a Rotary International […]

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Annual meeting Monday

Members of the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority get together next week for their annual meeting. The member cities of the JRSA are Seneca, Walhalla, and Westminster, and the meeting to review the year 2014 takes place at 6 Monday night at the Depot in Westminster, at 135 E. Main Street. The public may attend. Those going may expect an […]

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Fire destroys car near Walhalla

Fire around 7:30 last night destroyed a Lincoln Town car on highway 28 in front of Community First Bank near the Walhalla city limit. The car belonged to a motorist from Greenville. No one was hurt. Walhalla fire fighters this morning are unsure what caused the fire. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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A tip of the cap to Oconee Memorial Hospital

From personal experience, the mayor of Seneca can say he’s grateful to having a community hospital at his city’s doorsteps.  In recent months Betty Alexander, mother of Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander, has had the occasion to use the services offered by OconeeMemorialHospital.  And Mayor Alexander says he’s grateful to the staff for the care they have rendered her.  Alexander says […]

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For illegal buoys, the clock is running!

In a survey of illegal buoys on Lake Keowee, the law enforcement division of the state Department of Natural Resources marked each of 75 buoys with a warning sticker. The owners of those illegal buoys now have 30 days from the marked date to remove them. After 30 days, the DNR will remove them. According to the DNR, the action […]

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Pickens County women charged with shoplifting

Two Pickens County women have been arrested and charged with stealing 36 miscellaneous items from Wal-Mart near Seneca. Arrest affidavits allege the stolen items carried a value of more than $2,200 dollars. According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, 40-year old Amy Michelle Johnson of Liberty and 33-year old Stephanie Dawn Porter of Easley were arrested yesterday morning on shoplifting charges […]

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