Water link break on Main

Trouble this morning on Walhalla’s Main Street. In front of Ken’s Thriftee Pharmacy, the roots from one of those Bradford Pear trees apparently wrapped around the city’s water line and caused the line to break. Scott Parris, utilities director, said the break occurred as city workers were removing the tree stump.  He called it a small service line.  It was […]

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Amenities, including splash pad, for Walhalla Pool

Walhalla’s elected leaders are considering a first-ever splash pad at the municipal swimming pool—designed for children not ready for the depths of water in the pool. Councilwoman Jennifer Crawford told her colleagues last night her research into splash pads tells her that the right pad should be something that Walhalla can afford and obtain in time for the 2015 swimming […]

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Car flips at sharp curve near West Union

A woman driver walked away apparently uninjured from what was a serious accident late yesterday afternoon near West Union. Her four-door sedan turned over at the curve near the Johnson Controls Plant and she, temporarily, was trapped in the wreckage. With help from the volunteer West Union Fire Department, Walhalla fire fighters freed the trapped driver using their Jaws of […]

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Walhalla nixes in-town sewer rate for new school

Like other out of town customers, Oconee School District will have to bear a larger sewer rate for the new Walhalla High School on South Carolina 11. In response to comments last night by Councilman Lamar Bailes, utilities superintendent Scott Parris said he does not favor approving the school district’s request to charge the lower in-city rate to the new […]

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Walhalla to add water customers at Lake Keowee

Near Knox and Ellenburg roads, a 28-lot home development is in the works, and the Walhalla utilities superintendent says it’s a project that will add customers to the city’s outside water service territory. At City Hall last night Scott Parris, the utilities director, announced the homes are to be built by Crescent Communities and located on Lake Keowee.  Parris believes […]

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Spay/neuter fund depleted

The fund that Oconee Humane Society taps for the spay and neutering of animals has run out of money, and its officials appealed last night to County Council for more money. Humane Society believes the efforts have reduced the number of stray animals across the county, but its $60 thousand appropriation program was used up in December. The county is […]

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Streetscape bids to be received next week

Contractor’s bids to build Walhalla’s downtown Streetscape are to be received next week, and Mayor Danny Edwards says he’s hopeful those bids can be processed fast enough to allow for consideration during city council’s regular February meeting on the 17th. Meeting as committees last night, the mayor and council heard Scott Parris, the utilities director, say that he is expecting […]

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Fee in place of tax agreements

The company Borg Warner is in an expansion frame of mind at Seneca.  And last night Oconee County Council gave preliminary approval to a change in its fee in lieu of tax agreement with the company.  Officials say the expansion pertains to the Borg Warner’s operations on the Wells Highway and is unrelated to a planned Borg Warner warehouse in […]

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Old Seneca home gets reprieve

With the concurrence of the city of Seneca, a South Oak Street property owner will have 30 days to obtain the necessary financing to bring an old house up to city standards. Brenda Knox, owner of the structure on South Oak near Third, made a joint appearance with the city’s Ed Halbig in front of Judge Danny Singleton today in […]

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