Moment of silence for two Walhallans

This week’s meeting of Walhalla City Council started with a moment of silence in memory and thoughts of two prominent Walhallans. Mayor Danny Edwards asked the city council and those in the audience to remember long-time merchant Bill McLees, who died Tuesday at his apartment home on E. Main Street downtown. And the mayor asked those at the meeting to […]

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Hiring event next week in Seneca

A South Carolina Works Worklink hiring event takes place next week in Seneca. Employers will be on hand to greet job-seekers from 9 a-m to noon Friday, August 15 at the Gignilliat Community Center. Among those employers who will have representatives there are Borg Warner, KBR (hiring for BASF), HTI, Loving Health Care Inc., Phillips Staffing, RBC AeroStructures, and Senior […]

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Plane at Oconee Regional termed “nuisance”

A judge today gave a North Carolina man seven days to have an airplane moved from where it sits at the Oconee Regional Airport. Common Pleas Judge Lawton McIntosh acted at the request of an attorney for Oconee County. That attorney, Douglas Gray, called the Helio Stallion airplane a nuisance and said its presence on the airport grounds constitutes trespassing. […]

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Name changes at Oconee Medical Center

“We will be announcing the names of all of the parts of our organization in a week or so.” That’s the reply this morning from an Oconee Medical Center official to the question of whether OMC, as part of the affiliation with Greenville Health System, will revert to its former name—Oconee Memorial Hospital. Hunter Kome, chief OMC operating officer, said, […]

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Second arrest in theft at doctor’s office

A second arrest has been reported in the theft of credit cards last year from a doctor’s office in Seneca. Law enforcement records show the arrest last night of Brandi Danielle Mauldin. The 18-year old Salem resident is charged with three offenses of criminally receiving goods as part of 11-month investigation of the theft of credit cards belonging to an […]

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Enhancing Walhalla tourist stop

Walhalla leaders say they are pleased with the numbers of visitors they are seeing at Stumphouse Tunnel Park north of the city, although only about one-third of those visitors to the historic attraction are filling the envelopes with park admission fees. Councilman David Underwood announced last night that Walhalla is considering an RV pad from which the city eventually could […]

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Water plant project proceeding

The project to tap Lake Keowee as Walhalla’s new source for drinking water is proceeding smoothly, in the estimation of the city’s utilities superintendent. Scott Parris told the mayor and council last night that he has visited North Carolina water plants—the type of which Walhalla is considering. He also reported Duke Energy’s willingness to assist Walhalla with its application to […]

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New restaurant delayed

Plans for a new restaurant on Walhalla’s Main Street have been delayed—in part due to confusion over all of the requirements the restaurant must first meet. When David McMahon said he only found out recently that he was required to see the city about a grease trap, he was issued an apology from the mayor and the mayor pro-tem. McMahon […]

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Main Street beer tent at Ok’fest

At the request of the chamber of commerce, Walhalla leaders will consider allowing a beer tent to operate for limited hours during this year’s Oktoberfest. Meeting as committees last evening, the mayor and council entertained the chamber’s request for a Kraft Beer Festival to run 2 to 6 Saturday afternoon, October 18 on the Green at the corner of Main […]

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