Streetscape meeting at Clemson

The company that is helping Walhalla engineer its Streetscape project is involved in a similar project at Clemson. The city of Clemson announces that city officials, along with the company Seamon Whiteside, will hold a Calhoun District Streetscape planning meeting at 7 o’clock Thursday night, December 4 at City Hall. Seamon Whiteside will present some initial design ideas and those […]

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Dukes is hoofing it again!

At a young age, we are taught that a policeman is your friend. And Norman Dukes is a friend of Tamassee-Salem schools, where he works as a resource officer. For three years, in his spare time, he has been walking long distance as a fundraiser for the school. He calls it a Mountains to the Sea walk and has completed […]

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$10 thousand donation to 9/11 memorial project

 The committee raising money for an Oconee County 9-11 memorial has received its largest donation so far—-$10 thousand dollars from Dr. John Harris, Seneca resident. The committee overseeing planning and fundraising describes Harris as having been moved to contribute after hearing Michael Fee of Reliable Sprinkler of Pickens County address a Keowee Key gathering about his personal ties to the […]

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Congressional hearing Friday at Clemson

Congressman Jeff Duncan has arranged a Congressional hearing at Clemson University this week on the topic of emergency preparedness. Duncan, acting in his capacity as chairman of a Homeland Security subcommittee, says the Friday afternoon hearing will focus on local, state, federal officials and non-profits working closely together during crises and preparing for threats like natural disasters, public health emergencies, […]

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Walhalla records 33-degree temperature swing

Walhalla saw a 33-degree swing in the temperatures—from a high yesterday afternoon of 55 to an overnight low of 22. And Weather Observer Barbara Wilson has one bit of advice: “Stay warm today.” The last two days have been kind to the area’s dry rain gauge. The 1.5” inches recorded was the first significant rain for Walhalla since the middle […]

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World Diabetes Day in South Carolina

 As part of World Diabetes Day, the South Carolina Governor’s Mansion was lit in blue to commemorate the day last Friday.  Governor Nikki Haley issued a statewide proclamation.  About 800 thousand South Carolinians are affected by type 1 or type 2 diabetes and more than 250 million people in the world suffer from diabetes with only 25 or 50% of […]

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Two zoning appeals to be heard

Two zoning appeals will be heard next month at the Walhalla City Hall. The city Board of Zoning Appeals will entertain comment as it considers a request by Walter Torres and the Fainting Goat for a special exception to allow 204 E. Main Street to be used for serving alcohol beverages. The hearing is set for 5:30 p-m Thursday, December […]

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Walhalla voting today

Walhalla voters are asked to head to the polling place today to fill an empty seat on their six-member city council. Lamar Bailes and Chris Grant are the candidates in today’s special election. The winner gets to fill the remaining three years of the term of the late Kathy Rogers. Voting takes place from 7 to 7 at the city […]

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Can you help solve this crime?

A new plea to the public has been issued by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office for information that can help solve a crime this month at a convenience store near Clemson. The crime of burglary and larceny at Bountyland Quik Stop at 10941 Clemson Boulevard was discovered November 6 by a store employee reporting for work that Thursday morning. An investigating […]

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