A lot of dust and dirt to clean up!

Workers at Walhalla’s Streetscape project are cleaning up and grading today getting ready for laying new curb and gutter on the Main Street block between Tugaloo and College streets.  On a second block, from College to Catherine, they continue to lay electrical conduit and the bases for the new light poles there.    

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9-11 memorial project infused by state grant

The new WalhallaHigh School is only weeks away from opening its doors.  And, next door, construction will start soon on a separate project to build a 9-11 memorial.  The group raising money for the project held its first meeting since word of a $200 thousand matching grant from the state government.  The committee has raised $70 thousand on its own, […]

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New Duke building gets the OK

On the grounds of the World of Energy, Duke will expand its training facility for nuclear plant operators.  The expansion was made possible last night by a 3 to 1 vote of the Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals.   An exception was required for the project which will sit within a special protective district within a certain distance of LakeKeowee.  Board […]

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Chest wound proved fatal

An autopsy, at which state police officers were present, shows the victim of Sunday night’s shooting in Seneca died of a wound to the chest.  Coroner Karl Addis said Zachary Hammond sustained a second wound to the collarbone, but that wound was not fatal.  Addis said the wounds are consistent with bullets from a .45-caliber handgun, the kind used by […]

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Award recognizes Seneca’s switch to all-electric buses

Seneca’s switch to a fleet of all electric-powered buses has merited an award from a state agency.   The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control named Seneca and the Clemson Area Transit winners of its “Spare the Air” award—symbolic of the city and its passenger bus service provider environmental-friendly efforts.  Word of the award arrived yesterday at City Hall […]

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Fire renders dynamite safe

A small shed near LakeKeowee that contained dynamite was set afire yesterday for the purpose of making the dynamite safe.  After the owner of the shed found the dynamite, Keowee Fire Department responded to Doug Hollow Road and was joined eventually by the bomb squad from Anderson.  The experts advised local authorities that the safest course would be to burn […]

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Dobbins honored as agriculture leader

Dr. Tom Dobbins, state director of the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service, has been named recipient of the John W. Parris Agricultural Leadership Award from the state Association of Agricultural Educators.  The award was presented to the Townville native at a recognition banquet this month on the campus of ClemsonUniversity.  Dobbins is considered a national leader in agricultural education.  

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Dynamite discovered near Lake Keowee

At 1 o’clock this afternoon a building fire is to be deliberately set to help get rid of a box of dynamite found inside a building near Lake Keowee.  OconeeCounty authorities are relying on the bomb squad from Anderson to safely clear the scene of potential danger.  Officials say the plan is to first bush-hog around the building.  The location […]

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Etrulia “Trudy” McDonald Crooks

Etrulia McDonald Crooks, 78, of 3018 Corinth Drive, Seneca died Monday at Greenville Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of Horace Odell Crooks. She sang songs at nursing homes and, for 24 years, the “Biscuit Maker” at Donald’s Grocery. The funeral will be 2 p-m Thursday at Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Oconee Memorial Park. The […]

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Several Streetscape workers on the job today

The contractor is hopeful that the bases for Walhalla’s new downtown street lights are ready to be poured, on the block from Tugaloo to College streets. Excavation work for electrical conduit between College and Catherine is partially finished.  According to Hutch ‘N Son, the electrical work is slower than the waterline work.    

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