Machinist wins City Hall appeal

Walhalla will permit a machine shop to open inside a commercial building in a general residential district. Barry David Brown won his appeal last night at City Hall. The Board of Zoning Appeals voted 3 to 1 to make the exception. Elizabeth Hoadley cast the lone dissenting vote. Two neighbors expressed concern for the potential of noise and pollution, but […]

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Duncan worried over the $ effect on 3rd District

It’s one thing for lawmakers in Washington to agree on a budget to avert another shutdown of the government but, according to South Carolina’s Jeff Duncan, it’s another when the agreement impinges on some badly-needed money by local governments in the Third Congressional District. Duncan told reporters today that rural counties in his district, such as Oconee and McCormick, are […]

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On the deadline eve, two Seneca filers

Two men have signed up as candidates for the Seneca City Council election—with less than a day of qualifying still open. The candidacies today by Stuart Pohl and Robert Holbrooks make it a six-candidate field, so far, for four seats. All four incumbents—Scott Durham, Ernest Riley, Joel Ward and Andrea Alewine—are running again.  

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Bus prediction: “Relatively soon”

A meeting today produced the expectation that the eventual start of electric bus passenger service for the Seneca area will arrive “relatively soon”—in the words of the city’s Ed Halbig. “Buses and chargers seem to be all operating in good order. The recommendation at this point is to continue another week of ‘shadowing’ service,” the planning and community development director […]

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To be a candidate, deadline looms

Unless things change over the next day, this year’s ballot for the Seneca City Council will be reserved for incumbents only. The four council members whose seats are to be voted on in March this morning remained the only candidates. Incumbents Scott Durham, Joel Ward, Ernest Riley, and Andrea Alewine qualified for re-election last week on the first day of […]

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Music program gets a boost!

 South Carolina Heritage Fair recently presented six new dulcimers to the Oconee Heritage Center in Walhalla for use in the center’s Appalachian Music program. The instruments were donated through a grant from the Heritage Fair as part of a commitment to promote cultural heritage of the area. And, with those dulcimers, the Heritage Center will offer group lessons to learn […]

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