Saturday night stabbing in Walhalla

A Seneca man has been arrested in the investigation of a Saturday night stabbing in Walhalla.  The Walhalla police say William Christopher Armstrong, 32 years old, was arrested on the charge of assault and battery second degree in an incident on S. Pine Street.  The police say the victim of the stabbing was released after treatment at the hospital. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Public improvement grant for Pendleton

Pendleton and other communities across the state will benefit from funds in the latest round of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The South Carolina Department of Commerce awarded CDBG funds to 13 communities, representing more than 38 thousand residents. For the Anderson County town of Pendleton, a grant of $500 thousand may be used for the Mechanic Street […]

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“Spouses for life”

Two Walhalla men who acted quickly to obtain a license to marry, once same-sex marriage was declared legal, are now in the words of the Oconee Probate Judge “spouses for life.” Shortly after 10 this morning, the long-time partnership between Trad Gunter and David Fretwell became legal in South Carolina during a marriage ceremony—the first ever same-sex wedding conducted by […]

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Councilman-elect to be sworn-in “anytime”

Walhalla Councilman-elect Lamar Bales may take his oath of office “at any time,” according to a city official.  Nancy Goehle, city administrator, says Mayor Danny Edwards has a couple of choices about when to ask Bailes to take the oath of office to fill an unexpired term.  He can schedule the swearing-in December, at either the city council committee meetings […]

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Anderson native serves with Navy squadron

Anderson native John Bailey is serving with Patrol Squadron Sixteen, known as the “War Eagles.” Bailey is a navy lieutenant and a 2004 T-L Hanna High School graduate. He’s an officer with a squadron based at Jacksonville which operates the Navy’s newly-designed maritime patrol aircraft, the P-8A Poseidon. And, he says, he’s proud of the work he is doing as […]

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Soggy Sunday!

A soggy Sunday in Oconee County. The rain count for Walhalla alone yesterday was 2.15.” Add an approximate tenth-of-inch Saturday and the weekend approached 2.25”, according to the records kept by Barbara Wilson, the official U-S Weather Observer in Walhalla. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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School food drive surpasses last year’s

 The annual food drive at Keowee Elementary, hosted by the Service Learning Club, exceeded last year’s. Finishing on Friday, November 14, students collected 1,532 food items and $152 dollars cash to be donated to the food pantry operated by Walhalla’s St. Luke United Methodist Church. Service Learning Club members and their parents helped pack boxes for the pantry. The students […]

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History buffs to converge on Seneca

For a conference next spring, South Carolina history buffs will converge on Seneca. And the city’s museums director says he will be ready for them. Dr. John Martin, director and curator of the Lunney Museum, is announcing plans for the 2014 South Carolina Landmark Conference to take place in Seneca April 9-11. About 150 historians and museum directors from across […]

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