Water project makes for rare morning meeting

Walhalla’s elected leaders gathered at City Hall this morning for a rare weekday meeting to take up a matter associated with the city’s most ambitious project. Because it was a contract issue involving plans for a new water source the meeting was off-limits to the press and the public. Taking part were Mayor Danny Edwards, members of city council, City […]

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Minister to invite councilmen to ride the bus!

An outspoken advocate of extending passenger bus service to Walhalla wants the members of the Oconee County Council to experience what they are talking about. After receiving a report from a task force, council members expressed concern that the cost to buy buses for adding routes to Walhalla and Westminster may not be financially feasible without a corresponding interest on […]

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Clemson students to unveil driverless vehicles

Three course advisers at Clemson University are overseeing teams of students who will gather to unveil the “automated guided vehicles” they have developed as part of a class project sponsored by a local manufacturing company. The vehicles need to zip around the manufacturing floor on their own, delivering parts to workers for hours at a time. Students involved are seniors […]

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Riding at the front of the parade!

An invitation has gone out for this year’s Westminster Warriors football team to ride as grand marshals in the city Christmas parade—Thursday, December 4. The team is made up of eight-and-under players who were runner-up in their division. They are to be joined by the coaches and the cheerleaders. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Pickens County charities make “Angels” list

Two Pickens County charities made this year’s list of “Angels”—as compiled by the office of South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond. The Clemson Free Clinic and MARYS House of Pickens, along with eight other South Carolina organizations, were recognized during an event in Columbia. It was noted that they exemplify charitable giving. To be selected an Angel, the charity […]

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Charlotte man killed in Oconee accident

A 62-year old contract worker at the Oconee Nuclear Station was killed in an OconeeCounty traffic accident yesterday that closed parts of South Carolina 130 near Seneca for several hours.  Coroner Karl Addis said Nick Lester Seagle, a 62-year old Charlotte, North Carolina resident, died at the scene.  The highway patrol identified Seagle’s pickup truck as traveling toward Seneca when […]

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Scroll of honor adds Great War veteran

  The Scroll of Honor at Clemson University, made up of  alumni who died on active military service, recently added its 485th name. Carlos Golightly Harris was added to the scroll following a vetting process by the Clemson Corps. Harris died in 1926 of complications from wounds suffered during World War 1. He was a Spartanburg native and member of the […]

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Avoid accident scene

South Carolina 130 in the vicinity of the scene of this morning’s fatal accident apparently will remain closed to traffic as the investigation continues into that accident.  One responder says one person died.  A second person was extricated and flown for medical treatment.  Coroner Karl Addis said the fatal victim in the two-car accident was a Duke Energy worker–aa 62-year […]

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Update on accident at treatment plant

A worker hurt this morning at the Seneca water plant construction site was flown to a Greenville hospital, and one city official says, “We’re praying and hoping for the best.” Bob Faires, utilities superintendent, identified the injured worker as an employee of a subcontractor involved in the treatment plant renovation project. Faires says the worker was hurt in an accident […]

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