Twelve hopefuls for Miss Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest flags are going up today in Walhalla.  And 12 young ladies are the field of contestants for Miss Oktoberfest.  They will compete in interviews and in both casual and formal wear at 4 o’clock this Sunday at the Walhalla Middle School.  Tickets are five dollars and will be sold at the door.  This year’s contestants are Aubrey Bailey, London […]

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Threat called “unsubstantiated”

Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says, so far, law enforcement believes a threat made to West-Oak High School students is unsubstantiated.  That threat, thru social media, originated from outside the county.  According to Crenshaw, law enforcement elsewhere is interviewing a student but they do not believe, at this time, there is any danger to Oconee County students.  Out of precaution, extra Oconee […]

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Retired general keynotes Saturday night banquet

Retired General David Petreaus told a crowd in Toccoa Saturday that terrorism is the struggle of a generation. He spoke at Saturday’s $50 dollar a plate Currahee Military Weekend banquet at Toccoa’s National Guard Armory. According to Petreaus, fighting terrorism will require an approach that can be sustained for decades if necessary. “It takes more than drone strikes, more than […]

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Forum to address tainted fish

  A state health official will address the problem of mercury-impaired fish during a public forum this week in Oconee County.  The public is invited to the event by FOLKS—Friends of Lake Keowee.  The event will be 6:30 Thursday night at Duke’s World of Energy, with refreshments served at 6 o’clock.  James Glover of the SC Dept. of Health and […]

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Fire hydrant maintenance

Across the Walhalla fire district personnel will flush hydrants throughout October.  The works starts today.  This could cause discolored water for a short time.  According to the city of Walhalla, the water is safe to drink.  But good advice is to check the water before running the laundry.

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Fire destroys home in Pickens

A late Saturday afternoon fire in the town of Pickens destroyed a home on Patterson Street. American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers assisted a family of three…one adult and two children. The Red Cross met the immediate needs of the fire victims by providing financial assistance for temporary lodging and for replacement of food and clothing, along with comfort kits, containing […]

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Townville community rallies

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The Townville community rallied yesterday with a blood drive in honor of Jacob Hall, the six-year old boy who died Saturday.  Jacob’s tragedy was on the minds of many across the area, including those who took part in a cruise event Saturday afternoon in Westminster.  A moment of silence, followed by prayer, and the release of balloons into an autumn […]

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Fatal pedestrian-car accident

A two-year old boy has died near Walhalla—the victim of a car-pedestrian accident yesterday afternoon on SC 183.  Deputy Coroner Greg Long says Samuel Thomas Bryant died at the hospital at 5:55 pm of injuries when hit by ay car one mile south of Walhalla at 1915 Westminster Highway.  The highway patrol reports the boy was hit by a BMW […]

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Sophia Nadia Leon

Walhalla, SC— Sophia Nadia Leon, infant daughter of Laken Elise Lanier and Jose Jaime Leon Rodriguez of 607 Highland Glen Court, Walhalla, passed away on September 29, 2016, at Oconee Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be conducted at 4:00 PM, Sunday, October 2, 2016, at St. John’s Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the […]

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