Special Walhalla meeting tonight

A rare Wednesday meeting for the Walhalla City Council. Mayor Danny Edwards will call the council into  session at 5:30 this afternoon at City Hall to consider final approval of an agreement with an engineering company for a USDA-funded water project. The company is Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood. Also, up for a second reading is a service and compensation agreement […]

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So far, no money for a Kellett re-make

Seneca leaders set in motion last night new budgets to cover income and spending for the next year, but the new budgets include no money toward a plan to find an alternate use for a 12-acre former school property.  And that was somewhat of a sore point between a neighborhood representative and the mayor.  City plans last year to build […]

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The police believe Franks solely responsible

With the arrest of a 39-year old man who lives near Seneca, the city police believe they have the individual responsible for $30 thousand worth of vandalism since the first of the year. The police yesterday announced the arrest of Calvin Scottie Franks of Singing Pines Road on 10 counts of malicious damage to personal property and 23 counts of […]

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Oconee’s vote results

Oconeeans who made the effort yesterday cast their lot with the apparent winners in the statewide primary runoff elections. Fewer than three thousand Oconee County voters participated in runoff elections. Here are Oconee’s unofficial results: In the Democratic runoff, Tom Thompson took nearly 66% of the vote for state Superintendent of Education. Thompson tallied 131 votes. His runoff opponent, Shelia […]

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Paul Cain: “It’s a mess”

Paul Cain, the newest Oconee County councilman, has gotten his first look inside the old county courthouse. And, like others who’ve seen it, Cain calls the conditions a mess. The District 3 councilman said once the developers’ lease expires this summer, the council will be faced with either tearing down the 1956 building or repairing—expensive propositions either way, he says. […]

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Water main break near Walhalla

A water main break near Walhalla has halted service for those customers in the vicinity of South Carolina 183/the Westminster Highway and Oak Grove Road.  City Hall has been swamped with calls.  Nancy Goehle, city administrator, says utility crews have been working on the problem all morning. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Salem and Little to treat Marines

Everyone has invitation for tonight’s 7 to 9 o’clock Veterans Appreciation Night at Seneca’s Gigniliat Field. As a tuneup to that event, live reports from Gignilliat will air on 96.3/WGOG from 5 until 7. All veterans are welcome. The assemblage will include those visiting 40 injured Marines from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. They are on rest-and-relaxation this week in Oconee […]

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Light voting

Today’s second elections–the primary runoffs–so far, at least, have drawn little interest from the Oconee voters.  A spokeswoman for county elections says the turnout has been light.  One example, in the county’s largest precincts, Seneca, 111 people had voted Republican.  Fourteen had cast ballots in the Democratic runoff. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Aftermath of a fire near Walhalla

Twenty-four hours later, investigators continue to size up why fire started in a vacated house near Walhalla. Fire brought heavy damage yesterday morning at 1757 Pickens Highway.  This morning Chief Doug Kelley of the Walhalla Department said there are no answers to why the fire started, but the incident has been referred to the investigative division of the Oconee Sheriff’s […]

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Attorney sentenced to prison

A 44-year old lawyer in Anderson has been sentenced to five months in federal prison—the result of his plea of guilt to obstruction charges. The sentencing of Charles Anderson, a former Anderson city councilman, was announced by Anne Tompkins, U-S Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. According to information in court documents and the sentencing hearing, Anderson represented […]

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