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Walhalla applies HAT funds

February 20, 2013

Walhalla has begun to find use for that additional one-cent tax on a cost of a meal that the city began collecting last summer. Chairman T-Jay Bagwell of the General Government Committee says the city has been approved for a Heritage Corridor Grant will pay for renovations to the 23-year old community depot, as well…

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Defendant described “cooperative”

February 20, 2013

The Seneca woman charged with making telephone bomb threats facing charges in two jurisdictions is described as being cooperative with Oconee County investigators. “The investigation has been progressing. She has been cooperative with our investigators and based on her level of cooperation we feel confident that there is no one else who’s going to be…

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Something new at Chamber!

February 20, 2013
Something new at Chamber!

Thanks to the art work of Bess Chipak, there’s a colorful way-finding mural on the wall of the Greater Walhalla Chamber of Commerce at 105 W. South Broad Street. The picturesque mural was commissioned by the Mountain Lakes CVB, which shares the chamber headquarters.

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Duncan extends another welcome mat

February 20, 2013

Congressman Jeff Duncan has invited a second gun-maker to consider re-locating to South Carolina. This time its Magpul Industries, located in Erie, Colorado. Magpul has vowed to leave Colorado if that state’s lawmakers pass a bill forbidding high-capacity magazines. Earlier Duncan, the second-term Republican lawmaker from Laurens, sent a letter to encourage the CEO of…

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Saluda first, Oconee not far behind

February 20, 2013

Saluda County may be first, but Oconee apparently is not far behind. The state’s broadband initiative, “About Connect South Carolina”, has announced Saluda County is the first South Carolina county to complete its connected community broadband assessment and technology action plan. Last night the Oconee County Council awarded a contract to a Greer company for…

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Mayfest dates announced

February 20, 2013

In spite of some bone-chilling temperatures of late, Walhalla Chamber of Commerce officials promise city leaders better times are ahead. The chamber hopes this year’s Mayfest will create a friendly and prosperous two days for all involved. Vanessa Penton, chamber executive director, announced at City Hall last night the 2013 event will run Friday and…

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Warehouse contract awarded

February 20, 2013

Westminster’s Bibb Street, the home of the annual Apple Festival rodeo, is in for change. City Council last night awarded J-Davis Construction a contract worth $371, 810 to construct the city’s new utilities warehouse at 528 S. Bibb Street. J-Davis’s bid was second lowest received, but the city administrator said the low bid did not…

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No vote “until”

February 20, 2013

Westminster City Council passed up a chance last night to break what is, in effect, a tie among member cities of the Joint Regional Sewer Authority and decide whether neighboring Seneca, the system’s major user, gets additional representation on the authority board. “Consider Seneca’s Request for Additional Representation” was listed as #8 agenda item for…

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Transferring voting authority

February 20, 2013

Walhalla and Westminster are on their way to have Oconee County take charge of the conduct of their municipal elections. At separate meetings last night, the city councils gave the first of two required readings to ordinances transferring elections’ authority to the county Voter Registration and Election Commission. Walhalla City Administrator Nancy Goehle said her…

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More trouble for Seneca woman

February 20, 2013

Additional charges have been filed against a woman accused in a series of telephoned bomb threats this month in the Seneca area. Campus police at Clemson have announced two felony counts of making a bomb threat against Melissa Ann Griggs. The 38-year old Griggs was served with the warrants at the Oconee Detention Center, where…

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  • November 22, 2014Benefit for Mark & Jody Vissage
  • November 22, 2014 7:00 pmThe Miss Walhira Pageant
  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
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