An apology from Duke to Walhalla

The Walhalla mayor’s disappointment by what he heard during an August meeting about the chances for Walhalla to draw its future water supply from Lake Keowee has, to an extent at least, been ameliorated by a new communication from the electric utility. What Mayor Edwards heard August 1 led him to fire off a letter to a Duke official, and […]

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Walhalla water fund growing!

  A fund restricted to Walhalla’s effort to acquire a new water source is growing. Outside auditor Jason White says the account balance, at the close of the city’s fiscal year June 30, stood at $1,435,627.00. The original principal was received by Walhalla in 2007 as part of a deal between the city and conservationists that protected 440 acres on […]

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Unit Two out for re-fueling

A nuclear unit is not designed to churn out electricity endlessly. Occasionally, it requires refueling. And that’s exactly the case at Oconee Nuclear Station, where Unit Two has been taken off line temporarily. “Oconee Unit Two is currently in a re-fueling outage. This is the time that occurs every two years when we take out part of the nuclear fuel […]

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Major electric power projects in OC

At opposite sides of Oconee County, the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative is involved in major projects which Blue Ridge General Manager Charles Dalton says will mean good news for the consumer members of the multi-county cooperative. A new Salem substation will replace one built in the early 1970s. On the opposite southern side of the county, easements have been obtained […]

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What the candidates have to say!

When it comes to the good of Walhalla, what separates the men and the women competing this year for City Council? You can find out what the candidates believe in during a forum that’ll be held one week before the November election. Everyone is invited to the event at 6:30 Tuesday night, October 29 at the Walhalla Depot. There are […]

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Walhalla gets highest opinion

At Walhalla City Hall, an outside auditor paid the city high compliments on how well it accounts for its money. Certified public accountant Jason White delivered an unqualified opinion of Walhalla’s financial ledgers for the year 2012-13. It’s the highest opinion possible, according to White. The auditor gave the mayor and city council the following figures for the 2012-13 year: […]

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Quiet Walhalla to get busy!

In his crystal ball, Walhalla Mayor Danny Edwards can see a lot of activity for his normally quiet city. And it begins this weekend with the 35th Oktoberfest. Sertoma Field is beginning to take shape for the three-day weekend. This year’s celebration, for those who can remember, will for the first time feature a ferris wheel. There are to be […]

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New partnership to fight domestic violence

 The plight of an Oconee domestic violence victim should be eased by a new partnership involving the Sheriff’s Office, a private detective company, and the organization planning the county’s first shelter to protect the abused. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw yesterday announced that arrangements have been made to attach ankle monitors to CDV offenders, provided a magistrate agrees. “This is something that’s […]

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Music to be made in Westminster!

Former Westminster supermarket to be a musical venue. The vision of Ray Burroughs and local musical artists has succeeded in the conversion of a former Westminster Winn-Dixie into a 250-seat venue for performances by a variety of artists. It’s called the Westminster Music Hall, at 101 W. Main Street. And, on the night of Thursday, October 24, at 6:30, the […]

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