Council casts vote after executive session

At the end of a long night for the Oconee County Council, the council passed a motion that left some in the audience wondering. There were no details provided after the following motion by District Three’s Paul Cain passed unanimously: “My motion is that we direct the administrator to proceed pursuant to the terms discussed in executive session.” The council […]

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Pleas of guilt resolve homcide case

Two remaining co-defendants in the case of an Oconee County homicide in 2013 are prison-bound. In court appearances this morning, Zack Daniel Patterson and Patrick Grant Covone pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact of manslaughter. Covone and Patterson were sent to prison for five years and placed on probation five years. Patterson is 24 and Covone 28. Each man […]

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Partners to be hands-on with trees

An organization that works toward a better Walhalla is taking a hands-on approach to lining the downtown with new trees. Dan Pollock, president of Partners for Progress, said a decision has yet to be made what type or types of trees will be planted in place of the recently-cut down Bradford Pear trees. At last night’s Partners meeting, Pollock was […]

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Walhalla plays host to international visitors

Walhalla recently played host to a group of international visitors. They visited the Cherokee Museum of South Carolina on Short Street and also took time to sign the register at the nearby chamber of commerce. Luther Lyle, curator of the Cherokee Museum, described the visitors as teachers and said they came from countries including China, Japan, the Phillipines, India, Uganda, […]

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Bagwell makes known 2015 political aspirations

First-term Walhalla Councilman Tjay Bagwell made known his political aspirations for the city’s 2015 election in November. The mayor pro-tem told a meeting of the Partners for Progress, “I will be running for something.” That something, Bagwell said, is going to depend on Mayor Danny Edwards. Bagwell explained that if Edwards decides against running for a second term as mayor, […]

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Where does Walhalla go from here?

A meeting at the Depot last night began with a talk about the trees that Walhalla should plant as part of Streetscape. As the meeting came to a close, a city leader and members of Partners for Progress talked about what’s needed for Walhalla to attract visitors. Mayor Danny Edwards said as the result of a talk with the general […]

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Get plugged into local resources

If you are part of a young family making your way in Oconee County, what kinds of community resources can benefit you? An event this month in Seneca will showcase what’s out there. The local resource meeting, sponsored by the Oconee Transition Planning Cooperative Community Outreach, takes place 6 to 7:30 Thursday night, April 16 at the Gignilliat Community Center. […]

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Fire under investigation

A fire in the middle of last night remains under investigation today by the Oconee County Fire Investigation Team. Seneca Fire Chief Jan Oliver will look to those investigators for their conclusions on why a vacant mobile home caught fire around midnight at 3905 E. Lonsdale Street in Utica. Oliver says the mobile home apparently had been vacant for some […]

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