“FERC” OKs Mosquito Pt. for staging

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has announced approval this week of a Duke Energy application to allow a new use for a Lake Keowee area not far from Oconee Nuclear Station. The FERC order allows three contractors and additional future contractors to lease about one and a third acres at Mosquito Point for use as a permanent staging area. The order […]

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Deputies complete training course

As the result of their training last week, Oconee sheriff’s officers have a greater awareness of domestic violence. A course on the basics was taught by Sgt. Kevin Cain, domestic violence investigator, and two Safe Harbor representatives. As part of the Sheriff’s Office effort to lessen violence in the homeplace, Sheriff Mike Crenshaw promises to seek maximum fines and penalties […]

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Restoring America’s chestnut tree

Walhalla is a city with a Chestnut Street. But, like other parts of the eastern U-S, Walhalla has no chestnut trees. Until a blight wiped out the trees by the 1950s, the American chestnut populated eastern U-S forests and served as a food source for both animals and people. The U-S Forest Service believes it is a step closer to […]

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Ron Rash returns to Tech for reading

Ron Rash says he’s looking forward to connecting with former colleagues and students when he visits Tri-County Technical College next week for a book reading. Until 2003, Rash taught English at Tech. He’s now known as an award-winning poet and novelist whose novel, “Serena”, has been made into a major motion picture to be released in April. From 1:20 to […]

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Cars collide under Seneca traffic lights

A late afternoon car crash in downtown Seneca sent one driver to the hospital with what the police described as non life-threatening injuries. Lt. Robert Tribble said yesterday’s accident at 4:30 occurred within the E.N. 1st and Walnut intersection, involving two cars. According to Tribble, the driver of the Dodge received a ticket charging dis-regarding a traffic signal.

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A Seneca-Oconee partnership

Sometimes two is better than one! The Seneca city administrator, Greg Dietterick, has a place on the agenda for next week’s meeting of Oconee County Council. Dietterick is being granted 10 minutes to address the council on the topic of a partnership between his city and the county. County Council’s meeting takes place Tuesday at Pine Street and begins with […]

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Junior Beta Club’s membership exceeds 100!

 The recent induction of 80 Walhalla Middle School students as members of their school’s Junior Beta Club has boosted the club’s membership past the 100 mark. The latest inductees—7th and 8th graders—joined the club during an October 15 ceremony, in which Walhalla High student Carson Brewer served as guest speaker. Carson is a former club member. Other speakers that evening […]

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“Expert” witness on the stand

An engineer from Westminster settled into the witness chair at 3:25 yesterday afternoon in the Oconee Common Pleas Court. And it’s from there that Derek Hodgin’s testimony will likely continue until some time today. As a forensic engineer, Hodgin and his company specialize in investigations of building problems. In this instance, he has been retained by the homeowners’ group at […]

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Check smoke detectors and replace batteries!

A new reminder today from Walhalla Fire Department that the time change this weekend is a good time to test smoke detectors and change batteries. To protect your loved ones and property, you should have at least one smoke detector in your home. Most detectors operate using a 9-volt batter. Newer detectors, however, run on a lithium battery that cannot […]

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