Walhalla-Westminster results

Voters at Westminster chose change today. The two council incumbents were defeated. Winning the city’s three council seats were Doug Williams, with 107; Yousef Mefleh with 97; and Bill Brockington with 90. The other finishers were incumbent Reid Adams, 56; incumbent Rusty Cater, 71; and Susan Ramey, with 77. Two Walhalla council incumbents are the unofficial winners of four-year terms: […]

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A deal between PRWD and Hart County

Word from Oakway this afternoon: Pioneer Rural Water has a rough agreement in place for the district to piggyback onto Hart County, Georgia’s Lake Hartwell withdrawal permit for the supply of water for the plant Pioneer is planning inside the Golden Corner Commerce Park. The Pioneer board gave Terry Pruitt, the general manager, the authority to negotiate the details of […]

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Rescue in progress!

Walhalla fire fighters, in their cross-training capacity as medical responders, are among those in Mountain Rest this afternoon assisting a man who is said to be the unintentional victim of a gun shot wound in the vicinity of SC 28 and Yellow Branch Falls. Arrangements are being made for a helicopter to fly the wounded man for medical treatment.  

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Four implicated in school theft

The police in Walhalla say an 18-year old man and three youngsters of juvenile age have been implicated in the theft last week of a computer from a room at the James Brown Elementary School. Curtis Rogers, assistant chief, said the young man of adult age—Thomas Jay Simmons—has been charged with burglary second degree. Rogers says the computer has been […]

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Homeowner and defendant called to testify

Another defendant in Stoneledge versus IMK Development and others took the stand today in the Oconee Common Pleas Court. The lawyer for Stoneledge townhouse owners called home builder Rick Thoeness. The home builder’s company, Marick Construction, became involved in the project to build and sell Stoneledge town homes, after the original builder, Bostic Brothers Construction, left the project. Thoennes admitted […]

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JRSA to hold permit, despite no immediate use

Scott Moulder and Bob Winchester have talked, and both agree there’s a need to hold onto a state permit—for which there is no immediate need. Winchester, executive director for the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority, announced at last night’s commissioners meeting that $800 dollars is being paid to DHEC to renew the land application treated wastewater permit. That permit was […]

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Libraries to line up for the new penny tax

Chairman Danny Day of the Oconee Library Board of Trustees says library projects countywide, not just one in Seneca, should be considered as beneficiaries of a one-cent local sales tax—in the event voters say yes during what’s expected to be a referendum one year from now. It’s not a matter of if the county libraries will apply, it’s a matter […]

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Walhalla invites water study proposals

Securing Walhalla’s source for water has been a top priority for a couple of the city’s mayors. Now Walhalla invites qualified engineering companies to submit proposals to study a new raw water source and plant upgrade or replacement. Scott Parris, Walhalla utilities director, says his city wants to hear from professional engineers as to what the city should do. According […]

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Case remains with plaintiffs’ side

A Trehel Corporation employee testified yesterday in the trial over the quality of work at a complex of Lake Keowee townhouses. John Folk’s testimony followed that of Derek Hodgin’s. A professional engineer, Hodgin was employed on behalf of Stoneledge homeowners to assess what’s needed to repair their townhomes. After a one-day break last Friday, the trial has entered its second […]

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Amid protests, project delayed

After meeting with protesters, Seneca’s utilities director says his city will wait one more week before starting work to convert a former school into the city’s new Light and Water complex. The first work begun yesterday morning came to an abrupt halt when protesters from neighborhood told workers to stop. “We didn’t know this was even going to happen. Everyone […]

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