Vandals leave incriminating evidence

Vandals marked up Walhalla’s main playground with sidewalk chalk, but they left enough incriminating evidence behind that the police were able to make arrests within two days. Capt. Paul Harris says what happened Sunday afternoon at Sertoma Field has cost the city $500 dollars, including the bill for a pressure wash of the picnic shelter and concession stand at the […]

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Oconee student seeks national office

An Oconee County student seeks an executive office in the national student organization DECA, Inc. She’s Katelan Hudson, senior at Seneca High School and a student at the Hamilton Career Center. Both Katelan and her advisor, Amy Welch, are hopeful that members of the public will contribute to a fundraising effort to allow Katelan to attend the national DECA meeting […]

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Walhalla water project draws interest

Walhalla’s plans to replace its 1963 water treatment plant have drawn interest from three out of county companies. Yesterday was the deadline for companies to respond to Walhalla’s RFPs—requests for proposals. Three companies made known their interest to City Hall: the Harper Corporation of Greenville, Crowder Construction of Apex, North Carolina and State Utilities Contractors of Monroe, North Carolina. Scott […]

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Floating platform suggested to curb drownings

Last Friday’s drowning in an upper section of Lake Keowee is a reminder to the Oconee County council member who represents the area that swimming in the vicinity of “The Rock” can be dangerous. And last night, in an effort to help swimmers who are overcome while attempting to swim out to the popular area, District One’s Edda Cammick suggested […]

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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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