Home incarceration replaced by prison time

A Westminster man will be unable to satisfy his court sentence placing him on home incarceration. And it means that Robert Clarence Walters will be sent to prison for five years instead of being allowed to satisfy the sentence with home incarceration. According to a court officer, the change came about when the 10th Circuit General Sessions Court became dissatisfied […]

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Walhalla to flush hydrants

During all of September, Walhalla will flush hydrants across its system. According to City Hall, for a short time, this may cause the water to discolor, but it will be safe to drink. Good advice is to check the water before you turn on a load of laundry. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Police chase ends on Clemson campus

Police chase ends on Clemson campus 1600, Fri., 29 August 2014..lrm A chase early that started early today on highway 123 near Seneca wound up on the Clemson campus where a motorcycle rider nearly dropped his bike. Authorities arrested western North Carolina resident Eric Joseph Fontaine on charges of reckless driving, failure to stop and simple possession of marijuana. Spokesman […]

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Public may ride electric buses next week

In a few days, you can ride a Seneca electric passenger bus. The city has announced that the delayed start of service will take place Wednesday, September 3. That’s when Seneca and “CAT”—Clemson Area Transit—will deploy four electric passenger buses. Those buses were recently returned to Seneca for testing. The change from the gas-powered bus service will involve the re-location […]

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Hands Across the Border leads to traffic safety

Each year, law enforcement officers from three states gather at holiday time to strategize and stress the need for safety on the highways. One such get together took place this week in Rabun County, Georgia, where Capt. Russell Wilson represented the South Carolina Highway Patrol. We’re now in the long Labor Day holiday weekend, a time when more motorists are […]

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“Project Plume” on next week’s agenda

An economic development project, under the heading of a code name, is on the agenda for next week’s meeting of Oconee County Council. Code-named “Project Plume,” the project in recent months has been described as an Upstate company looking at an Oconee building for possible relocation. At Tuesday night’s meeting, council is to consider a fee-in-place-of-tax agreement—a typical modern-day inducement […]

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Old St. John’s celebration next month

Tenth Circuit Judge Alex Macaulay delivers the remarks for next month’s event to cut the ribbon and dedicate Walhalla’s Old St. John’s Meeting House. The public is invited to Kaufman Square for the celebration at 10:45 a-m Saturday, September 20. The meeting house will soon be available for events, meetings and receptions. And, according to the Greater Walhalla Area Chamber […]

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House overrides library bill veto

The House of Representatives this week overrode Governor Haley’s veto of a bill that applies criminal penalties to people who enter public libraries after having been warned not to enter. Phil Cheney, director of Oconee public libraries, says it’s a bill to root out those who misbehave and spoil the library experience for others. And Cheney says he and his […]

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Rosemary Bailes touts events manager

Seneca has one. Maybe now it’s time for Oconee County. Rosemary Bailes, in her capacity as the chairwoman of the Oconee A-Tax Commission, said yesterday, “The handwriting is on the wall that tourism will be a big part of Oconee County’s economic survival.” The commissioners yesterday recommended the distribution of nearly $30 thousand worth of state and local accommodations tax […]

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