Car accident leads to power outage

A midnight hour car accident on the Walhalla east side has lead to a power outage that covers parts of Walhalla and West Union.  According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, a car hit a pole in front of the Highland Glen Apartments on E. Main Street.  The accident resulted in the closing of Main Street in that vicinity and power […]

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Need for runoff to be official tomorrow

All signs this afternoon continued to point to the need for a run-off primary election in two weeks to decide the winner of 10th Circuit Solicitor in Oconee and Anderson counties.  Chris Whitmire, spokesman for the state elections office, spoke confidently this afternoon that the run-off in fact will take place, but setting it requires an official action of the […]

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To the shop for repairs

A car maneuvering into a Main Street parking space in Walhalla apparently jumped the curb this morning and took down a street light and flag pole.  The falling pole is said to have narrowly missed a nearby parked car.  We’re told city workers took the damaged pole to the shop in hopes it can be repaired. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Covington criminal case dismissed

A criminal case against a former Walhalla policeman was dismissed this morning in the court of the Westminster Magistrate.  Judge Will Derrick dismissed the charge of assault and battery third degree against former officer Zach Covington after, according to an officer of the court, the alleged victim in the case failed to show up for the jury trial.  The alleged […]

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Guardian ad litem appointed

Anderson attorney Mike Glenn has agreed to serve as guardian ad litem for the Rev. Efford Haynes in the Seneca man’s civil court case with the city of Seneca.  Glenn’s appointment, as ordered by Circuit Judge Cordell Maddox, was made June 3 and, according to the judge’s order, will precede an inspection by Glenn of the Haynes-owned building.  The condition […]

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Speak now or hold your peace!

Members of the Oconee Chamber of Commerce at Seneca have only a few days to vote on whether they think it is a good idea for the chambers of commerce in Seneca, Walhalla and Westminster to consolidate  The Oconee chamber is conducting an online survey to gather opinion.  The deadline to vote is 4 o’clock Monday afternoon.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Accident near Walhalla intersection

Three cars have collided on Walhalla’s E. Main Street/SC 28 near N. Earle Street.  The police say the acciident occurred as one of the vehicles attempted a left turn off 28 into the parking lot of the Kountry Kupboard restaurant.  According to Capt. Paul Harris one or possibly two people will be sent to the hospital. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Clemson man charged with domestic violence

The state police report the arrest of a Clemson man, charged with domestic violence first degree.  The charge placed against Justin Ross Walker carries a penalty on conviction of up to 10 years in prison.  The case was investigated by the state Law Enforcement Division at the request of the Clemson police.  An affidavit, signed by officer Gene Donohue, alleges […]

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Marines’ motorcade returns Monday

The public has an invitation to fly the flag and wear patriotic colors next week when the U-S Marine Corps veterans’ motorcade passes through Pickens and Oconee counties. A total of 41 Marines will be on their way Monday afternoon for a few days of rest and relaxation on the lakes, rivers, and mountains.  Oconee families are welcoming the Marines […]

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Community help in decorating one-year old school

Walhalla High School requests the community’s help to decorate the hallways of the one-year old school.  Requested are photographs of local landmarks and beautiful scenery, along with frameable collections and memorabilia such as vintage yearbooks; sports, cheerleader, and band uniforms; jacket letters and patches; and programs.  The school seeks the donation of these materials representing all the attendance areas including […]

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