Walhalla student to be honored in Columbia

  A student at Walhalla’s James Brown Elementary, Carson King, gets a trip to Columbia tomorrow where he is to be recognized as the state winner of the Palmetto Pride’s elementary art contest “Litter Trashes Everyone.” The recognition will pay off for Carson. He is to receive a $500 check. His school gets a check for $1 thousand and Carson’s art […]

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Trail dedication in Walhalla

 Everyone is invited to Walhalla’s Sertoma Field tomorrow afternoon for the dedication of a newborn learning trail. The United Way of Oconee, in partnership with Heath’s Haven, promises free family fun and activities. Vendors will sell food items. The trail is to be dedicated between 12:30 and 1 o’clock. The fun and activities will last until 3. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Why was Anthony Crawford hung 98 years ago?

Why was Anthony Crawford lynched in Abbeville in 1916? Crawford’s great, great granddaughter says it was because of an altercation over the price of cottonseed. Doria Johnson is a Ph.D. candidate at Wisconsin-Madison and will speak at 6 o’clock Thursday evening, March 27 at Clemson University’s Strom Thurmond Institute. The altercation over the price of cottonseed was followed by the […]

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Go fish on Williams Farm Road

Oconee businessman George Chandler is announcing the opening of a fee fishing area—a pay lake open to the public. Area anglers may now try their luck on one of two stocked lakes on Williams Farm Road in the Crossroads Community. Last Saturday 15 to 20-pound blue catfish were landed and more than one thousand pounds of bullhead catfish were taken […]

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Young Tessa Backman: talent in the kitchen!

Tessa Backman is a third grader at Walhalla’s James Brown Elementary, but she may have a future in the food service industry. Tessa won first place in a healthy recipe competition among Oconee elementary students. Her winning entry was “TLT Spinach Wrap.” The Future Chefs event, held at Seneca’s Blue Ridge Elementary School, was presented by Sodexo, the school district’s […]

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Seneca High rated excellent

 The Seneca High School Symphonic Band is said to sound as good as it has in years. Wednesday was a special day for the band. The state Band Directors Association hosted an event at Lexington High School The Seneca band, directed by Matthew Smith, received an overall rating of excellent—the second highest rating available. Seneca’s next concert will be free, […]

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Seneca’s buses to get the once over

“A third party” intends to inspect Seneca’s four sidelined electric-powered buses, and the city’s Ed Halbig is hopeful that the results of the inspection will put them on the road toward the start of service. The inspection is to be conducted Monday at Proterra, the manufacturer’s headquarters in Greenville. And Halbig, Seneca’s director of planning and community development, says he’ll […]

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An appeal denied, a variance granted

At Seneca City Hall, a variance to the zoning law was approved. In another case, an appeal was denied. The Board of Zoning Appeals heard comment from the audience, then made its rulings—both of which were 3-0 votes. A Central couple, Phyllis and Marshall Buchanan, were denied permission to place a mobile home for rent in a residential-15 zone at […]

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