Police hand out book bags and school supplies

Beginning today, look for Walhalla police at the city’s apartment complexes and in other neighborhoods—giving out backpacks and other school supplies. The school year begins Monday in Oconee County. Chief Ronald Wilbanks says the school stuff is courtesy of  police department fundraisers and the help of donors, such as Poplar Springs Baptist Church. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Our worsening roads and bridges

Potholes in the roads and bridges that are left to deteriorate and risk collapse are safety and pocketbook issues for anyone who drives the U-S-A, but Senator Lindsey Graham says it’s also an issue that threatens the economic health of a county. And Graham referred today to Oconee County because he says unless the county can improve its infrastructure those […]

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Room filled for Graham special presentation

Oconee Economic Alliance measured one of its largest business forum audiences for this morning’s talk by Lindsey Graham, the U-S senator. The attendees were promised a special presentation, framed on how what happens at the federal level impacts Oconee County. The 59-year old U-S senator, who goes into the November election having been re-nominated by the Republican Party for a […]

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Real estate business to be transacted

Oconee County Council has real estate business on its agenda next week. At its meeting Tuesday, the council is scheduled to give first reading in title only to conveying 70 acres to the Pioneer Rural Water District. The property is situated outside the Golden Corner Commerce Park at Fair Play and is being conveyed for the purpose of allowing Pioneer […]

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Elderly woman killed in Easley accident

An 82-year old woman has lost her life in a car accident in Easley. Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley says Catherine Bowen was killed yesterday morning when her Honda CRV hit a parked tractor-trailer truck on the Calhoun Memorial Highway. The Easley police are investigating the accident. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Couple charged with theft at police officer’s home

An Oconee County couple has been arrested and charged with stealing from the home of a Walhalla police officer. The Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrests of Christopher William Underwood and Brandi Nicole Underwood of the Theo Martin Road. They were charged with grand larceny and first degree burglary at mid-afternoon on Tuesday at the police officer’s home on Oliver […]

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Why Scott Parris has cheery attitude

Lately Scott Parris is more upbeat than usual. The reason is that Walhalla’s utilities superintendent says he has had back-to-back successful meetings about the city’s long and elusive project—-building a new water plant. The latest meeting that went well, he says, was Monday in Columbia with members of the state DHEC’s permitting division. That division’s eventual approval will be required […]

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Former Walhallan wounded in Tennessee

Social media have posted a request to pray for a former Walhallan who was wounded this week in Nashville, Tennessee. The wounding of Crystal Reeves was described as serious and she was hospitalized at Skyline Hospital. Nashville police say the 29-year old Reeves was one of four people in a car, and she was shot Sunday night as she sat […]

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