State DHEC grants Walhalla an extension

South Carolina DHEC has given Walhalla an additional 16 months to build its new water treatment plant at Lake Keowee.  David Underwood, chairman of city council’s utilities committee, last night announced a new completion date of August 31, 2019.  Part of the problem, Mayor Danny Edwards said, is the lack of funding for what’s to be a multi-million dollar price […]

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Downtown in process of re-developing, mayor says

  The attendance by two Oconee County officials at last night’s Walhalla City Council meeting is a sign that the city is getting downtown re-development help thru a new arrangement with the county.  The county is now sharing the services of a planner with both Walhalla and Westminster. In the Walhalla audience were Josh Stephens, deputy director of community development, […]

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Autopsy: Moore’s death due to stroke

An autopsy disclosed that Steven Moore died of a stroke, and the coroner has ruled the death of the 52-year old Walhallan as natural.  Coroner Karl Addis says it’s presumed Moore died Friday, September 16  The funeral will be 2 pm Friday, September 23 at Davenport Funeral Home; burial to follow in Long Creek Memorial Cemetery.  The family receives friends […]

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John Thomas Alberti

Seneca, SC— John Thomas Alberti, 59, of 501 Ploma Drive, Seneca, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, October 2, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 PM, prior to the service, at Davenport Funeral Home. Following the service friends are […]

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Steven Ray Moore

Walhalla, SC— Steven Ray Moore, 52, of 530 Highlands Highway, Walhalla, passed away Friday, September 16, 2016, at his home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Friday, September 23, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Long Creek Memorial Cemetery.The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Thursday, September 22, 2016, at Davenport Funeral […]

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Cecil Balchin

  Seneca – Cecil Balchin, 85, widower of the late Ethel Elizabeth Smith Balchin, of 733 Keowee School Road, passed away, Monday, September 19, 2016, at the Cottingham Hospice House.   A funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Thursday, September, 22, 2016 at Poplar Springs Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends […]

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Six-year old found alone in hotel parking lot

A six-year old boy was found roaming in the parking lot of a Seneca hotel.  The police later arrested the boy’s mother after determining that the child had strayed alone three-quarters of a mile from his home and crossed a busy road.  A warrant, issued by the municipal judge, charges Paula Michelle Crawford with cruelty to children.  The police quoted […]

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