Walhalla to allocate $10,500 toward Ok’fest

  After an executive session, Walhalla City Council allocated a total of $10,500 to help the Oktoberfest Committee and the Greater Walhalla Chamber of Commerce stage the 38th Oktoberfest Friday through Sunday, October 21-23.  The money is broken down three ways.  The Oktoberfest Committee will receive $6,500 to pay for the traditional Saturday night fireworks show.  Dwight Addis represented the […]

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Ann Price

  Westminster – Mary Ann Haymans Price, 74, wife of Ray L. Price, of 231 Spearman Road, passed away, Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at her home. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Friday, September 23, 2016 from the Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment will follow at Heritage Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 6 […]

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Duke’s World of Energy approaches its 50th year

An Oconee County tourist attraction is nearing its 50th year of operation.  Since 1969, Duke’s World of Energy on the grounds of Oconee Nuclear has offered  free, family-friendly opportunities to the public, including energy education, information programming, and family entertainment.  On November 1, the World of Energy will change operating hours, remaining open to the public 9 a.m. through 5 […]

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Fall color has potential for greatness and is about to start

Despite drought conditions, expectations are likely that this year’s fall foliage season will be good and, in some locations, potentially spectacular.  Where there is drought the leaves likely will turn brown and fall prematurely, but Clemson University thinks the quality of color might actually benefit from the relative lack of rain.  Donald Hagan, forest ecologist, says, “A little bit of […]

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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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