Car accident at Walhalla intersection

The police say an accident this morning on Walhalla’s Main Street left one person injured. No citations were issued.  Officer Robbie Johnson quoted both drivers as saying each had a green light.  The accident occurred on Main at N. Catherine–the same intersection where a safety concern was voiced during last night’s City Hall meeting.  The mayor and council were told […]

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Holding the line on the charge to the member cities

The policymakers for the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority had debated the idea of raising the charge for its member cities.  But, in the end, they decided to hold the line on the charge to Seneca, Walhalla, and Westminster.  Walhalla Councilman Lamar Bailes, a member of the JRSA board, told his city colleagues last night that means 2016-17 will be […]

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Utility customers to be allowed to space payments

  Walhalla is considering an ordinance to grant relief to some of its utility customers who, for whatever reason, see their monthly bills spike by $100 dollars or more.  Scott Parris, utilities director, urged the city council to pass an ordinance that would allow customers to space part of their obligation over a three-month period.  According to Parris, there are […]

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A problem for big trucks in downtown Walhalla

  Big trucks, especially log trucks, are having trouble negotiating at least one of the intersections in Walhalla’s new Streetscape.  The problem for trucks making right turns from N. Catherine onto Main came to the attention last night at City Hall, as the city council committees held their monthly meeting.  Russell Price, public works director, said at times street signs […]

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The lartest on Walhalla’s treatment plant project

Pioneer Rural Water intends to build its first treatment plant and draw water from Lake Hartwell.  The City of Walhalla is pursuing a replacement plant at Lake Keowee.  During a committee meeting last night, city utilities superintendent Scott Parris said he’s confident that the design of the new plant will be meet  deadlines. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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No mid-June letting for Pioneer Water

  A timeline provided the board of directors of Pioneer Rural Water projects the long-awaited date for  contractor’s bids to build the treatment plant to be late next month or July.  In that scenario, it’s likely no construction would start until the late fall.  Pioneer is looking for a go ahead from the Rural Development division of the U-S-D-A—the federal […]

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Charles Watson Williams

Westminster, SC— Charles Watson Williams, 70, husband of Evelyn Annette Neal Williams for 52 years, of 470 Rich Mountain Road, Westminster, SC, passed away Monday, May 2, 2016, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be held at a later date. The family is at the home. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.davenportfuneralhome.com.  Davenport Funeral […]

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Eleanor Louise Willimon

Spring Hill, TN— Eleanor Louise Williamon, 75, wife of the late Reverend James “Jimmy” Williamon, of 3025 Auld Tatty Drive, Spring Hill, TN, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016, at the Williamson Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Thursday, May 5, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home chapel, with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The […]

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Duke makes Walhalla an offer

  Duke Energy Foundation has offered to help Walhalla beautify its Streetscape grounds.  Coming out of a Partners for Progress meeting last night, the Duke offer is a financial contribution, along with the labor, to play shrubs and other greenery.  Dan Pollock, president of Partners for Progress, says the intent is to come up with a plan so that the […]

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Economic development project for Pickens County

Zero Connect, an assembler and distributor of fiber optic and copper cables, is establishing operations in Pickens County. An announcement today by the Governor’s Office states the new development will create 72 new jobs and lead to an investment of more than $1.3 million. Zero Connect is a custom cable assembly manufacturer and supplier of off-the-shelf fiber and copper products for […]

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