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Park Place resident turns 106!

July 24, 2014

Over more than a century, Eunice Marcom has seen much in a lifetime that embraced the country way of life. The former Walhalla resident, now living at The Residence at Park Place in Seneca, Marcom on Saturday will turn 106 years old. She was one of nine children, married during the depression. Her late husband,…

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Tractor-trailer accident near the Chattooga

July 24, 2014

State troopers and Long Creek Fire Department were among the responders when a tractor-trailer truck headed east slid down an embankment after attempting a turn into the Bull’s Sluice parking lot near the Chattooga River. According to Oconee Emergency Service, the tractor-trailer driver swerved to avoid an oncoming car. Minor injuries resulted. The accident occurred…

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Trial opens in Walhalla

July 23, 2014

A 17-year old man went on trial today in the Oconee General Sessions Court, charged with the attempted murder of his 32-year old cousin. Laquavius Cleveland is also charged with possession of a knife during a violent crime. In an opening statement to the jury, Deputy Solicitor David Wagner accused Cleveland of stabbing Hykeen Kirkland…

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From Greensboro to Greenville

July 23, 2014

Greenville has selected its new police chief. The city today announced the hiring of Kenneth Miller, chief at Greensboro, North Carolina since 2010.

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Road variance granted home developers

July 23, 2014

Developers who want to build new homes in Oconee County not far from the Clemson campus received a variance last night from the county board of zoning appeals. That variance, as explained by zoning administrator Josh Stephens, allows the developers to vary 1.3’ from a short section of the only road that leads into the…

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Public workshops set on Chattooga decisions

July 23, 2014

U-S Forest Service officials invite the public to take part in one of two Walhalla meetings on the 2012 decisions to manage recreation uses on the upper segment of the Wild and Scenic Chattooga River. They want the interested public to come prepared to roll up sleeves to create a shared vision on what to…

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Home ransacked, guns stolen

July 23, 2014

Witness interviews apparently led Oconee investigators to a 19-year old Walhalla man. And they’ve pinned on him a day time home burglary on the Rock Crusher Road. Sheriff’s Office announces the arrest of Devin Ian McCrackin of South College Street on the charge of first degree burglary. The victim told officers he came home from…

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Three meth labs found in three days

July 23, 2014

For parts of Oconee County, it is methamphetamine mania. The Sheriff’s Office counts the discovery of three meth labs in as many days. The latest came about Monday as the result of a domestic call to rural Eva Frank Lane near Westminster. There, deputies arrested Kenneth Tyler Singleton, 28 years old, on charges of manufacturing…

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Whetstone Academy’s special exception request tabled

July 23, 2014

The Oconee County board that decides zoning appeals wants more time to decide whether a therapeutic-based school at Mountain Rest should be allowed to expand, over the objection of some of its neighbors. For about an hour and a half last night, representatives and supporters of the Whetstone Academy and some their unhappy neighbors pitched…

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Public help sought to solve drive-by shootings

July 22, 2014

Two drive-by shootings in Oconee County remain unsolved, and the Sheriff’s Office seeks your help if you can provide information as to what happened near Seneca in 2013 and again this year. The first shooting occurred April 10, 2013 on Gallo Way near Country Village Drive off the Shiloh Road. The second was a little…

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  • October 31, 2014Faith Baptist Church's Fall Festival
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmWalhalla High Cheerleader Candy Giveaway
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmBoo in the Bay
  • November 1, 2014Walhalla's Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
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