Service to Mankind awarded today

An individual who has made accomplishments in the field of environmental protection received the Service to Mankind Award as presented today by the Seneca Sertoma Club. The award winner is Heyward Douglass, a retired Clemson University pilot.  But it’s Douglass’s efforts to advance the well being of the planet that merited the honor.  He’s the executive director of the Foothills […]

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Improvements ahead for Main Street building


A large, three-story building within Walhalla’s core commercial area will undergo improvements and other work before it is re-occupied, according to its owner.  Richard Addis says the tenant in the building is relocating her business to West Union, and he will be in the market for a new tenant.  The building covers nine thousand square feet on the north side […]

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Judged on apple taste, texture and appearance

Some of the Westminster area’s best cooks turned out dishes for judging in the apple baking contest as part of this year’s Apple Festival.  And the winners are Nancy Miles in the adult division for her fried apple pies and Junior Duncan in the kids category for his toffee apple tarts.  Kathy Duncan placed second in the adult category for […]

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Salem to be a brighter place

Tree trimming and street lighting are projects approved last night by the Salem Town Council.  With the help of the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, the town is in line for new lights where the town recently annexed as well as replacement street lights to brighten some of the darker parts of town.  Salem also will trim trees and cut brush […]

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United Way increases its goal


It’s the time of the year to give to the United Way of Oconee, to help the community’s unfortunate.  History shows total United Way giving took a dip during the tough times of the last decade, but David McCutcheon says United Way is on “a steady, but slow pace to move up.”  McCutcheon’s colleague, Allison Smith, announced $600 thousand dollars […]

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A wet Wednesday

The bands of rain that chased away Streetscape workers yesterday in Walhalla produced nearly an inch and a half of rain.  The official measurement, as reported by U-S Weather Observer Barbara Wilson, amounted to 1.44”.  The typical reaction from Oconeeans who scampered to cover was that the rain is needed, but not all at once in these amounts. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Tickets to see and hear Pope Francis

Tickets to see and hear Pope Francis in Washington this month are being made available to South Carolinians through the office of U-S Senator Tim Scott.  His Holiness Pope Francis becomes the first pope to address a joint meeting of Congress when he speaks to the lawmakers at 10 a-m Thursday, September 24.  Scott’s office has a limited number of […]

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Annie Ruth White Derrick

Annie Ruth White Derrick, 77, of 115 Pasture Side Drive, Walhalla died Monday at Oconee Memorial Hospital.  She was the wife of Christopher Doyle Derrick. The funeral will be 2 p-m Friday at Poplar Springs Baptist Church with burial to follow in Oconee Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 6-8 p-m Thursday at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers are accepted. […]

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