Walhalla coach departs

The Walhalla football Razorbacks, who finished the season Friday with a 1-9 record, are in the market for a new head coach.  The school district this afternoon announced the resignation of Jeremy Grogan, after four years on the job.  The school district released this quote from Grogan’s letter of resignation:  “I have bery much enjoyed my time coaching these young […]

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Hope campaign–same mission, new name

The HOPE campaign, formerly “Operation Hope”—supports the education and care of people with intellectual disabilities in local schools and organizations.  And twice each year, the Knights of Columbus collects donations to improve the lives of about one thousand students and clients in the local communities.  A large portion of the donations come from distributing Tootsie Rolls and collecting donations in […]

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Susan Sipin

Susan Ann Sipin, 57, of 305 Westminster Highway, Westminster died Friday at her home. A memorial service will be 4 pm Wednesday from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. Family members are at their homes.  Flowers are accepted.  Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting […]

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Rain interrupts Streetscape

Nature has won out over Hutch ‘N Son’s desire to continue to make Streetscape progress in Walhalla.  With the possibility for one exception, the workers and their machinery are idle today in downtown Walhalla.  It’s possible they might try to wrap up the sewer work behind the police station.  Patti Hutchinson says, “The weather seems to be winning, but we […]

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Meeting agenda set

A meeting of the Westminster Planning Commission takes place at at 6 o’clock Monday night, November 9 at the Historic Depot on E. Main Street.  An agenda has been announced.  Under new business, the planning commissioners will accept public comment on a request to rezone vacant property on the 92-hundred block of the Long Creek Highway.  The zoning there is […]

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Local hoofers to benefit Make-A-Wish

Members of a local hiking club are going to tackle the Foothills Trail for the benefit of Make-A-Wish South Carolina.  The organization grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.  Two of the hikers entered in this Saturday’s hike have distinguished themselves by raising $26 thousand, with one of them, Bill Strickland of Westminster, raising $18 thousand of that […]

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Bridge to Clemson a silver lining for Daniel grad

Daniel High graduate Hannah Allison narrowly missed admission to Clemson University in 2008.  The offer she accepted to enroll in Tri-County Tech’s Bridge to Clemson program turned out, for her, to be a silver lining.  Allison later transferred to Clemson and, in 2012, earned a B.A. in communication studies.  Bridge to Clemson, a first of its kind in South Carolina, […]

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Election Eve in three Oconee municipalities

It’s Election Eve in three Oconee County municipalities.  The voters who make their ways to the polls tomorrow will have choices in Salem, Walhalla and Westminster.  The ballots in each of those towns contain choicesl.  In Walhalla, Danny Edwards faces a challenge for Mayor from Dennis Owens.  The candidates for three council seats are incumbents Danny Woodward, Tjay Bagwell and […]

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