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Walhalla water project draws interest

April 8, 2015

Walhalla’s plans to replace its 1963 water treatment plant have drawn interest from three out of county companies. Yesterday was the deadline for companies to respond to Walhalla’s RFPs—requests for proposals. Three companies made known their interest to City Hall: the Harper Corporation of Greenville, Crowder Construction of Apex, North Carolina and State Utilities Contractors…

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Floating platform suggested to curb drownings

April 8, 2015

Last Friday’s drowning in an upper section of Lake Keowee is a reminder to the Oconee County council member who represents the area that swimming in the vicinity of “The Rock” can be dangerous. And last night, in an effort to help swimmers who are overcome while attempting to swim out to the popular area,…

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Westminster meeting postponed

April 8, 2015

Tomorrow night’s Community Ideas Forum in Westminster has been postponed. According to Tamy Sanford, code and development coordinator, the meeting has been postponed until further notice.  

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Council casts vote after executive session

April 8, 2015

At the end of a long night for the Oconee County Council, the council passed a motion that left some in the audience wondering. There were no details provided after the following motion by District Three’s Paul Cain passed unanimously: “My motion is that we direct the administrator to proceed pursuant to the terms discussed…

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Pleas of guilt resolve homcide case

April 7, 2015

Two remaining co-defendants in the case of an Oconee County homicide in 2013 are prison-bound. In court appearances this morning, Zack Daniel Patterson and Patrick Grant Covone pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact of manslaughter. Covone and Patterson were sent to prison for five years and placed on probation five years. Patterson is 24…

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Rotarians hear from new city worker

April 7, 2015

At today’s meeting of the Westminster Rotary Club, Tamy Sanford will speak.  She’s the city’s new code compliance and development coordinator.

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Water off in parts of Westminster

April 7, 2015

Water is off in parts of Westminster this morning—as the result of an accident in which a car hit a hydrant. Areas affected are Johnson Street, Highland Street, and Spring Street. According to the city, crews are working to restore service.

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Partners to be hands-on with trees

April 7, 2015

An organization that works toward a better Walhalla is taking a hands-on approach to lining the downtown with new trees. Dan Pollock, president of Partners for Progress, said a decision has yet to be made what type or types of trees will be planted in place of the recently-cut down Bradford Pear trees. At last…

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Walhalla plays host to international visitors

April 7, 2015

Walhalla recently played host to a group of international visitors. They visited the Cherokee Museum of South Carolina on Short Street and also took time to sign the register at the nearby chamber of commerce. Luther Lyle, curator of the Cherokee Museum, described the visitors as teachers and said they came from countries including China,…

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Bagwell makes known 2015 political aspirations

April 7, 2015

First-term Walhalla Councilman Tjay Bagwell made known his political aspirations for the city’s 2015 election in November. The mayor pro-tem told a meeting of the Partners for Progress, “I will be running for something.” That something, Bagwell said, is going to depend on Mayor Danny Edwards. Bagwell explained that if Edwards decides against running for…

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Calendar

  • April 19, 2015Fairview Church of God's Revival
  • April 19, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
  • April 20, 2015 1:00 pmThe Thyroid Support Group Meeting
  • April 24, 2015Walhalla Civic Auditorium Play "BUSTED WEDDING BELLES"
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