Mayor pledges to improve handicap access

Mayor Danny Edwards says he has started discussion with Walhalla’s engineers to look for ways to improve access for the handicap in the downtown.  After a resident last night pointed out a lack of handicap ramps as part of Streetscape work, Edwards made this statement:  “There is going to be 8 handicap parking spaces on the 4 block area of […]

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Choir performs at famed Charleston church

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The concert choir from Southern Wesleyan University in Central traveled to Charleston for a performance at the downtown church where a man shot and killed nine people last summer.  The Southern Wesleyan choir, directed by Dr. Don Campbell, professor of music, performed gospel selections during Sunday morning services at Mother Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston.  It was the first […]

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After executive session, city council takes two actions

After an executive session last night, the Walhalla City Council employed an engineering company to design and administer a project to replace the Forest Acres water line.  Nancy Goehle, city administrator, says Oconee County is to reimburse the costs involved.  The council also agreed for the city to negotiate a property transfer for the water department. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Chase from Walhalla to Salem ends with arrest

A police chase from the Walhalla area to the Salem area ended with the arrest of the driver and four charges filed.  The chase yesterday afternoon over nearly 18 and a half miles started in the vicinity of SC 28/the Highlands Highway at Playground Road covered several rural roads and ended on the Choehee Valley Road when stop sticks laid […]

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Streetscape lacks handicap ramps

In planning Walhalla’s $2 million dollar Streetscape, someone apparently forgot about the handicapped.  A Walhalla resident urged the mayor and council last night to make amends.  Terry Havice said, “Look at it.”  She made reference to the lack of handicap ramps in front of parking spaces.  Other than handicap ramps in front of Pete’s and across Main Street in front […]

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Mayor recommends horticulturist/master gardener

A committee of Walhalla council members approved Mayor Danny Edwards’ recommendation for the city to hire a part time, temporary worker to care for the trees, the flowers, and the shrubbery that’ll be planted as part of Streetscape.  The committee’s recommendation is subject to a vote by the full city council.  The idea, as explained by Edwards last night, is […]

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Oconee turns to Atlanta developer

The expiration of Michelin’s option for Golden Corner Commerce Park has sent Oconee County in a new direction for development of the highway 59 park.  County Council last night approved an ordinance that revives the possibility of a land swap with Patillo Industrial Real Estate.  Patillo has shown interest in developing a spec building at Golden Corner.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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One dead, four hurt in Oconee accident

  Coroner Karl Addis says a Utica man, Tommy Edward Roach, died at the Oconee Memorial Hospital of  injuries from yesterday’s two-car accident on U-S 123 at Jacobs Road—across from Paws Diner.  Roach was 66 years old.  According to state troopers, the 2013 Chevy Malibu driven by Roach left a private drive and collided with a 2010 Toyota Corolla driven […]

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