Getting rid of the dust downtown!


Cleaning up a construction zone is the goal on the eve of the start of Walhalla’s Oktoberfest.  The workers are sweeping and washing the streets of dust and other particles, checking pedestrian crosswalks, and providing traffic devices for the weekend event.  “Please bear with us,” is the request from Hutch ‘N Son. According to the contractor, “Yesterday, we had good […]

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Homicide case atop the Pickens court docket


The case of homicide in April 2014 at a home in Central tops the docket for trial during next week’s term of the Pickens County General Sessions Court.  According to the office of the 13th Circuit Solicitor, Benjamin Anthony Vinson goes into the court term charged with murder and the possession of a weapon during a violent crime.  An arrest […]

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Marti Jennings–a “Bolt of Brightness”

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To mark 75 years in the business, the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative selected Salem’s Marti Jennings as one of its “Bolts of Brightness.”  The recognition bestowed the Salem Town Hall employee with a check for $500 dollars earmarked for the charity or organization of her choice.  And, at last night’s town council meeting, announcement was made that Jennings will sign […]

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Salem leaders unite


The mayor of Salem and the four-member town council are unanimous in their support of their town’s middle and high school.  During a meeting last night, they approved a resolution in support of the Tamassee-Salem Middle/High School and will carry that resolution to read during next week’s meeting of the county trustees.  Mayor Diane Head expressed the hope that school […]

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Child caregiver pleads guilty

A child care giver in Pendleton has been sent for treatment to the addiction treatment unit of the state Department of Corrections.  The sentence handed down yesterday in the Anderson General Sessions Court remands Travis Devon Jones to be treated for addiction for a period of three years.  Jones pleaded guilty to unlawful neglect in the care of two infant […]

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Paulette Harness Todd

Paulette Harness Todd, 73, of 121 Kountry Lane, Walhalla died Tuesday at AnMed Hospital. She was the wife of George Frazier Todd.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Friday at Davenport Funeral Home with burial to follow in Oconee Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 12:30-1:30 pm prior to the service at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers are accepted.  The […]

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Mary Lou Bowlby

Mary Lou Shirley Bowlby, 81, of 501 Circle Hill Dr., Seneca died Tuesday at GHS Cottingham Hospice House.  She was the widow of Willis Jacob Bowlby.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting  Davenport Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Walhalla to put on the big feed!

Walhalla will offer German food at 1 o’clock Friday afternoon under the tent at Sertoma Field.  It’s a free lunch for everyone, although the organizers request you make a small donation.  The luncheon and the weekend of activities both at Sertoma Field and the downtown are often a magnet to politicians—especially around election time.  It’s a tradition that those running […]

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Larry Dickson mulls School Board run

An Earles Grove resident and businessman is considering a run next year for the school board seat from the southern section of Oconee, and he says what’s going on in the northern part of the county has motivated him.  If he runs, Larry Dickson will seek the District Five seat, now held by Buddy Herring.  This is not the first time that […]

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