Confederate Memorial Day events

Confederate Memorial Day, a holiday in South Carolina, will be observed Monday. But Oconee County’s tribute to those who died in service to the Confederacy takes place this weekend in Walhalla, and everyone is invited. Retired teacher Luther Lyle, president of the Seneca Chapter of Sons of the Confederacy, says the observance will start at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon at […]

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Jerry Lane Connally

Jerry Lane Connally, 60, of 114 Worth Street, Seneca died Sunday at his home.  He was the widower of Shirley Sue Ramey Connally.  The funeral will be 11 a-m Thursday from the Chapel of the Sandifer Funeral Home; the burial follows in the Hepsibah Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family receives friends from 10 to 11 a-m Thursday before the service […]

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Federal government approves Pioneer Water loan

A loan of $16.5 million to allow Pioneer Rural Water to build its treatment plant has received approval by the federal government. At a meeting today, Pioneer General Manager Terry Pruitt read a letter of congratulations from Senator Lindsey Graham. The letter, dated April 24 and addressed to Pioneer Chairman Barry Stevenson, came with an attachment outlining details. The plant […]

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Russell Johnson earns economic development credential

The project manager for the Oconee Economic Alliance, Russell Johnson, has earned the designation of South Carolina Certified Economic Developer. By completing an advanced symposium, Johnson attained the highest level of economic development education in the state. Successful completion is based on demonstrated knowledge of the curriculum and the ability to translate that knowledge into day-to-day real life situations.

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Police suspect sent for medical evaluation

The police in Seneca say a 38-year old man was sent for medical evaluation after he was discovered at a crime scene yesterday at the very southern tip of the city limits. The police say Jamie Charles Harvey was arrested and charged with attempted burglary at a home on Fairfield Drive, after a homeowner confronted a man who tried to […]

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Charles Gerald Evatt

Charles Gerald Evatt, 67, of Evatt Road, Seneca died Sunday at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  He was the husband of Brenda McAlister Evatt.  The funeral will be 11 a-m Wednesday at Davenport Funeral Home.  The family receives friends from 6 to 8 o’clock Tuesday night at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers are accepted. Memorials may be made to th Shriners Hospital for […]

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Overview to be given for Clemson-Pendleton property

Residents of the Clemson and Pendleton communities are being asked to mark their calendars for a kickoff meeting next week when a vision is to be shared for what becomes of property adjoining the two municipalities. At 6:30 Monday night, May 11 at the University Baptist Church on Pendleton Road, the consulting firm Stantec will give its master planning vision […]

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Trustee pronounces new school ready

The Walhalla area trustee for Oconee public schools pronounced the district’s newest school building ready for classes. The new Walhalla High will open for students in August, and District Two’s Rosemary Bailes made her assessment as the result of a tour yesterday of the new high school in the Picket Post Community. She and other members of the Walhalla Rotary […]

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Get ready to cool off!

Workers had to repair damage to a bathroom caused by an act of vandalism, but the public swimming season will start on time in three weeks in Walhalla. Christle Ross, executive director of the Foothills YMCA, gave a report last night on the partnership with the city of Walhalla to operate the city’s public swimming pool on W. Main Street. […]

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Trees to align the Streetscape route

The leader for a Walhalla tree committee estimates 40 to 45 trees can be planted along the four blocks downtown targeted as the city’s Streetscape project. Richard Harper told a meeting last night of the Partners for Progress that varieties of oaks, tupelos, lindens, and maples are among the kinds of trees being considered for the median and the sidewalk […]

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