Seneca re-zoning at impasse

A Seneca official says 69 acres near the South Cove Road won’t be re-zoned until information is received to resolve concerns that were raised during this week’s hearing at City Hall.  On behalf of Crescent Communities, Hank Higgins requested the city planning commission to move 69 acres from the category of PDU, planned development undeveloped, to residential-20. Seneca’s Ed Halbig […]

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Public defenders contracted for Walhalla court

Walhalla will pay public defenders $65 dollars a case to represent defendants who request them in the municipal court.  The city council last night accepted a contract recommended by Judge Jim Williams that is acceptable to the attorneys who provide defense for defendants who can’t afford private attorneys.  The council is capping the arrangement at 20 cases, or no more […]

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Cruising returns to Walhalla next month

  Walhalla City Council gave its blessing last night to the Kelly Hardy family of Westminster to sponsor organized cruising in the downtown.  The council looks forward to once-a-week cutting town events during warm weather months, with the first cruising to take place Saturday, March 18.  They expect the visitors that the Hardys bring to town will make gasoline purchases […]

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Waging battle against in-attentive driving

The governing body of Oconee County wants the state to go farther to reduce in-attentive driving.  The county council instructed its attorney last night to draft a letter to the county’s state delegation requesting legislation to outlaw the use of cell phones while behind the wheel of a moving vehicle.  Councilman Wayne McCall believes talking on the phone while driving […]

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City Administrator Goehle to retire

A 28-year career is coming to an end at the Walhalla City Hall.  City Administrator Nancy Goehle read her retirement letter last night to the city council.  The council accepted Goehle’s plan to retire April 28 and then went into an executive session to talk about how to fill the vacancy.  The mayor and council will miss Goehle.  Mayor Edwards […]

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Clemson athletics official found dead

Bert Henderson, the Clemson Associate AD / Director of IPTAY Planned Giving, was found dead Tuesday morning, according to Pickens County Sheriff Rick Clark. An investigation by the coroner’s office has begun.  Henderson was 60/  His career began in 1978 as an athletic trainer and throughout his time at Clemson he took on many roles–from wrapping ankles to raising money […]

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Three arrested in Oconee waive extradition to Georgia

More information has been released about the three people arrested in Oconee County after being wanted in neighboring Stephens County, Georgia.  Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said they were three of four people wanted as the result of an incident at a home.  “Upon deputies’ arrival, the complainant stated that her front door had been kicked in by ‘four individuals’,” […]

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Prepping for the total eclipse of the sun at Clemson

People who want to contribute to science by photographing this summer’s total solar eclipse can find out how Thursday at Clemson University. The Eclipse Across America Awareness Tour, co-sponsored by Google and Multiverse, the education and public outreach arm of the University of California Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory, will present a forum from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Brackett Hall […]

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Thieves raid vacant manufacturing plant

  Someone got inside the vacant golf ball plant near Westminster and  took, office furniture, electronics and golf equipment, and the Oconee Sheriff’s Office appeals to the public for information that can help solve the burglary.  The crime was reported February 10 at the former Maxfli plant on 123.  A roll door to the building had been opened. Investigators do […]

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