“If we can just find the money”

Walhalla has plans beyond those which culminated in Streetscape—a re-vitalization project that had been talked about for decades but shelved for one reason or the other.  Mayor Edwards envisions a downtown development corporation to facilitate façade grants for building owners.  And he predicts there will be improvements to the side streets—bounded by North and South Broad streets.   But the plans […]

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“I survived Walhalla Streetscape” attempt at humor

  Walhalla supporters are wearing bright-colored t-shirts emblazoned by “I Survived Walhalla Streetscape.”  Mayor Danny Edwards says it’s an attempt at humor at the end of the one year project that changed downtown traffic patterns and provided a new look to the core business section of the city.  Edwards was part of the large crowd that stood on Main at […]

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Jail and bail event for the American Cancer Society

101.7/WGOG’s Kris Butts and the Oconee School District’s Michael Thorsland are among the community leaders and personalities who have allowed themselves to be symbolically arrested today as part of a fund-raising event for the American Cancer Society.  They and others face having to raise bail money, all of which goes to the fight against cancer.  Two sheriff’s officers showed up […]

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Pickens County celebrates EMS Week

From May 15-21, Pickens County celebrates the 42nd National EMS Week.  All EMS workers deserve recognition for the work they do within the community.  They are a critical component of emergency medicine and the public health safety net.  While they remain behind the scenes most times, paramedics save lives.  They are well-trained and skilled individuals.  On any given day, EMS […]

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Seneca FFA Chapter awarded Gold Rating

The Seneca High School Chapter of the Future Farmers of America was recently awarded a Gold Chapter Ranking in the 2016 National FFA Chapter Awards Program.  It is one of the top awards in the National FFA Organization and the third time in four years that the Seneca chapter has received gold accreditation. Selection is based on each chapter creating […]

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Help for Haiti purpose for 5K run/walk

The main purpose behind another run is to help the poor Caribbean country of Haiti.  Tomorrow morning’s 5K run/walk at Duke’s Bad Creek facility is a Walhalla Rotary Club event to benefit its “Hope for Haiti” project.  The Rotarians are inspired to raise money because club member and now American citizen Jordanie Mertl is a Haitiian who wants to help […]

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NEXT students may try out for public school sports

  A new kind of school plans to do business as early as the next school year in Salem.  So, the question arises will students at the NEXT School be allowed to avail themselves to the sports competition offered by the Oconee public schools?  The answer is they may, according to Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent for operations of the Oconee […]

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Life normal again after wicked weather burst

A wicked burst of weather created trouble late yesterday afternoon for the 123 Seneca-Clemson corridor.  Public safety responders dealt with trees across the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks.  At 123 and Davis Creek Road, across from Food Lion, high wind disabled traffic signals and a thunder boom sent one office worker under her desk for protection.  At least three car accidents […]

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High wind or microburst havoc on 123

High wind or, perhaps, a microburst has taken a toll this afternoon on 123 between Seneca and Clemson.  We are told traffic signs have been disabled at the busy 123 intersection with Davis Creek Road and Old Clemson Highway in front of the Food Lion.  Shortly before 4 this afternoon the roar from the wind sent one worker under desk […]

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