Allaying the fears of Walhalla Latinos

A meeting yesterday was designed to lessen the anxiety among Walhalla Latinos that the President’s executive order and plan to build a wall could lead local authorities to round up members of the local Spanish-speaking community, which could lead to their deportation.  But Walhalla Chief of Police Ronald Wilbanks says nothing has changed with his department since Donald Trump replaced […]

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Duncan votes to rescind two Obama era rules

Rep. Jeff Duncan and the House voted yesterday to undo two Obama Administration regulations that the Third District lawmaker says violated the Constitution’s Tenth Amendment limits on states’ rights.  The first regulation barred hunting and fishing from federal wilderness lands in Alaska, while the second stopped states from cutting Title X grant funding to abortion providers, including the Planned Parenthood […]

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“An evolving” Oconee Airport capital improvement plan

  Road changes and runway improvements make up “an evolving” capital improvement plan presented last night to the group that makes policy for the Oconee Regional Airport.  The county aeronautics commissioners received from their outside consultants a plan to chart the next five years for the small airport that sits across Lake Hartwell from Clemson University.  Each year from fiscal […]

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Mildred Grace Kerr

Walhalla, SC— Mildred Grace Kerr, 86, of 915 White Cut Road, Walhalla, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 18, 2017, at the Oconee Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oconee […]

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Cruising pitch made to Walhalla leaders

Those who helped return cruising to Westminster have now approached Walhalla.  Kelly Hardy and others appeared last night at a city council meeting.  And Walhalla Police Chief Ronald Wilbanks says he thought Hardy’s idea was well received by the city leaders who were told the aimless practice of driving thru town would bring visitors to the city and sales to […]

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Cedar Creek rifle range closed temporily

Lead from gunfire may have entered a Mountain Rest stream.  The Forest Service this morning announces the temporary closing of the popular Cedar Creek rifle range inside the Sumter National Forest until maintenance and an assessment is made of erosion and the depositing of sediment into the creek.  At the direction of Forest Supervisor Rick Lint, water sampling has begun […]

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Thomas Alexander to pinch hit for Governor McMaster

Senator Thomas Alexander is the replacement speaker for tomorrow’s “State of Oconee” luncheon at the West-Oak Middle School.  He’ll take the place on the program which Governor Henry McMaster has vacated.  The new governor’s presence is required tomorrow in Charleston for the visit by President Donald Trump to the Port City.  Others who will make remarks at tomorrow’s Oconee luncheon […]

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Zoning change requested in Seneca

A City Hall hearing in Seneca will determine whether a property owner may vary from zoning regulations covering property on the 123 By-Pass.  A city official says the property is just west of the certified public accountants’ office near the overhead bridge.  The board of zoning appeals will hear property owner Jerald Wilbanks’ request at 6 o’clock.

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