Walhalla weighs state municipal grant

A recommendation for Walhalla to pursue a grant will come to a full vote during city council’s regular meeting Tuesday, September 20. Nancy Goehle, city administrator, says a $25 thousand dollar South Carolina Municipal Association Hometown Economic Development grant would require a Walhalla supplement of $5,250.

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Apartment unit fire accidental

A pot left on the stove has been determined to have led to early yesterday’s fire that injured one Walhalla apartment resident and damaged a duplex unit.  Capt. Mark Hollifield of the fire department says Wednesday’s 3 a-m fire at Wagener Circle apartments will go down in the books as accidental.

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Salem overcomes major water line break

Salem overcome a major line break to it water system.  The break that occurred two weeks ago on Alexander Road affected the Tamassee-Salem Elementary, but did not interrupt the school day.  Ryan Hardin, utilities superintendent, gave a report last night to the town council. “We were able to re-divert the water to the school to limp by, or make it […]

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Salem and NEXT enter 10-year lease

Three weeks after the start of the school year, the first-year charter school and the town of Salem have agreed to a lease that will cover the use of the former middle and high school building and campus for the next ten years.  The town council approved the lease last night, after town attorney Brad Norton highlighted the provisions.  For […]

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Judge: “This case has resolved itself”

Two Walhalla neighbors saw their city court case resolve itself when Municipal Judge Jim Williams instructed a police officer there shall be no further prosecution of a citation issued to Dogwood Drive resident Scott Smith.  The police issued a citation charging Smith May 16 with failing to prevent his German Shepard from running at large.  Smith later surrendered the dog […]

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Ginger Runner Lewis

Salem, SC — Ginger Runner Lewis, 70, passed away Monday, September 5, 2016, in her sleep with her husband, Howard Lewis, by her side.  They resided at 138 Howgin Hollar Dr. in Salem, South Carolina. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, September 10, 2016, at Salem United Methodist Church, 520 Church Street, Salem, SC, with reception […]

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Jim Fitzgerald

Seneca – James “Jim” Newton Fitzgerald, Jr., 82, husband of Gladys Ridley Fitzgerald, passed away Wednesday, September 07, 2016 at the Cottingham Hospice House. A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Sunday, September 11, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 1-2 prior to the service at Sandifer Funeral Home. Burial will […]

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Re-cycling revenues for conservation expenses?

  The board governing Oconee’s Conservation Bank, according to its chairman, is stymied by the lack of funds with which to pay landowners willing to place their properties into conservation protection.  Shea Airey, the chairman, proposed last night that County Council designate a portion of the revenues the county earns from re-cycling.  Airey says he believes the county’s conservationists would […]

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