Will Streetscape be Walhalla’s “Yellow Brick Road”?

Economist Bruce Yandle, speaking last week in Walhalla, suggested that the project Streetscape could become the city’s path to prosperity. In front of an audience of both young and old, Yandle likened the re-make of the city’s core commercial business section to the Yellow Brick Road in the children’s classic “Wizard of Oz.” Yandle congratulated those attending the annual membership […]

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Casto project on council’s agenda

At its meeting tomorrow, Oconee County Council will consider second reading of a fee in place of tax ordinance to cover the commercial project that the real estate development company Casto is pursuing near U-S 123 and South Carolina 93 near Clemson. That ordinance creates an infrastructure improvement credit that’ll commit Oconee County to help pay for sewer work associated […]

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Car stolen

Someone stole a car Friday night in Walhalla. The police say a 2005 black Saturn was taken during the night from the address of 303 Parker Street. There’s a dent to the right front fender of the Saturn. The car license plate reads H-J-C-3-5-2. If you have information about this car theft, you are asked to contact the Walhalla police.

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School property offense

The Walhalla police have made a case alleging crime on school property. Oconee County arrest reports show the arrest of a 17-year old Verner Street resident, Oseas Vasquez, on the charge of carrying weapons on school property. Vasquez was arrested Friday and placed in the Oconee Detention Center.  According to the police, a folding knife, two and three-quarter inches in […]

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Ideas for a walkable and bikeable Clemson

Friends of the grassroots organization Green Crescent invites everyone to experience ideas that potentially will make the Clemson area a better place to live, work, learn and play. A presentation on pedestrial; and biking paths will be 6 to 7 o’clock Tuesday night, May 5 in the Clemson Community Room, Lower Level of City Hall. Those who attend will learn […]

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Walhalla choral students compete

A total of 140 students from the Walhalla Middle School Chorus competed last Saturday in the Music Showcase Festival at Six Flags Over Georgia. The Sixth Grade Chorus and the combined Seventh and Eighth Grade Chorus performed pieces in front of a panel of judges and receiving top ratings. The sixth graders took home a trophy for Second Place Treble […]

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Accused attacker swung a machete

A young Seneca man has been jailed by sheriff’s officers in the investigation of an incident near Carson Road. The Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of Jarrett Lee Honeycutt and a warrant charging the 18-year old with assault and battery first degree. Four deputies showed up on Wood Gate Drive Thursday night after being told that a machete was used […]

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Bicyclists and cars share 123

Motorized traffic slowed or, in some instances, was forced to come to a complete stop these past two days, as 123 from Seneca to Clemson was used as the route for bicyclists competing in national competition.  Devoting the passing lanes of 123 from Seneca’s Lindsay Road to 93 and 123 on the Oconee County side near Clemson forced normal car […]

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Wi-Fi signal in Long Creek and Mountain Rest

The Oconee FOCUS broadband project and the Oconee Public Library recently collaborated to bring Wi-Fi to the community clubs in Long Creek and Mountain Rest. With the infrastructure in place at the communities’ fire stations, the Wi-Fi signal for accessing the Internet was extended to the adjoining community clubs. And Phil Cheney, county library director, says it means that residents […]

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