Plane Crash Near West Union

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Units from Keowee-Ebeneezer, West-Union, GHS EMS, and Oconee Sheriff’s office responded to a Sunday evening report of a small plane falling from the sky near Lake Keowee close to the West Union Area.  Fire Chief Charlie King of the Oconee Emergency Services says units responded around 5:45 Sunday evening after Oconee 911 center received several calls. Responders found the pilot […]

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Streetscape enters new phase

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Concrete work on Walhalla Streetscape has been greeted as a welcome sight—an indication of a new phase started by the general contractor, Hutch ‘N Son.  “We’re trying to do some re-construction, getting some curb down and getting some stone down.  It’ll be a little while before we’ll see some asphalt,” said Danny Hutchinson.  Street level grade changes and the pace […]

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Hot and dry, yet the lakes are up

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We’re hearing that word again—-drought.  Yet our lakes seem to be full of water.   Barbara Wilson of Walhalla can’t explain that, but offered a theory today.  The weather observer believes that a lot of rain that falls in Oconee County or in the watershed feeding the man-made lakes misses her official recording station on her farm near the city limit.  […]

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Clemson students reveal design for portable stage

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Six Clemson students in architecture, construction science and management and landscape architecture roll out their design for a new, portable community arts stage tomorrow in Asheville, North Carolina.  The unveiling is set as part of a festival in PackSquarePark.  The “U-Leaf” Community Stage is described as an unfolding, mobile stage that performers will use in the festival, and afterward the […]

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What do the kids like most about their new school?

On a blistering, hot summer’s day, with nearly three weeks of summer play remaining, Walhalla Municipal Pool was filled with swimmers.  Meantime, some of the teachers for the swimmers were busy behind their desks preparing for August 18 and the start of school.  Some Walhalla High students who’ve seen the new school they’ll be attending have already picked out what […]

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Question points to the “elephant in the room”

Everything seemed to be going smoothly on one of the Seneca Rotary Club’s tours of the new WalhallaHigh School when one Rotarian asked a question to which a school district official begged off.  After seeing some of the impressive features that $54 million dollars buys, the Rotarian’s question was, “This is built for Tamassee-SalemHigh School students, right?”  

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Shoplifting investigations net two arrests

Investigations have led to a pair of arrests in separate shopliftings at the Wal-Mart near Seneca.  Oconee Sheriff’s Office reports the arrests of Phillip James Manley II of Utica and Jasmine Lizette Isom of Anderson.  Manley, 26 years old, is charged July 21 with shoplifting items worth $225.62.  Isom, 24 years old, is accused in a warrant as an accessory […]

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Boil water advisory covers Ashley Estates

          Residents of Clemson’s Ashley Estates are under a boil water advisory this morning as the result of low pressure caused by a water main break.  Before using water for drinking or cooking, Ashley Estates customers should boil their water vigorously for at least one full minute.  Any ice made from water that has not been […]

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