New American Legion officers

AL Officers 2016

The Walhalla American Legion Post #124 recently elected new officers. They are (l to r) Harold Welborn, Commander-re-elected; Dave Bertges, Vice Commander-re-elected; Ernie Cannon, Adjutant; Jon Busch, Sgt at Arms-re-elected; Jerry Dyar, Finance Officer-re-elected; and Rick Gibson, Membership Chairman-re-elected.  Post officers serve two (2) year terms.  Gibson, who heads  the membership recruitment said, “membership in the American Legion is open […]

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Co-defendant in homicide sentenced to 20 years

A young man who took part in a burglary near Seneca that turned into homicide has been ordered to prison for 20 years.  This was sentencing day in the Oconee General Sessions Court for Donte Robert Bacon who had previously pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, kidnapping, and other charges.  A former Washington state resident, Scott Johnston, was shot dead in […]

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NEXT reports a successful week one

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A picture of the student body of the first charter school in Salem is displayed on the school website.  Principal Joe Greenberg said week one last week was a success.  Today Greenberg said, “I think we are just under 180,” when asked for the NEXT School at Eagle Ridge enrollment. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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New drug sweep across Oconee

A new version of the Oconee Sheriff’s Office “Operation Infinity” drug sweep is underway across Oconee County.  Twenty-five people are being sought on charges of methamphetamine, prescription drugs and marijuana.  Some of the individuals are being sought for charges of unlawful neglect of a child.  By mid afternoon yesterday, eight people had been arrested or had already been in jail […]

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Water plant bids run beyond estimate

Contractors interested in building the Lake Hartwell Water Treatment Plant have submitted bids that range between $17 million to nearly $21 million, and the low bid appears to be $3 million higher than the engineer estimated.  Eight contractors submitted sealed bids before this afternoon’s deadline.  Donald Phillips of Pioneer Rural Water’s consultant firm, Design South, told the contractor representatives that […]

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Graham wants special prosecutor

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) has voiced his support for the appointment of a special prosecutor to look into Secretary Clinton’s emails during her time as Secretary of State. He made these comments in an announcement today from Washington: “We need a special prosecutor, someone outside the Justice Department, to look into this matter,” said Graham.   “If you’re waiting on […]

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Agenda set for “Town Hall” meeting

The agenda is set for a pair of Westminster city meetings next week.  Both will take place the evening of Tuesday, August 30 and one will follow the other.  At 6 o’clock the city council will receive a presentation with update recommendations on a utility rate study that was completed earlier this summer.  At 6:30 the council will convene a […]

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Fire Prevention Week open house

During this year’s Fire Prevention Week the Keowee Fire Department, based at Keowee Key, invites the public for open house.  The event will be 11 am to 2 pm Saturday, October 8.  Brandon Shirley, assistant chief, says department personnel will be there to talk about pre-fire planning, the lockbox program, answer questions about call response, display equipment, and demonstrate special […]

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