Fall color has potential for greatness and is about to start

Despite drought conditions, expectations are likely that this year’s fall foliage season will be good and, in some locations, potentially spectacular.  Where there is drought the leaves likely will turn brown and fall prematurely, but Clemson University thinks the quality of color might actually benefit from the relative lack of rain.  Donald Hagan, forest ecologist, says, “A little bit of […]

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State DHEC grants Walhalla an extension

South Carolina DHEC has given Walhalla an additional 16 months to build its new water treatment plant at Lake Keowee.  David Underwood, chairman of city council’s utilities committee, last night announced a new completion date of August 31, 2019.  Part of the problem, Mayor Danny Edwards said, is the lack of funding for what’s to be a multi-million dollar price […]

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Downtown in process of re-developing, mayor says

  The attendance by two Oconee County officials at last night’s Walhalla City Council meeting is a sign that the city is getting downtown re-development help thru a new arrangement with the county.  The county is now sharing the services of a planner with both Walhalla and Westminster. In the Walhalla audience were Josh Stephens, deputy director of community development, […]

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Autopsy: Moore’s death due to stroke

An autopsy disclosed that Steven Moore died of a stroke, and the coroner has ruled the death of the 52-year old Walhallan as natural.  Coroner Karl Addis says it’s presumed Moore died Friday, September 16  The funeral will be 2 pm Friday, September 23 at Davenport Funeral Home; burial to follow in Long Creek Memorial Cemetery.  The family receives friends […]

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Six-year old found alone in hotel parking lot

A six-year old boy was found roaming in the parking lot of a Seneca hotel.  The police later arrested the boy’s mother after determining that the child had strayed alone three-quarters of a mile from his home and crossed a busy road.  A warrant, issued by the municipal judge, charges Paula Michelle Crawford with cruelty to children.  The police quoted […]

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Real estate closing held for former Hometown

The real estate closing is in the books for Seneca’s purchase of 106 N. Walnut building and property.  Realtor John Adams says the $200 thousand deal involving the building and parking lot for the former Hometown Food Store closed yesterday. “Like anything this will probably be a longer term transition, but I think it’s a positive move certainly to improve […]

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