Scott Parris wearing a new hat!

Scott Parris temporarily will wear a new hat for his employer—the city of Walhalla.  The utilities superintendent is also serving as interim city administrator.  In that connection, one of Parris’s new responsibilities is to serve as a contact for companies interested in landscape design or landscape maintenance, or both, for the Streetscape blocks downtown.  Those interested in bidding for the […]

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Statewide conference to take place in Oconee

The South Carolina Federation of Museums has announced its 2018 annual conference will be held in Oconee County.  Jennifer Moss, Assistant Curator at Oconee Heritage Center, was named Chair of the conference planning committee. “I have been working hard the past several years to encourage SCFM to allow Oconee host this conference.  We have unique combinations of museums, historical and […]

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Westminster music venue host the city’s birthday party

The Westminster Music Hall on Main Street closed last fall.  But a group of Westminster residents is trying to revive the venue as the Westminster Music Center.  The Music Center, under acting director of B-J Callahan, hosted the city’s birthday event.  Callahan’s two-member group, “Amongst the Trees”, provided the entertainment.  Callahn’s father, Bill, has high hopes for the Music Center. […]

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Mayor marvels at his city’s resiliency

  In the 19th century common was the creation of towns bi-sected by the railroad.  Seneca and Westminster are among the examples.  But a fact of 21st century life is that, while the trains continue to roll, some small towns along railroads have practically died.  Westminster is an example of a town that continues to exude vitality.  And, for that, […]

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Annexation and zoning tonight at Seneca

Growing Seneca’s city limits is front and center tonight at the City Hall.  At 6 o’clock the planning commission will hold a hearing on Hank Higgins’ request to annex 134 Indian Oaks Road—property owned by Crescent Communities.  Higgins is requesting an R-20 zoning classification be assigned to the property.

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Clemson students on spring break

Students in several Clemson University organizations are taking spring break trips this week, but they won’t be going to the beach. They’ll be spending their time off volunteering to help others. Among their projects:  to help build a school for a community in Nepal; four undergraduate students and an assistant professor are going to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, to continue […]

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CHIUSANO SAYING GOODBYE TO WCA

After six and half years, Bill Chiusano is saying goodbye to the Walhalla Civic Auditorium (WCA) as executive director. “I’m going to hang it up so to speak and let someone else have all the fun. I’ve had just about as much fun as I can handle in one lifetime, so yeah, June 30, 2017, I will be leaving the […]

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OC MAN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT CHARGES

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Oconee County man Wednesday evening on multiple charges related to a criminal sexual conduct with a minor case. 36-year-old David Leon Moore was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center on a temporary custody order until warrants were obtained by Sgt. Tim Rice, the Child/Elder Abuse Investigator, of the Sheriff’s Office. Arrest warrants […]

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SENECA MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Seneca man Thursday on two drug warrants. 38-year old Ronnie Joe Patterson, Jr. of Curtis Drive was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 1:52 pm. Patterson, Jr’s arrest comes as a result of the execution of a high-risk search warrant that was executed at the Curtis Drive address. The search warrant […]

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