Schools on regular schedule

Oconee public schools return this morning to regular schedule.   District administrators met with residents and bus drivers in areas that remain icy and gave them options.  Temperatures were expected to remain above freezing through the night.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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A new twist for Freshman Focus night

  The annual Freshman Focus Parent Night at Walhalla High School takes on a new dimension this year.  Not only will the school welcome rising freshmen and their parents from the Walhalla Middle School but they will also welcome rising 9th graders and their parents from Tamassee-Salem Middle School.  This year’s event will be Thursday, February 4, 2016.  The program […]

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Local winners in national VFW contest

The VFW recently sponsored a nationwide essay contest called “Patriot’s Pen”. The theme for this year’s essay was “What Freedom Means to Me.” Heather Beasley and Luke Smith, eighth graders at West-Oak Middle School, were named the 1st and 2nd place winners of the local level contest from the VFW Auxiliary. The nation-wide contest is open to all students. It […]

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Police investigate Main Street vandalism

  Someone apparently threw a concrete planter and broke a stained glass door window at a Main Street, Walhalla business.  Damage estimate is $500 dollars. The police have confirmed they are investigating the incident at Moss and Associates as a case of weekend vandalism.  Entry to the business was not made, and Chief of Police Ronald Wilbanks says it’s not […]

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Palmetto Trail meeting

The Palmetto Conservation Foundation wants to hear from the public on two additions to the Palmetto Trail in Oconee and Pickens counties.  A meeting for that purpose takes place from 6 to 7:30 Wednesday night at the Old St. John’s Meeting House in Walhalla.  Plans were announced last summer to extend the Palmetto Trail about 16 miles from downtown Walhalla […]

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Spillway gates to close

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to close the spillways at Hartwell Dam today after three days of allowing thousands of cubic feet of water to flow from Hartwell Lake downstream. Late Friday, Corps Spokesman Russell Wicke issued a press release announcing the opening of the spillways. By Friday night, the heavy rainfall, sleet and snow pushed the lake […]

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Duke contractor to trim trees

A contractor for Duke Energy plans to trim trees during the winter months in the vicinity of both Walhalla and West Union.  The tree trimming by Asplundh Tree will take place in the areas served by Duke’s Branch Road retail sub-station.  The work begins late this month and is scheduled to finish by the end of March.     VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Fatality identified

The fatality in last night’s Oconee County traffic accident near Clemson has been identified as Seneca resident Mark Lane Sanders.  A motorcycle driven by Sanders collided with an SUV driven by Morgan Welch of Mount Pleasant.  The accident occurred shortly before 6:30 p-m on West Cherry Road at High Point Boulevard.  According to the highway patrol, from a stopped position […]

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Zoning variance requested tonight

Variance requests will be made as part of a public hearing to be held tonight in Walhalla by the Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals.  M & T Properties and SK Builders are the applicants for relief from county road standards and setback requirements within a control-free district.  The property location is Preston Ridge Drive near Seneca.  Tonight’s hearing takes place […]

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Prescription drug theft at Fair Play

A 33-year old Westminster area man has been arrested in an Oconee Sheriff’s Office investigation of the theft of prescription medication.  The theft occurred last week at a home in Fair Play, and the apprehension of Brandon Lamarkus Gilliam of the W. Spearman Road took place at a business in Anderson County at exit 4, the highway 243 area of […]

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