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Stanlee the Rhino preserved and displayed at Clemson

February 23, 2015

The preserved specimen of a Southern White Rhino has taken up residence at Clemson University. “Stanlee” makes his home in a glass case in the middle of the entryway foyer in Long Hall. It’s Stanlee’s second round of living in the area—he used to be in the Clemson Burger King. The display gives students a…

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Safe driver class scheduled

February 23, 2015

Drivers of all ages are urged to take the AARP Smart Driver course. The new, six-hour classroom program will be taught 9:15 a-m to 4 p-m Friday, March 20 at the newly-renovated Keowee Key Event Center. You may bring a lunch or take advantage of the nearby café. For those coming from outside the home…

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Area angler wins tourney

February 23, 2015

Lake Hartwell area resident Casey Ashley won the big fishing tourney in his back door. The 31-year old Ashley caught five bass that weighed 20 pounds, three ounces to win the GEICO Bassmaster Classic. Ashley has lived just a few miles from the lake all his life. It was his sixth try to win the…

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Special day in Walhalla

February 23, 2015

As proclaimed by Mayor Danny Edwards, today is World War II Veterans Heroes Appreciation Day in Walhalla.

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Fire departments answer calls

February 23, 2015

The Picket Post-Camp Oak Volunteer Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire at 4 o’clock this morning at South Carolina 183 and Taylor Road near Walhalla. Seneca Fire Department and others were among the public safety responders Friday afternoon to what turned out to be a smoke scare at the Morningside Assisted Living facility on…

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Additional charge filed against Tyler McKenzie Orr

February 20, 2015

The Seneca police announced this afternoon they have placed a charge of exposing another to HIV against Tyler McKenzie Orr, arrested by the Sheriff’s Office Thursday on other charges of the same offense. In an arrest affidavit signed by a city officer and issued by the office of the municipal court, Orr is accused of…

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Walhalla acts on utility matters

February 20, 2015

After an executive session this week, Walhalla City Council authorized the construction of a water line in the vicinity of South Carolina 28 and Scenic Chevrolet for the purpose of forming a loop line in that area. The council also agreed to pursue an engineering report on providing a backup water supply to neighboring Westminster.

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School Choice applications accepted

February 20, 2015

In Oconee County, you do not have to attend public schools within your assigned attendance area. The public schools offer School Choice, and requests are being accepted for the school year beginning in August. Completing a form is required. The form may be found on the district website or a paper copy is available at…

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Exposing person to HIV alleged in man’s arrest

February 20, 2015

A man who lives near Walhalla has been arrested and charged with exposing another person to HIV—the virus that attacks a person’s immune system. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest last night of Tyler McKenzie Orr, 24-year old Fairfield Road resident, on warrants charging exposing a person to the HIV virus. Arrest affidavits, signed…

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Murder defendant to stand trial next week

February 20, 2015

A murder defendant goes on trial during next week’s term of Oconee General Sessions Court in Walhalla.  The prosecution plans to call the case of Shane Adam Burdette, charged with murder in 2013 of James Evan Tyner. Court opens Monday, with Judge Cordell Maddox of Anderson presiding.

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Calendar

  • March 6, 2015Silver Dollar Concert
  • March 6, 2015 8:00 pmAndy Cooney’s Irish Cabaret at the Walhalla Civic Auditorium
  • March 7, 2015 7:00 amThe Walhalla Lion's Club Pancake Breakfast
  • March 11, 2015 7:00 pmUnited Assembly of God Celebrate Recovery
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