Aftermath of a fire near Walhalla

June 24, 2014

Twenty-four hours later, investigators continue to size up why fire started in a vacated house near Walhalla. Fire brought heavy damage yesterday morning at 1757 Pickens Highway.  This morning Chief Doug Kelley of the Walhalla Department said there are no answers to why the fire started, but the incident has been referred to the investigative…

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Attorney sentenced to prison

June 24, 2014

A 44-year old lawyer in Anderson has been sentenced to five months in federal prison—the result of his plea of guilt to obstruction charges. The sentencing of Charles Anderson, a former Anderson city councilman, was announced by Anne Tompkins, U-S Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. According to information in court documents and…

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Two hurt in early morning South Carolina 59 wreck

June 24, 2014

A car flipped during the night on South Carolina 59 and wound up wedged against a tree. Responders say this morning’s accident around 1:30 injured two people. One of the injured was taken to the Oconee Medical Center. A helicopter flight was arranged for the second injured. It’s the second serious accident on 59 near…

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Steve Garrett getting to know Walhalla

June 24, 2014

Who was that man with the smile on his face and courteous manners as he made his way from a meal yesterday in a Walhalla restaurant? The answer: It was Steve Garrett, the new school man at Walhalla High School. Garrett, moving from Abbeville High School, is taking over as the new principal at Walhalla…

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Compelling a property owner’s appearance

June 24, 2014

The next step in how Seneca deals with a vacated house within the city’s design review district apparently will be a subpoena that compels the property owner’s appearance before the Board of Architectural Review. At its meeting last night, the board agreed to seek the subpoena to require the appearance of Brenda Knox, owner at…

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Trustees to gather for special meeting

June 24, 2014

At noon Thursday, Oconee school trustees will gather for a special meeting in Walhalla…for a dual purpose. They are to discuss and act on a tax anticipation note in the amount of $5.8 million. That’s reserved for a session open to the public and press. Afterward, the trustees intend to meet privately to consider employment…

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Calendar

  • October 31, 2014Faith Baptist Church's Fall Festival
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmBoo in the Bay
  • November 1, 2014Walhalla's Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
  • November 1, 2014 10:30 amMtn. Rest Cloggers Fund Raiser
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