Trees to be toppled Monday

January 23, 2015
Trees to be toppled Monday

 The director of Walhalla Public Works, James Moore, has chosen Monday as the day to begin the removal of the downtown Bradford Pear trees. According to Nancy Goehle, the tree-cutting on Main Street, between Ann and Tugaloo, will begin on the Ann Street side and start with the trees causing the most trouble. That’s a…

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History buff recalls “Pitchfork” Ben Tillman

January 23, 2015

When Seneca’s Lowell Ross went to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1970, he took a keen interest in all that preceded him. And that included researching a 19th century governor whose legacy is an issue today. Benjamin Tillman was known for a lot of things—for his term as governor and his part in…

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Court to hear dispute over $1.1 million trust

January 23, 2015

A judge in Walhalla will hear motions next week in the case of a Beaufort County woman who claims she lost a one million trust that was under the control of a former Oconee County banker. The case is titled Brookshire versus Community First Bank, and motions are to be heard by 10th Circuit Judge…

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Zoning variance to be requested Tuesday

January 23, 2015

At its meeting next week, Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals will consider a variance request inside a lake residential district. The hearing is part of the board’s meeting at 6 o’clock Tuesday night in Council Chambers at the Oconee County Administrative Complex in Walhalla. The public may attend.  

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Travel program promotes engineering careers

January 23, 2015

Hundreds of students across South Carolina get the chance over the next three months to try their hands at four kinds of engineering that hold the promise of high-paying jobs that could be critical to the country’s prosperity. A Clemson University team will visit five cities through April to show students how the science and…

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Fire on W. Pine Grove Road

January 23, 2015

Fire broke out last night in the kitchen of a W. Pine Grove Road home inside the Fair Play fire district. No one injured. Beginning around 7:30, fire fighters were on the scene for a couple of hours and the Oconee Chapter of the American Red Cross was called to assist the family.

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Calendar

  • May 31, 2015 7:00 pmSpring Revival at Flat Shoals Baptist Church
  • June 3, 2015 3:00 pmWestminster Recreation Department Fall Sports Registration
  • June 4, 2015 3:00 pmWestminster Recreation Department Fall Sports Registration
  • June 5, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
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