Trees to align the Streetscape route

May 5, 2015

The leader for a Walhalla tree committee estimates 40 to 45 trees can be planted along the four blocks downtown targeted as the city’s Streetscape project. Richard Harper told a meeting last night of the Partners for Progress that varieties of oaks, tupelos, lindens, and maples are among the kinds of trees being considered for…

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YoGo Express coming to West Union

May 5, 2015

Word has spread in recent days that where a Dairy Queen Restaurant in West Union once stood will come a replacement restaurant, offering a similar fare. That word was confirmed to 96.3/WGOG NEWS: “YoGo Express has purchased the Dairy Queen building in West Union, and we plan on rehabilitating the building,” Scott Shaffer told us…

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Outdoor medical emergency in northern Oconee

May 4, 2015

An official of Oconee Emergency Services says contact was made this afternoon with a hiker in need of emergency medical attention.  He’s among a group of hikers.  Emergency Services’ Shane Gibbs says the hiker was located on a trail about halfway between Cherry Hill Campground at Mountain Rest and Tamassee.  It’s one of the county’s…

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Oconee couple establishes endowed scholarship

May 4, 2015

Professional engineer Richard Cottingham and his wife, Nancy, have pledged $500 thousand to establish a professor of civil engineering endowment at Clemson University. The Seneca couple is described as passionate about the university and about professional licensure in the engineering profession. Both have served on state boards of registration, and Richard Cottingham has served as…

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Duncan amendment accepted

May 4, 2015

South Carolina’s 3rd District congressman says an amendment he offered to the Energy and Water Appropriations bill passed Friday on a voice vote. Republican Jeff Duncan says he succeeded in transferring $2.5 million from the administration account of the Department of Energy to the Army Corps of Engineers. According to Duncan, the money will increase…

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Will Streetscape be Walhalla’s “Yellow Brick Road”?

May 4, 2015

Economist Bruce Yandle, speaking last week in Walhalla, suggested that the project Streetscape could become the city’s path to prosperity. In front of an audience of both young and old, Yandle likened the re-make of the city’s core commercial business section to the Yellow Brick Road in the children’s classic “Wizard of Oz.” Yandle congratulated…

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Calendar

  • May 3, 2015Revival with Rev. James Petty
  • May 5, 2015 10:30 amHappy Hearts of Seneca Meeting
  • May 5, 2015 7:00 pmOle Fashion Revival w/Rev. Tully Griggs (Alto, GA)
  • May 10, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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