CWTP records impressive rainfalls

June 11, 2013

In a three-day period, Oconee’s wastewater plant recorded more than three inches of rainfall. The Coneross plant at Seneca is in the business of treating wastewater but sometimes, such as this week, heavy rain creates issues. “The system was functioning, for sure,” said Bob Winchester, executive director of the Joint Regional Sewer Authority. In the…

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Warning: malaria on a comeback

June 11, 2013

Chairman Wayne McCall of the Oconee County Council Law Enforcement and Public Safety Committee says he isn’t sure why, but a disease transmitted by the bite of mosquitoes is making a comeback. It’s called malaria. McCall last night urged the committee to consider protective measures that’ll ensure good health. He urged the county to borrow…

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Outlawing drug paraphernalia and getting tough on distracted driving

June 11, 2013

At the urging of Sheriff Mike Crenshaw, members of Oconee County Council want their attorney to review other counties’ laws against businesses selling drug paraphernalia for the purpose of proposing a similar ordinance to cover their county. The council’s law enforcement and public safety committee last night also agreed to get tough on distracted driving,…

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Second charge against Blackwell

June 11, 2013

A new charge has been placed against the 43-year old Walhalla area man who surrendered after officers say he barricaded himself inside his home Sunday on the Fairfield Road. According to arrest warrants, Timothy Scott Blackwell has now been charged with possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person convicted of a violent felony.…

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Early summer opening predicted for pool

June 10, 2013

Walhalla Mayor Danny Edwards predicted today his city will be able to open its swimming pool “sometime in July” and become the county’s only municipality to offer public swimming. Edwards made the prediction today to the Rotary Club, thanking all of the volunteers and prison labor who are making the pool opening a reality. “The…

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DOT nixes the idea of a two-lane Main Street

June 10, 2013

The South Carolina DOT has told Walhalla to forget about any idea that Main Street downtown may be narrowed to two lanes as part of the city’s streetscape project. In the presence today of State Representative Bill Whitmire, Mayor Danny Edwards told Mayor Pro-tem Tjay Bagwell that reducing Main downtown, from four to two lanes,…

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