School officials make effort to clear up the confusion

Dr. Michael Thorsland, Oconee Superintendent of Education, admits that during a board of trustees meeting a week ago he was not clear about the possibility of a name and mascot change at Walhalla High School.   “While many people have suggested a name/mascot change, that is not being considered,” Thorsland told reporters yesterday.  He also released a portion of an email […]

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Weekend theft near Salem

Thieves stripped a Ford Ranger near Salem of its wheels and tires.  The victim during the weekend was a homeowner on north highway 11 near the Fall Creek Road.  The wheels are black and chrome Rock Star style 15” wheels.  The homeowner believes the stolen tires are 31 X 10.50 Mastercraft Course MTs.  If you can help solve the crime, […]

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Reaction to the Graham pullout

Lindsey Graham’s pullout is no surprise to a top fellow Oconee Republican.  Bob Skipp, chairman of the county party, says, “He probably realized he wouldn’t win the primary in South Carolina which might wind up being a little embarrassing to him.”  Skipp doesn’t believe Graham is thru with Presidential politics. He thinks Graham will endorse a fellow Republican and believes […]

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Sanitation pick up schedules

Walhalla residential garbage pickups scheduled Thursday on Christmas Eve and Friday on Christmas Day will instead be made on Wednesday, according to a City Hall announcement.  A spokesman for Seneca said the holidays mean no changes in his city.  Seneca pickups Thursday and Friday will be made on schedule, according to word passed down to us from Mark Krabbe, public […]

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Homicide: “No threat to the community”

Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says the case of a homicide last night near Westminster is not a threat to the community.  Crenshaw spoke of the shooting death of Jesse Eugene Mulkey, 33-year old Westminster resident, who Coroner Karl Addis says was shot around 10 last night at 330 Brock Road.  Mulkey died two hours later at a Greenville hospital.  Crenshaw told […]

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Thousands more to travel this week

Gas pump prices are down, and thousands of additional South Carolinians are expected to travel during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday period.  The motor club AAA’s prediction is that 1.3 million South Carolinians will travel 50 miles or more.  The Christmas/New Year’s travel holiday is defined as Wednesday, December 23 through Sunday, January 3.  The longest holiday travel period […]

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