Walhalla Administrator rule change

In Brent Taylor, Walhalla has a new administrator.  The city also has new rules covering whoever holds the job.  The city council last night amended its city administrator ordinance by adopting the following language:  “The City Administrator may be removed from office by a majority vote of the Council.  Those members voting for removal shall state their reasons for such […]

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Energy savers pay visit to councilman’s home

  Duke Energy Saver personnel paid a call yesterday to the home of Tjay Bagwell in Walhalla and, as a result, the home of the city councilman should now be more energy efficient.  Duke crews, as part of their Neighborhood Energy Saver program, are dropping by the homes of their Walhalla electric power customers for the purpose to  adapt those […]

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Municipal swim pool to open Memorial Day weekend

  The Walhalla Municipal Swimming Pool with its new splash pad opens for the outdoor recreation season on Memorial Day weekend.  Jennifer Crawford, city recreation chairwoman, announced at last night’s council meeting that the first days for the pool will be Saturday through Monday, May 27-29.  The pool will then follow a weekend schedule the next week and then move […]

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Affidavit of Scott Parris

The attorney for the Joint Regional Sewer Authority, Larry Brandt, has filed a counterclaim against the Pioneer Rural Water District and, in the filings with the Common Pleas Court, has included an affidavit from Scott Parris of Walhalla, chairman of the managing board of the JRSA commissioners.  The counterclaim and the affidavit, to which Brandt referred publicly on Friday last […]

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Guilty verdict draws 25-year sentence

A 71-year old man has been ordered to prison for 25 years, after being convicted this afternoon of sex crimes against an elementary school age girl in Seneca.  The Oconee General Sessions jury found Jaimie Sabio Obregon guilty on all charges of criminal sexual conduct, first and second degree.  Obregon did not testify in his defense and said very little […]

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How do long-range plans address Clemson traffic?

Clemson will be the location for one of 10 meetings across the upstate that will address the draft of a long-range transportation plan covering the Greenville-Pickens area.  The “GPATS” Horizon 2040 plan contains recommendations on how state and federal transportation money is spent in places such as Clemson, Pickens, and Greenville, and public comment is requested.  The meetings will follow […]

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2nd hearing set in Pioneer legal battle

  A trial in August will decide whether Pioneer Rural Water gets to build a treatment plant.  Meantime, however, sources and court records indicate a second hearing in the case is set next week in Anderson.  On Thursday morning, May 25 in Anderson, Pioneer attorneys will argue for writs of mandamus that would require Oconee County to issue a building […]

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Testimony underway in sex crime trial

A guidance counselor took the stand first in an Oconee trial, in which the defendant is accused of criminal sexual conduct with an elementary school girl.  On trial at the Courthouse is Jaimie Sabio Obregon, who was described to the jury as a friend of the girl’s family.  The Blue Ridge Elementary guidance counselor began to explain how she and […]

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