Walhalla Crash Kills Three

Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis says a Saturday evening car crash near Walhalla High School took the lives of three people from neighboring states. Police say two vehicles hit head-on around 6 pm Saturday on North Highway 11 near Austin Edwards Road in the Pickett Post Community. The coroner has identified one of the fatalities as 51 year-old Wayne R. […]

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Governor to address Oconee Chamber members

Governor Henry McMaster will speak during an Oconee Chamber of Commerce event next week near Seneca, and he wants to hear from chamber members about regulations they believe restrict their business.  During an appearance at 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at Thrift Development, McMaster will also talk about the executive order that he placed on his cabinet that establishes a regulatory […]

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“Elbow Grease” premiere pushed back

The local premiere of the movie “Elbow Grease”–with headline star Burt Reynolds–has been pushed back to October, according to Seneca’s Shelby Henderson who has acted as a liaison with the project.  Director Jason Shirley has returned from Los Angeles with the finished product.  But according to Henderson, a couple of things remain including the assignment of a audience rating to […]

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Eight Walhalla streets to be re-surfaced

State funds have been designated to re-surface eight Walhalla streets.  According to Brent Taylor, city administrator, the eight are part of the mill hill, a former Walhalla textile plant community.  Contractor bids will be sought for the following streets:  Parker, Lucas, Jaynes, Verner, E. Wesley, Gerber, S. Spring, and S. John.  At Taylor’s request, the Oconee “C” Funds Committee yesterday authorized […]

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October 2 will be a night for politics

Candidates for Walhalla City Council will speak during the next meeting of Partners for Progress.  The public is invited.  The meeting will be 6:30 pm Monday, October 2 at the Walhalla Depot.  Four men are running for three seats in the November 7 municipal election.  By today, three of those candidates have indicated to David Lyle, president of PFP, that […]

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New Borg Warner expansion

What’s described as a major industrial expansion in Oconee County is getting a boost from county government.  The county council last night gave the final OK to incentives for Borg Warner, the automotive parts maker near Seneca.  Approved were a fee in place of tax agreement and special source credits.  Councilmen Paul Cain and Julian Davis were effusive in their […]

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