Jim’s “the Mann” for the GOP

Jim Mann overcame a challenge and held onto the chair of the Oconee Republican Party.  In balloting Saturday, the county’s conventioneers gave him a 75-vote margin over his challenger, Roel Cruz.  Some 241 Republicans were seated and deemed qualified Saturday morning to vote to fill the offices of their county party for 2023.  Other results:  Rachel Moore prevailed over Karen […]

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In the offing, a decision by local Methodists

Their minister predicts that Walhalla Methodists will be no shrinking violets when it comes to whether to splinter away or remain affiliated under the umbrella of the United Methodist Church (UMC).  The Rev. Kevin Lindley is speaking of his congregants, the members of the St. Luke United Methodist Church.  They like other Methodists across the country are approaching a decision […]

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Walhalla interest in keeping of backyard chickens

On next week’s agenda for Walhalla City Council are amendments to an ordinance that, if voted, would allow city residents to keep up to four domesticated female chickens.  Councilman Keehn has suggested that allowing some urban farming, such as hens laying eggs, could help supplement the budget of city residents who would appreciate saving on their grocery store bills which, […]

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Impersonating a cop is a crime

A Seneca area man, Andrew Jason Elrod is out of jail, on a personal recognizance bond, after being arrested on a charge of Impersonating a Law Enforcement Officer. An investigation by the Sheriff’s Office began April 7 after a deputy responded to a traffic accident in the area of Oak Creek Road and Return Church Road. The deputy responded due […]

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