Series of car break-ins

Night time motor vehicle break-ins are occurring citywide in Walhalla. They have a common theme to them. The vehicles have been left unlocked and the intruders are attracted to valuables they spot in the vehicles. Police Chief Tim Chastain says all Walhallans should keep their vehicles locked and their valuables secured.  

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Legion Hut history

The American Legion building on North Church Street has a place in Walhalla history. Legionnaire Jerry Dyar said yesterday the old white house dates back to 1936, when it was built for the purpose it serves today, as well as place of entertainment for World War One veterans and their wives.

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Seneca’s Riley to bang gavel

Seneca resident Ernest Riley will call to order a meeting tomorrow in Greenville of the board of directors of the Appalachian Council of Governments. The policymakers for the regional government service organization are to hear a banker make an economic forecast covering the state and the Appalachian region. A-COG planning director Chip Bentley is to report on the federal transportation […]

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Donna Foster climbs the education ladder

A former Walhallan has attained advancement in her employment with Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood. Donna Foster moves up from dean of arts and sciences to associate vice president of institutional assessment and compliance. Foster graduated from Walhalla High, and then earned bachelor’s and masters degrees at Clemson University and recently completed her doctorate from the University of South Carolina.

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Veterans van ready for transport

A new, 12-passenger van to transport Oconee veterans to the government health care they require was dedicated during ceremony in Walhalla, attended by dignitaries that traveled from as far as Greenville and Columbia, including Harmon Evans, president of the S.C. Disabled Americans Veterans. Evans helped pay special attention to those who make the van trips possible, the volunteer drivers. James […]

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Meth raid in Seneca

The police in Seneca carried out a methamphetamine raid last night on the 700 block of S. Fair Play Street. They arrested a resident on drug charges and a second man on an un-related charge and say others are being sought and further charges are forthcoming. According to an announcement by Chief John Covington, James Phillip Reid, 30, was charged […]

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Dedicating a new Habitat home

The latest Oconee Habitat for Humanity home sponsored by Schneider Electric will be dedicated during a Friday afternoon ceremony in Seneca. It’s a 4-bedroom, two-bath home for Rick and Shelia Smith and their four children. The Smiths, along with Schneider Electric employees and their families worked on the site-built house at 907 Jaymory Way. The first Schneider Electric-sponsored house was […]

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Farm animals and livestock

Westminster leaders are one more vote away from outlawing chickens and other livestock inside the corporate limits. Last night the city council gave preliminary approval to changing the animal control law. The keeping of honeybees will also be outlawed, but the change doesn’t apply to domesticated dogs and cats. Last month the council members discussed concerns raised by residents about […]

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A “generous” donation

The Oconee Chapter of the American Red Cross expressed its gratitude this week for a donation of $2,750 dollars from the Oconee County Council. As Kathy Rogers, the executive director, put it the donation will help the chapter get back on its feet after this summer’s multi-day response to the drowning of a Tennessee man in the Chattooga River. Rogers […]

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