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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Bringing Farmers Market to Main

Walhalla City Council gave preliminary approval last night to a lease to relocate the Farmers Market from the city parking lot on S. Catherine Street to a vacant lot at Main and Spring. Chairman James says it’s a better location for the farmers and for the downtown as a whole. Powell said other details, such as the considerations of the […]

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Traffic fatality in Easley

An Easley teenager lost his life in a car accident late Monday night in his hometown. According to Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley, the victim was 16-year old Kevin Daryl McNab. Kelley said McNab was ejected from his vehicle and landed beneath it at S.C. 183 and the Jameson Road.    

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How far to ban tobacco use?

A former Walhalla policeman who is now a city councilman suggested last night his colleagues would be inconsiderate of police officers and fire fighters by prohibiting them and other city workers from using tobacco products while on duty. David Underwood cast the only no vote on first reading of an ordinance amending the smoking policy as it applies to city […]

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