Locally grown fresh produce returns to Walhalla

Walhalla’s annual Farmers Market will make its 2019 debut tomorrow morning–one week after rain washed out the original opening.  Consumers are invited to stop by the market between 8 and 11 tomorrow morning at the Walhalla Center for the Performing Arts on N. Broad Street.  South Carolina DHEC reminds everyone that eating five to seven servings of fruits and vegetables […]

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Rain and cooler weather ease drought conditons

A large ridge of high pressure that created the area’s hot and dry weather has been replaced by a trough of low pressure that ushered in clouds, rain and cooler weather.  That development, according to the South Carolina Drought Response Committee, is enough to completely remove the drought declaration completely for Oconee, Pickens and Anderson counties.  The incipient drought status […]

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Arrangements made for plane crash victim Dodd

The funeral for Raymond Eugene Dodd, 73, of Seneca will be 11 o’clock Tuesday morning, June 18 at the Newry Church of God; the burial to follow in Oconee Memorial Park.  Dodd, along with Dr. Stan Rampey of Seneca, died Wednesday in a Florida plane crash.  Dodd was a self-employed mechanic and a veteran of the U-S Army in Vietnam.  […]

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Marines to reach Lake Keowee’s shores

Oconee County’s annual thank you to the Wounded Warriors will take place next week.  It’s an annual few days of rest-and-relaxation for Marines and other military personnel.  Once again, the town  of Salem will play a part by hosting a breakfast for the military personnel.  The town’s Marti Jennings says the breakfast is for the Wounded Warriors only, but the […]

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Bob Hughes admitted to veterans home

Long time Seneca businessman and American Legion member Bob Hughes of Seneca is now residing at the Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home in Belton.  Hughes is now 92 years old.  His son, Gerald, says Mr. Hughes was admitted to the facility two weeks ago and would like visits from several of his many friends.

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Prisma Health officials remember Dr. Rampey

Dr. Stanley Rampey, one of two Seneca men killed in yesterday’s Orlando, Florida plane crash, was a leading physician in one of Prisma Health Upstate’s medical practices.  Here is a statement released this morning by Prisma: “Dr. Stanley Rampey was a respected and admired physician, and Prisma Health is saddened to hear of his passing. Dr. Rampey was a family […]

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Stumphouse Bike Park garners national attention

The Palmetto Conservation Foundation and its partners received a national achievement award this week in Washington, D-C for developing Stumphouse Mountain Bike Park on city of Walhalla property in Oconee County. The awards program is related to the Recreational Trails Program of the Federal Highway Administration, which provides competitive funding for trails and greenways across the country. Recreational Trails money […]

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