Four Public Service Commission seats available

Do you have what it takes to evaluate the utility and telecommunication issues of South Carolina? If so, and you are interested, South Carolina is looking for applicants for four seats on the Public Service Commission. According to State Senator Thomas Alexander, the job is full-time and offers an annual salary of $129 thousand. The available seats include the one […]

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Bank robbed, bomb threat called to courthouse

Word received from Anderson this morning of a robbery at a TD Bank on N. Main Street, and the capture of a suspect outside the city limits in Anderson County.  Practically, simultaneous with the robbery someone made a bomb threat to the Anderson Courthouse on morning of scheduled pleas.  The courthouse was evacuated, a search conducted, but re-entry was permitted […]

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Meeting of the minds on the 123 Corridor project

Some of the highest minds in Oconee government are going to assemble this fall to talk about the extent to which the county needs to make changes on the 123 highway between Seneca and Clemson.  Adam Chapman, county planner, last night announced an October 1 meeting involving the planning commission and the county council.  As commercial growth pushes west from […]

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Walhalla in the running for adventure town nickname

An outdoor magazine is trying to find towns throughout the Southeast and the Mid-Atlantic with vibrant scenery and world-class adventures. And Walhalla is one of 20 towns contending in the top adventure small town category. Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine invites its readers to pick their favorites. Apparently Walhalla made the competition because of its wine and craft beer business and […]

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New technology to enhance public safety

Walhalla Police Department is on its way to acquiring a new technology that will offer an app technology that will enable the citizenry to quickly report crime and suspicious activity that shows up at their front doors. Chief Sean Brinson took part in a statewide meeting last week in Columbia to review the technology called “Neighbors.” From a homeowner’s doorbell […]

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Summer strorm causes havoc, mainly in Seneca area

An especially nasty late afternoon storm rocked parts of Oconee with heavy rain, wind, flash lightning, and long periods of strong thunder.  One of the summer storm casualties appeared to be the large U-S flag that flies in front of Lake Keowee Dodge on 123.  Part of the flag was left in tatters.  Seneca Fire Department reported power outages, trees […]

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Five Westminster women, one platform

In one swoop, five Westminster women signed up this afternoon as candidates in their city’s November election. They are Susan Ramey for mayor; and Andrea Harbin, Theresa Olaes Noe, Victoria Roach, and Wendy Golten for the three available city council seats. Councilwoman Ramey’s run for mayor at least, for now, will put her up against Brian Ramey, the incumbent. The […]

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