Chance to see the famed Tuskegee airmen

The public has a chance to see and meet remaining African-American military pilots from the Second World War during an event this evening at Clemson.  The famed Tuskegee airmen will appear at 5:30 this afternoon at the Clemson Area African American Museum, 214 Butler Street, Clemson.  Due to limited parking at the Calhoun Bridge Center, additional parking will be available […]

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Zoning changes sought to allow for new Seneca homes

Developers will go before a Seneca regulatory board Monday night for zoning changes to allow them to build new homes on properties south of the railroad tracks. If one of the re-zoning applications is eventually approved, for Planned Development-Residential zoning, Seasons Building Company could build more than 30 new homes on properties at ES 7th and S. Townville streets. A […]

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HVAC repairs could force Seneca meeting move

An air-conditioning/water leak in the council chambers at the Seneca City Hall could force the city planning commission to re-locate its meeting. Right now the meeting, which will involve a pair of re-zoning requests, is set for 6 o’clock Monday night at City Hall. But Seneca’s Ed Halbig says, as a backup, the planning commission has reserved the South Room […]

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Target date for a new Oconee emergency shelter

January is the target date to open a new Oconee emergency shelter to relieve homelessness as well as help those addicted overcome their substance habits. It’s the project by Christ Central Ministries underway in the former jail section of the Oconee Law Enforcement Center that has the endorsement of Sheriff Mike Crenshaw. Christ Central Ministries’ Ashley Williams says the shelter […]

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Car crashes into Walhalla home

A car crashed yesterday afternoon into an attached garage at a Walhalla home at 300 Freedom Drive, near SC 183/the Pickens Highway.  The fire department reports neither the two occupants of the car, nor anyone inside the home, were hurt, but there was significant structural damage.  Chief Brandon Burton says fire fighters installed shoring to mitigate a potential collapse.  City […]

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Former Westminster policeman arrested

Law enforcement records show that a former Westminster policeman was charged yesterday with breach of peace, aggravated in nature; and the use of firearm while under the influence. Warrants released by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, the arresting agency, allege that Andrew Major Rankin, 27, “repeatedly discharged a shotgun on his property at approximately 12:44 am, within fifty (50) feet of […]

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Early (absentee) voting is underway

Tuesday, November 5 isn’t the only day you can cast a ballot in your 2019 municipal election in Oconee County. Absentee voting is underway in advance of Election Day and, if you qualify, all you have to do to vote early is to get in touch with the office of Registration and Elections in Walhalla. This time there are four […]

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Stephanie Barker joins Blue Ridge Bank

Blue Ridge Bank announces that Stephanie Barker has been hired as Teller for the Westminster Office. Barker joins Blue Ridge Bank with over 8 years of retail management experience and one year of banking experience in Oconee County. C. Kyle Thomas, President and CEO, stated, “We are truly fortunate to have Stephanie join Blue Ridge Bank. Stephanie has worked in […]

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Lake access area to be closed for two months

Duke Energy announces that starting Oct. 27, Fall Creek Access Area (South) will temporarily close to install fencing to prevent pedestrian access to the peninsula from the main access area parking lot and to support shoreline stabilization work. Over the past several years, drownings in the vicinity of the Fall Creek Access Area have occurred from individuals accessing the Fall […]

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