Walhalla Design committee meets tomorrow

The Design Committee for Main Street Walhalla holds its first meeting tomorrow, and the Main Street director says if you have an interest in guiding the “look and feel” of the downtown you are cordially invited to attend.  The meeting will be from 4 to 5:30 pm tomorrow.  The committee is designed also to help promote and preserve an historical […]

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Gerald Wade Smith

Westminster- Gerald Wade Smith, 72, passed away Saturday, January 23rd, 2021, at Prisma Oconee Medical Center.   Born in Stephens County, Georgia, to the late Herbert Sullivan and Lucy Meeks Smith, Gerald was a graduate of Clemson University and Law School at the University of South Caorlina. Gerald was an attorney with the Public Defender’s office, and was a Captain […]

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Durham to guard individual rights

Oconee County Council’s newest member, Matthew Durham, jump-started the council’s first meeting of 2021 with a declaration that, in his four-year term, he is going to try to safeguard individual rights that pertain to guns, property rights, and freedom of speech. The District Two member also vowed that the county should accept no financial help from the federal government if […]

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Nearly 80% of Oconee students in classrooms

Nearly eight of ten Oconee public school students are back in their classrooms.  The school district is making known today 10-day enrollment numbers for the three high schools.  Of Walhalla’s total enrollment of 1,169, 958 students are taking face-to-face instruction.  Seneca has an enrollment of 1,010.  Of that number, 753 are in classrooms.  West-Oak’s 10-day enrollment is 824.  Of that […]

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Residents of Seneca’s Adams subdivision are organizing to better protect themselves from a crime spree that apparently has had its origins with an EF 3 tornado.  A group of subdivision met last night with Police Capt. B-J McClure to learn how a neighborhood watch program can help combat thieves who’ve picked on cars, garages, and un-occupied houses.  The Adams subdivision […]

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First time jobless claims reach 600,000 in South Carolina

For the latest week, the one that ended Saturday, June 13, a total of 19,368 South Carolinians filed first time claims for unemployment benefits.  That was some 3,300 fewer than the previous week.  However, the head of the state’s Employment and Workforce office says nevertheless, a significant milestone has been reached:  more than 600 thousand state residents have filed claims […]

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