WALHALLA FIRE ANNOUNCES ACTIVITIES FOR OCTOBER

The City of Walhalla Fire Department announces several activities for the month of October. October is National Fire Prevention Month. This year’s theme is “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen”. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) states that; cooking is the number one cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Almost half (44%) of reported home fires started […]

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Sen. Graham, Challenger Harrison, Held First of Three Debates Over the Weekend

During their first debate on Saturday night, S.C. Sen. Lindsey Graham, and Democratic challenger Jamie Harrison spoke about President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. Harrison referenced Graham’s comments on judicial nominees from 2018… Senator Graham responded and said that it is the President’s constitutional duty to appoint judges when a vacancy arises… Hearings for Judge Barrett will begin […]

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Two Trail Rescues Over the Weekend

Walhalla Fire and several area emergency services agencies responded to two rescues over the weekend. Shortly before 2 pm on Saturday firefighters responded to an injured hiker at Yellow Branch Falls. The entire incident took about 2.5 hours to complete with about 25 respondents. That patient, a middle aged female, had an injured ankle and was taken to Oconee Memorial […]

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DHEC COVID-19 Numbers Update

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced 619 new confirmed cases and 20 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, 12 additional confirmed deaths and no new probable deaths. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 146,576, probable cases to 5,006, confirmed deaths to 3,255, and 198 probable deaths. 29 new cases and […]

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Gov. Henry McMaster Lifts Restaurant Occupancy Limits Statewide

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster today issued Executive Order 2020-63, which lifts all occupancy limitations in restaurants throughout South Carolina, effective immediately. Previously, South Carolina’s restaurants were operating at 50% capacity. Now, they will be able to operate at 100% capacity. Other restaurant safety guidelines – including the required use of face coverings for patrons and staff – remain in place […]

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Man Faces 13 Years in Prison

For two crimes nearly one year apart, a Pickens County man faces 13 years in a state prison. Billy Joe Bush, Sr. pleaded guilty to domestic violence in 2018 and to entering a bank with the intent to steal in 2019. According to the 13th Solicitor for Greenville-Pickens, on April 19 of last year, Bush presented a handwritten note to […]

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