Rev. Gene Turner

Westminster – Reverend Bobby Eugene “Gene” Turner, 76, husband of Janice Lowie Turner, 225 Deer Run Road, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Oconee Memorial Hospital. A graveside service will be held 2 pm, Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.  A memorial service will also be held 2 pm, Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at Calvary […]

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Ebenezer Road Dollar General argued in court

Arguments were heard today regarding the challenge of whether a spot on the Ebenezer Road not far from the 4-way stop at 188 can be used for a Dollar General store.  How the controversy proceeds is in the hands of a circuit judge who is going to take the time for further study before ruling.  Attorney Larry Brandt, representing opposing […]

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Kellett neighborhood meeting

Leaders of Kellett neighborhood in Seneca are announcing a community meeting to solicit opinion on the city’s announcement of a draft master plan for the building and property that make up the former elementary school.  The meeting will take place at 6 o’clock Thursday evening in the Fellowship Hall of the Trinity Baptist Church.  Those attending may enter the meeting […]

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Mary Rumph

Seneca – Mary Elvina Rumph, 76, of 315 W. Sunset Strip Drive, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Lila Doyle Nursing Care. The family will receive friends at 5 pm, Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at Faith Baptist Church with a memorial service to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church Building Fund, PO […]

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Chattooga River accident

A National Guard Black Hawk helicopter was deployed Saturday afternoon to effect a rescue on the Wild and Scenic Chattooga River.  The chopper swooped down above the Lick Log/Pig Pen section north of Village Creek to lift a young Atlanta area man who tried to swing a rope into the river, fell short, and landed on a rocky bank.  The […]

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Cruising enjoys comeback in Westminster

  Westminster’s Yousef Mefleh may be 61 years old, but he’s not too old to partake in a recreation activity thought to be the province of the young.  As a city councilman, Mefleh had a hand in the city’s recent decision to welcome cruising back to the city.  There have now been two straight Saturday nights of large numbers of […]

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Luncheon tickets priced at $15 dollars

Tickets are being sold for this year’s Rotary/Apple Festival luncheon in Westminster, featuring State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman as guest speaker.  The luncheon takes place at 1 o’clock Friday, September 9 at the Westminster Baptist Church.  This year the tickets are priced at $15 dollars and are available at the Chamber of Commerce office and from any Rotary Club […]

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Contestants invited for Miss Oktoberfest

Miss Oktoberfest 2016 will be crowned this year in the auditorium at the Walhalla Middle School.  The pageant will take place 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon, October 9, and girls attending Oconee high schools are invited to sign up.  Miss Oktoberfest receives a $500 dollar scholarship. Four runners up will be named.  Applications are now being accepted and can be found […]

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Auditor receives Duke Energy’s new assessment

  The chief deputy auditor for Oconee County has received the new assessment to be applied to the county’s largest taxpayer.  And it amounts to $149.1 million.  Because Duke Energy qualifies for an $18.9 million exemption on the manufacturing portion of the assessment set by the state Department of Revenue, Duke’s 2016 obligation to Oconee County will be $32 thousand […]

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