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Morris Marvin Owens, Sr.

June 3, 2015

Morris Marvin Owens, Sr., 93, of 505 S. Tugaloo Street, Walhalla died Tuesday at his home, surrounded by his family.  He was the widower of Gladys Murphree Owens.  In 1985, Mr. Owens retired as manager of the then new Wigington Auto Parts Store in Walhalla. The funeral will be 2 p-m Saturday at Davenport Funeral…

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Road work begins Monday in northern Oconee

June 3, 2015

Major road construction work is scheduled to start Monday on South Carolina 130 south of the North Carolina line. The work, to be performed by crews from King Asphalt of Liberty, will take place on 130 from N. Little River Road to the state line. Projected date to complete the project is September 30. King…

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Warren Phillip “Phil” Durham

June 3, 2015

Warren Phillip “Phil” Durham, 68, of 1556 Dr. John’s Road, Westminster died Wednesday at the Cottingham Hospice House.  He was the husband of Betty Dickson Durham.  For 31 years, he worked as a welding instructor at the Hamilton Career Center.  A graveside service will be 11 a-m Saturday at First Baptist Memorial Park. There is…

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Graduation ceremonies this weekend!

June 3, 2015

Oconee County is getting ready to send out hundreds of young adults into the world beyond high school. Ceremonies are planned Friday for the seniors of Seneca, West-Oak, and Tamassee-Salem, while Walhalla seniors get their diplomas Saturday. Most of the schools are holding graduation in their football stadiums. If there is rain Saturday morning, Walhalla…

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Vouchers still available

June 3, 2015

There are still Farmers Market vouchers to be distributed by the United Way in downtown Seneca.  They’ll be issuing vouchers until 3 o’clock this afternoon to those senior citizens who qualify.  All you have to do is go to the United Way office and bring proof of identity, residence, and household income information.

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Why Lake Keowee dropped over the holiday weekend?

June 3, 2015

A Duke Energy official has offered an explanation why the level of Lake Keowee dropped Memorial Day weekend as the holiday weekend wore on. The answer given by Duke’s George Galleher relates to several weeks of maintenance at the utility’s Bad Creek hydro station. The work required what was described as a significant increase pump-back…

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Scott to speak at church event

June 3, 2015

U-S Senator Tim Scott, South Carolina Republican, will be in Seneca this month for a church event. Scott has been named speaker for a “God and Country” celebration arranged by Seneca Baptist Church, Utica Baptist Church, and the College Street Baptist Church of Walhalla. The event will take place Sunday, June 28 at the Seneca…

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Suspect still loose after March homicide near Seneca

June 3, 2015
Suspect still loose after March homicide near Seneca

“For the victims of this crime and their families, justice needs to be served.” Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw and his officers are alerting the public that a 30-year old man remains on the loose as a suspect in the March 9 homicide of Anthony Letron Holden at Sonny’s Bar and Grill on the Wells Highway.…

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Administrator’s work cut out for him

June 3, 2015

Scott Moulder’s note-taking was a reminder of the marching orders he was given during last night’s Oconee County Council meeting. Before making any decisions, the council will rely on its administrator to research a handful of questions. One is whether the county should join a lawsuit on behalf of five low state counties that seeks…

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Sheriff’s officer pleads for county raises

June 3, 2015

A sheriff’s officer appealed to Oconee County Council to award pay raises to county employees who, like other municipal residents, are being impacted by proposals to raise utility charges where they live. Capt. Jeff Underwood urged the council to raise taxes, as an investment in a good, quality workforce. As far as law enforcement is…

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Calendar

  • May 31, 2015 7:00 pmSpring Revival at Flat Shoals Baptist Church
  • June 3, 2015 3:00 pmWestminster Recreation Department Fall Sports Registration
  • June 4, 2015 3:00 pmWestminster Recreation Department Fall Sports Registration
  • June 5, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
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