Incumbent faces challenge in District Two

Wayne McCall places his record for benevolence before the voters in his district as he bids for a new, four-year term on the Oconee County Council. And he gave examples during last night’s forum that include donating his council salary to financially-troubled residents within District Two and the volunteer work that he and others put in to return the Walhalla […]

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Four new drug arrests in the latest Oconee roundup

  Four additional drug arrests are being announced by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office as part of a countywide sweep begun April 29.  Those arrests for a variety of alleged drug offenses are reported the same day as Oconee County political candidates addressed the scourge of drugs on society, as the candidates spoke during a forum at Seneca’s Gignilliat Community Center.

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Candidates pitch for votes in Seneca

Politics 2016 arrived in Oconee County last night during the first candidates’ forum of the election year.  About 50 people attended the event sponsored by the Oconee Republican Party.  The candidates for circuit solicitor and for three seats on the Oconee County Council got a chance to make statements and answer questions, a few of which seemed to get under […]

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William Eugene Hunnicutt

Walhalla, SC— William Eugene Hunnicutt, 47, of 667 Adam Sullivan Road, Walhalla, passed away Monday, May 9, 2016, at Oconee Memorial Hospital. In addition to his father, Gene was preceded in death by his brother: Tony Hunnicutt; and sister: Joni Addis. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial […]

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C-B Phillips

Walhalla – CB Phillips, 86, of 121 Old Flat Shoals Road, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2016 at Majesty Heath and Rehab. A memorial service will be held from 12-2 pm, Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Fairview Community Church, 334 Ebenezer Road, West Union, SC 29691.  The family is at their respective homes.   In lieu of flowers, memorials in his […]

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Child sex crimes alleged in Westminster

  An investigation in Westminster led the city police to arrest and charge a 45-year old man in a case alleging child sex crimes.  An announcement by Chief Dean Awalt states the man arrested, Robert Keith Witzman, was charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor second degree and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.  Affidavits to warrants charging […]

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Seneca resident receives faculty award

Seneca resident Jan Gibbs, an adjunct instructor/lecturer in Tri-County Technical College’s Medical Assisting program, received the College’s 2016 Adjunct Faculty Presidential Award May 4. The award is given annually at the spring faculty/staff convocation to the adjunct faculty member who is recognized for excellence in teaching, who has consistently high student evaluations and who supports the philosophy and goals of […]

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No Democratic primary in Oconee

This year’s Republican primary is the only game in town for the Oconee County voters.  Because there is no opposition for the Democratic nomination for any office for which voters in Oconee County are eligible to vote, there will be no separate primary this year for Democratic voting.   According to the county elections office, if you have previously requested an […]

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Waterfall officially named for Sid Ballenger

An agency within the U-S Department of Interior has recognized a late Walhallan by naming a waterfall in his memory.  A letter from Lou Yost, executive secretary for the U-S Board of Geographic Names, states that a 55-foot waterfall in the vicinity of the Chattooga River is now officially “Sid’s Falls.”  The name recognizes the late Sid Ballenger Jr.  The […]

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