Westminster policeman resigns

The Westminster police have confirmed the resignation of one of their officers.  This after, the officer’s arrest Sunday on the charge of domestic violence second degree.  Corp. Timothy Hugh Williamson II had worked for the police department for three years.  Chief Dean Awalt says Williamson resigned this morning.  According to the booking report from the Oconee Law Enforcement Center, Williamson […]

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Spay/neuter program works

Oconee County Council members are being told that their funding means success to the Humane Society’s low income spay/neuter assistance program.  Using county funding, the Humane Society relies on volunteers and paid staff to carry out the program.  A report provided a council committee shows spay/neuter has resulted in 29% fewer intakes and a 60% increase in adoptions at the […]

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Clarence Knight Busch

Death has taken the man known as the last Pearl Harbor survivor who lived in Oconee County.  Clarence Knight Busch, who had lived at Mountain Rest, died Saturday at the home of a daughter in W. Columbia.  He was 98.  The funeral will be 4 pm Wednesday at Davenport Funeral Home; the burial in St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery.  The […]

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A sizzling July 4 weekend!

Walhalla has recorded its first 100-degree day of the summer.  The thermometer hit the century mark on Sunday, according to Barbara Wilson, the U-S Weather Observer.  And it’s likely it won’t be the last 100-degree day of the summer, if the forecast for late this week proves true.  The official high for Walhalla for Independence Day yesterday was 96 degrees.

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Walhalla records first 100-degree day

Walhalla has recorded its first 100-degree day of the summer.  The thermometer hit the century mark on Sunday, according to Barbara Wilson, the U-S Weather Observer.  And it’s likely it won’t the last 100-degree day of the summer, if the forecast for late this week proves true.  The official high for Walhalla for Independence Day yesterday was 96 degrees.

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Learning the skill of a master forester

As part of a summer camp assignment, Clemson University forestry students trekked up Western North Carolina’s Whiteside Mountain to collect plant and tree species and identify topographic traits of the area.  They are part of a seven-week program to give them hands-on experience in the field of forestry.  The forestry industry in South Carolina has an $18.6 billion annual economic […]

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Etta Levenia Clark

Seneca, SC — Etta Levenia Sluder Clark, 80, wife of the late Melvin Clark of 296 Cannon Road, Seneca passed away Saturday, July 2, 2016 at her residence. Graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6, […]

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Michael Reed

      Westminster – Michael Albert Reed, 55, husband of Regina Renee Deel Reed, 187 School House Road, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2016 at Oconee Memorial Hosptial. A cryptside service will be held at 4 pm, Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at Heritage Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. The family is at the residence.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting […]

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Eva Owens

Westminster- Eva Hazel Bolt Owens, 91, widow of the late Estis “Tut” Melvin Owens, 358 Cobb Bridge Road, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2016 at her residence.  A funeral service will be held at 11 am, Sunday, July 3, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive […]

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