State road money reserved for Oconee

At the request of Oconee County roads and bridges department, $1 million dollars worth of state “C” Fund money will be reserved for Oconee County projects to go for contractors’ bids this summer.  Mack Kelley, the county director of public works, presented the request this morning to the “C” Fund Committee and it was approved without objection.  The reserved money […]

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“Nothing more than a long driveway”

Members of Oconee’s State “C” Fund Committee recognize the need to fix a rural road north of Walhalla, but they can’t justify the high cost involved.  After having seen the remote roadway that connects highway 107 with the state’s Fish Hatchery, Dick Cottingham says he can’t recommend it.  Allocating more than $1 million dollars for a remote road whose traffic […]

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Judy Caywood explains why she loves Westminster

Judy Caywood says a small town atmosphere, reminiscent of the past, was a big reason she was attracted to Westminster and why she bought a home there.  And she wanted the Westminster City Council to know, “I’m living proof you can sell a house in Westminster.”  Caywood, who lives on Retreat Street, told the mayor and council this week she […]

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Busy time ahead April 21-24

Chances are during one weekend next month that if you look over your shoulder the person standing next to you is someone you don’t know.  And he or she is likely to be a visitor who will bring a smile to the face of Ken Sloan.  The executive director of the Mountain Lakes Convention Visitors Bureau is all about welcoming […]

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Trip to Lyman worth it for Walhalla girl

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It’s a long way across the Upstate from Oconee to the other side of Greenville, but the trip was well worth it for a Walhalla girl.  Morgan McCall, a junior at Walhalla High School, entered the Miss Lyman Teen contest and won.  Now Morgan will take her crown and compete for Miss South Carolina Teen June 25 in Columbia, on […]

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First-day political qualifiers

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Six men and women were the first day qualifiers in Oconee County to run as candidates in this year’s primary elections.  All are seeking office through the state Republican primary in June.  The candidates are Wilson Burr for Solicitor; Beverly Whitfield for Clerk of court; Karl Addis for Coroner; Christy Hubbard for Auditor; Greg Nowell for Treasurer; and Julian Davis […]

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Calvin Albertson

Walhalla – Calvin Donald Lamar Albertson, 41, 204 Johnson Drive, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Oconee Memorial Hospital. A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Saturday, March 19, 2016 at New Life Praise and Worship.  Burial will follow in South Union Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, Friday, March 18, 2016 at […]

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Opening day qualifiers

Four Oconeeans were opening day qualifiers for the June primary election.  As received by the office of Oconee Elections in the first hour and a half of qualifying today were Karl Addis for Coroner, Greg Nowell for Treasurer; Christy Hubbard for Auditor; and Julian Davis, for District Seat Four, Oconee County Council.  All are Republicans. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Westminster losing its administrator

Here is the statement from City of Westminster about the decision that Jeff Lord is leaving his job as city administrator:  “Westminster City Administrator, Jeff Lord, will be moving on to take the Town Administrator position for the Town of Moncks Corner. Mr. Lord informed Council at last night’s City Council Meeting. “I have really enjoyed my time with the […]

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