Westminster Library to get new roof this week

The Westminster branch of the Oconee Public Library gets a new roof this week.  It’s considered a two-day project, possibly three.  The work starts Wednesday and will mean, for safety reasons, the parking lot will be blocked to public access.  Patrons are requested to return items to other branches.  The new roof is being funded by the remaining money from […]

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Blue Ridge Financial Corporation pays dividend

The Board of Directors of Blue Ridge Financial Corporation, the holding company of Blue Ridge Bank, recently declared a cash dividend in the amount of $204,799.00 or $.50 per share payable to stockholders on record by December 1, 2016.  This brings the total cash dividends paid by the bank and the holding company to a combined total of $6,871,590.00 since […]

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Janie Montez Putnam Powell

Westminster, SC— Janie Montez Putnam Powell, 71, wife of Jerry M. Powell, of 2166 Highway 59, Westminster, passed away Thursday, December 8, 2016, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Sunday, December 11, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Powell Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 […]

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Nadia Mae Kondwros

Walhalla, SC— Nadia Mae Kondwros, 39, of 205 Deer Creek Trail, Walhalla passed away Thursday, December 8, 2016 at her home.Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P. M. on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 P. M. on Monday, […]

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Salem parade is re-set for Sunday

If there is an advantage of having to wait an extra week for the Salem Christmas Parade and the appearance of the Jolly Old Man in the red suit it is that the new parade date, this Sunday, is a week closer to Christmas and within just a few days of the official start of winter.  The Salem parade, postponed […]

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Construction starts on new home for the legionnaires

Construction has begun on the long-awaited new home for Walhalla’s American legionnaires.  According to an announcement by Jerry Dyar (2nd from left), the public information officer for Post 124, the legionnaires are grateful to everyone who is helping make the Kenneth Street building project a reality.  And that includes Bob Winchester (far right), the executive director of the Joint Regional […]

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Donation drive for Gatlinburg

Details are being announced of an Oconee County relief effort for those impacted by fire in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  Walhalla Water Department and Northwestern Supply Company are asking for your support the recovery of those affected by the wildfires.  Among items needed are pet food; household items, including canned food and packaged snacks; bottled water and sports drinks; toiletries, clothes; and […]

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Top challenges in front of state lawmakers

Fresh from a re-organization meeting for the next session of the state representatives, one Oconee lawmaker thinks he has a handle on what are to be the top legislative issues during 2017.  Representative Bill Whitmire, Walhalla Republican, admitted yesterday that job one will be some kind of permanent solution to how South Carolina will fund the repair of its roads […]

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