Democrat says Clinton-Kaine signs stolen

A long-time political worker says there have always been candidate signs that mysteriously disappear in Oconee County, but Democrat Mike Evatt says the level of theft seems unprecedented to him.  Evatt says someone is stealing signs or damaging them, and he has reported the instances to the Sheriff’s Office.  In some parts of the county, such as Keowee community, Evatt […]

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Piedmont woman implicated in Oconee burglary

A woman held in jail in Anderson has been implicated in an Oconee County burglary.  Lindy Nicole Davis (left), 30-year old Piedmont resident, was in the custody today of Oconee County law enforcement.  The Sheriff’s Office announces charges of grand larceny and first degree burglary against Davis.  She is accused of burglary September 1 on McClain Drive in the vicinity […]

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Darlene Smith

Westminster – Patsy Darlene Smith, 77, wife of Marvin Leon Carpenter, of 526 Cleveland Pike Road, passed away Sunday, November 6, 2016 at her residence.  A graveside service will be held 2:30 pm, Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Old Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 1-2 prior at Sandifer Funeral Home. The family is at the […]

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Wildfire closes off Whitewater Falls visitors area

A small, isolated fire closed off public viewing yesterday at the popular Whitewater Falls in both Oconee County, South Carolina and Jackson County, North Carolina.  The fire approaching the Upper Whitewater Falls in NC is said to have destroyed 50 acres and caused smoke to drift into Oconee County.  Shane Gibbs says Oconee Emergency Services investigated the incident after receiving […]

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Economic Alliance aids Walhalla re-vitalization

Walhalla is getting Oconee county help to re-vitalize the downtown business district.  The Oconee Economic Alliance, as part of Destination Oconee, has bought signs for the downtown.  A new window decal with Walhalla’s Destination Oconee branded logo has been added to the restroom building, adjacent to the police station.  The Economic Alliance partners with Walhalla’s new Downtown Development Corporation to […]

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Oconeeans are on the ballot tomorrow

Oconee voters may cast ballots tomorrow from 7 in the morning until 7 at night at their polling locations.  Like voters elsewhere, there are many Oconeeans motivated by the race for President.  Still many observers are sickened by this year’s field and will be glad to get the race behind them.  One is Jim Bohannon, a national radio show host […]

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What happens if you don’t have a photo ID?

Here are some additional factoids for tomorrow’s election, as provided by the South Carolina Election Commission: Q.  What if I don’t have one of these Photo IDs? A.  If you do not have one of these photo IDs, you can make your voting experience as fast and easy as possible by getting one before Election Day.  If you are already […]

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