Anderson residents charged in Oconee theft

The apprehension of a 24-year old man is the first of what the Oconee Sheriff’s Office hopes will be the arrests of two Anderson residents who allegedly took a contractor’s equipment last summer in Oconee County.  Authorities say Justin Brent Kirby was arrested during the weekend and charged with grand larceny in the theft of a 2015 dual axle dump […]

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Walhalla judge donned the robe a year ago

The Walhalla municipal judge is close to ready to hand the mayor and city council a report on his first year behind the bench.  It was this time a year ago, to fill the void left by Scott Sprouse, that Jim Williams took over the courtroom at Main and N. College.  After 18 years, Sprouse resigned after his elevation to […]

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Hundreds attend Lake Hartwell meeting

Property owners at Lake Hartwell may be a little more hopeful today after hearing from Georgia U.S. Congressman Doug Collins last night on the Corps of Engineers’ plan to ban permits allowing them to use lake water to irrigate their lawns and gardens. WLHR of Lavonia reported hundreds packed the Hart County Library for the meeting of the Hart County […]

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Temps in the teens delay Streetscape

At Mountain Rest, one man’s thermometer read 12 degrees this morning.  In Walhalla, the low fluctuated in the teens.  And that is why the contractor delayed the start of Streetscape work today until 9 o’clock this morning.  Despite yesterday’s cold, according to Hutch ‘n Son, A-T-and-T conduits were placed across Main Street at the Catherine Street intersection.  The plan today […]

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Westminster amends tonight’s agenda

A change in tonight’s agenda has placed the job of code enforcement officer as an executive session item for the Westminster City Council.  This evening’s meeting of the city council will be the first of the New Year for the city’s elected leadership that now includes a new mayor and three new council members.  The meeting takes place at the […]

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Steven Webb

Steven Webb, 67, of 337 Webb Drive, Mountain Rest died Monday at his home home.  He was the husband of Betty Ramey Webb.  No formal service will be held.  Family members are at their homes.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.  Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Betty Clark

Betty Clark, 81,  of Alexander Road, Seneca died Sunday at Oconee Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of James “Furman” Clark.  A graveside service will be held at 11:30 am Wednesday at Oconee Memorial Park.  Family members are at their homes.  Flowers accepted.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.  Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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I-85 fatality identified

The Oconee coroner has identified the fatality in yesterday morning’s accident on I-85 at Fair Play as Lam Le, a 48-year old resident of Chamblee, Georgia.  Her husband, Loi Ngoc Nguyen, the sedan car driver, was flown by medical helicopter for treatment at a Greenville hospital.  Their southbound car is believed to have left the southbound lanes and penetrated a […]

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Frank Russell Moore

Frank Russell Moore, 75, of 150 Sweet Water Road, Wahalla died Saturday at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  A memorial service will be 1 pm Wednesday at 170 Sweet Water Road, Walhalla, SC  29691, with masonic rites.  Flowers accepted.  The family is at the home of the son, Allen Moore of Walhalla.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.davenportfuneralhome.com. […]

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Oconee’s Jordanie Mertil wins MLK award

    An employee with Oconee Memorial Hospital was named the recipient of the Greenville Health System’s 9th annual Martin Luther King Diversity Leadership Award, while an innovative program serving Oconee County families received the departmental award. The awards honor a GHS employee and department that exemplify the values of Dr. King, said Kinneil Coltman, chief diversity officer for Greenville Health […]

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