Frank Lee Jr.

Frank Clyde Lee Jr., 58, of Williams Farm Road, Westminster died Saturday at the Cottingham Hospice House.  The funeral will be 2 pm Wednesday from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family receives friends from 6-8 pm Tuesday at Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family is at the the home of his daughter, Jennifer and Josh Owens, 110 Morgan Creek […]

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Five remaining suspects sought

By mid Friday afternoon, the Oconee Sheriff’s Office still sought five remaining suspects in the drug sweep “Operation Chizel.”  By Friday morning, 19 individuals had been arrested.  “Operation Ice Chizel has been a success so far but we have reached a point in our investigation in which we are seeking our final five suspects and we need the help of […]

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Laura Thrasher

Laura Jean Ables Thrasher, 88, died Wednesday at her home.  She was the widow of Hubert A-C Thrasher.  The funeral will be 3 pm Saturday at Bethel Baptist Church, with visitation prior to the service from 2-3 pm at the church.  Burial follows in the church cemetery.  Family members are at their homes.  In place of flowers, memorials may be […]

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Grace Nichols Powell

Grace Louis Nichols Powell of West Union died Thursday.  She was the widow of L-J Powell. A memorial service celebrating her life will be 2 pm Monday at Welcome Wesleyan Church, with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 4-7 pm Sunday at Davenport Funeral Home.  The family is at the home.  In place of […]

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Barbara Faye Pace

Barbara Faye Pace, 59, pf 8657 N. Hwy. 11, Tamassee died Friday at her home.  She was the wife of Timothy Martin Pace.  Graveside service will be 4 pm Monday at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family receives friends from 2-3:30 pm Monday at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers accepted.  Memorials may be made to Oconee Hospice of the Foothills, […]

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Oconee beefs up its unemployment rolls

Between September and October, an additional 330 people were added to Oconee’s workforce.  The state reported today that the county’s jobless rate fell again in October—-to 5.3% from September’s 5.6%.  At 5.3%, Oconee remains in the lower one third of the state’s counties for the lowest unemployment rates.  Jasper, Greenville, and Charleston counties are the lowest at 4.7% while Orangeburg, […]

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Traffic devices being moved

The contractor will move traffic devices on Walhalla’s Main Street today—-to prepare for the start of demolition on the south side of the street at Main and Catherine.  That demolition work is to begin on Monday.  According to contractor Hutch ‘N Son, it hopes to affix additional lane striping this afternoon.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Grant request comes thru for Westminster

An outside government grant will allow Westminster to upgrade transformers in the city’s electrical system.  Coming Westminster’s way is a grant of $81,250 from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.  “This project is part of our effort to upgrade all of our old 2,400 volt transformers so we can switch to the more efficient 7,200 V circuit,” according to […]

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College Application Month a success in Oconee

early acceptance SHS, rotated

Typically the month of October is a time that school districts organize visits by colleges, help with applications, and encourage students to take advantage of the fee application waivers that some institutions offers at this time.  The school district is reporting numbers of students at the county’s four high schools who are interested in college.  West-Oak designated one week to […]

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Charges to be filed alleging domestic violence

Law enforcement officers are pursuing warrants against a 50-year old man taken into custody as a suspect in a domestic violence incident early yesterday near Townville.  The Oconee Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a disturbance on Timberlake Drive and later apprehended the man and confiscated a knife in the Tokeena Crossroads area.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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