Why Memorial Day is significant

The retired judge, Alex Macaulay, will stand before a crowd in Walhalla Monday and tell why Memorial Day is significant to him.  Macaulay was a medic during the war in Vietnam and he’s the featured speaker for Oconee County’s annual Memorial Day ceremony.  Everyone is invited for Monday’s noon hour event at the Walhalla Civic Auditorium. The highlight will be […]

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Holiday weekend starts summer travel

The motor club AAA projects around 1.5 million Carolinians on the roads this weekend bound for Memorial Day destinations.  Most will travel by motor vehicle and the airlines. Popular destinations are Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Savannah, Georgia; Orlando, Florida; and Denver, Colorado.  The long Memorial Day weekend also marks the beginning of the “100 deadliest days” for teenage drivers.  Seven of […]

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Walhalla man arrested in Westminster

The police in Westminster say an anonymous tip led them to make a traffic stop this week and arrest a Walhalla man who, the police say, was wanted on multiple charges.  Law enforcement reports identify the man arrested as Kevin Daniel Kelly, passenger in an SUV that was stopped during the noon hour Tuesday on Westminster’s Norris Street.  The Oconee […]

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Cain and Sloan pleased by Sanctuary Pointe announcement

Two Oconee County leaders are encouraged by the developers’ announcement of a revised master plan to develop an I-85 Lake Hartwell peninsula.  Ken Sloan, director of the Mountain Lakes Convention Visitors Bureau, says this could be the solution to the lack of a tourism draw in the southern part of the Oconee County.  The peninsula sits near the South Carolina-Georgia […]

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Brenda Hightower

  Easley – Brenda Watkins Hightower, 68, widower of the late Henry Hightower, formerly of Seneca, passed away Friday, May 6, 2016 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  A graveside service will be held 11am, Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Oconee Memorial Park. Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com SANDIFER FUNERAL HOME IS ASSISTING THE FAMILY  

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Half day classes next week

The last two days next week of the Oconee public school are half days of classes for students.  They are Wednesday and Thursday, June 1 and 2, with Thursday the last day of the school year.  Students should be sure to take all belongings home and parents should arrange to pick up any leftover medication.  The four high schools hold […]

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Mary Perry Kane

West Union, SC— Mary Perry Kane, 82, of 301 Bridgeport Drive, West Union, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at Brookdale Assisted Living in Easley, SC. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, May 28, 2016, at Rocky Knoll Baptist Church. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church, Saturday, May 28, 2016. […]

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Walhalla swimming season starts tomorrow

A full summer season of municipal swimming will open tomorrow evening at the Walhalla Swim Pool on W. Main Street.  Pool hours tomorrow will run 5 to 7 pm as part an  open house.  The YMCA is operating the pool for the summer and you can call them at 864/962-4049 to get a schedule and what it costs to enjoy […]

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Sanctuary Pointe plan changes

The Sanctuary Pointe developers are making official their change of plans for the peninsula on I-85 at Lake Hartwell in Oconee County.  They are announcing a partnership with state agencies and regional recreation management groups for an Outdoor Life Center.  Sanctuary Pointe now says it has approval from the Corps of Engineers and the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation […]

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School District deadline next week

When it comes to the school in which Oconee parents want their children enrolled next year, there’s an important deadline next week.  Wednesday, June 1 is the deadline for parents to complete an online school choice form, which can be found on the district website.   Oconee School District policy allows students to apply to attend any school in the district […]

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