Outdoor enthusiasts tout Walhalla

Outdoor enthusiasts see a bicycle mecca in the future for Walhalla.  Jim Majors, the Upstate trail coordinator for the Palmetto Conservation Foundation, said during a meeting last night at Old St. John’s, “We want to make Walhalla a mountain biking mecca.”  Majors and other officials are promoting Walhalla as the northern end for a 350-mile statewide trail.  Extensions will add […]

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Cars collide at Seneca intersection

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West bound traffic on the 123 Seneca By-Pass slowed down late yesterday afternoon as emergency responders attended to a two-car accident at the 123 and Mountain View Drive intersection.  Involved were a Jeep Liberty and a Nissan SUV, and the police say the SUV driver was sent to the Oconee Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Janice Ruth Hardy

Janice Ruth Hardy, 78, former resident of Lizella, Georgia died Tuesday at Lila Doyle.  She was the widow of Joe Earnest Hardy Jr.  Flowers are accepted.  The family is at the residence, 133 Cane Creek Road, Walhalla, SC  29691.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.davenportfuneralhome.com.  Davenport Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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DOT proposes I-85 bridge replacements

The DOT proposes to spend hundreds of millions of dollars statewide to replace bridges on the interstate highways, including two sets of bridges in Oconee County.  The Department of Transportation invites public comment on the projects including $33.3 million dollars of work to replace the I-85 northbound and southbound bridges over Lake Hartwell and $26.2 million to replace the I-85 […]

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Hold placed on ex-chief’s retirement money

The Oconee judge who sentenced Scott Bannister has now signed an order that attaches a lien on the state retirement of the former Westminster police chief.  At the request of City Attorney Derek Enderlin, 10th Circuit Judge Alex Macaulay ruled that it’s appropriate for a lien to be placed on Bannister’s account with the Police Officers’ Retirement System for the […]

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Tony E. Campbell

Tony E. Campbell, 48, of 1021 Wildwood Ave., Goose Creek, native of Salem, died in Holland, Ohio.  The funeral will be 11 am Friday at Davenport Funeral Home with entombment to follow in Heritage Memorial Gardens.  The family receives friends from 9:30-10:30 am Friday, prior to the service, at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers accepted.  Memorials may be made to the […]

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Patricia “Cookie” Thompson Evatt

Patricia “Cookie” Thompson Evatt, 74, of 1229 Evatt Road, Seneca died Monday at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  She was the widow of Robert Kendall Evatt.  The funeral will be 2 pm Friday at Maranatha Baptist Church with burial to follow in Oconee Memorial Park. The family receives friends from 6-8 pm Thursday at Davenport Funeral Home.  In place of flowers, memorials […]

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Wet conditions impede Main Street project

The wet conditions are impeding progress this week in the project to finish the Walhalla Streetscape project.  As part of the work to re-build the sidewalk on the south side of Main Street, between Ann and Catherine streets, crews of Hutch ‘N Son might tear out the small sidewalk in that area.  But the contractor promises to replace the walk […]

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“ATAX” funds available by application

An Oconee County commission stands ready to award funds to those who will advance local tourism, cultural events, and the like.  The county’s Parks, Recreation and Tourism Commission announces that it has $30 thousand derived through the collection of “ATAX”—the Accommodations Tax.  You can request an application guide by calling the PRT office at 888-1488 or online at www.oconeesc.com.  The […]

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Mark Sanders

Mark Lane Sanders, 56, died Sunday.  He was the husband of Connie Sanders.  A celebration of life will be held 2 pm Saturday from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. The family receives friends from noon-1:30 pm prior at the funeral home.  Family members are at their homes.  Flowers accepted.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.  Sandifer Funeral […]

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