Workers needed for next month’s primaries

Election workers are needed to help Oconee stage next month’s Presidential primary elections.  The primaries take place February 20 and 27.  The office of Oconee Registration and Election urges you to show your patriotism and get paid for it. ·        Training classes begin next week so call the Office of VR and Elections ASAP if you are interested! ·        Must […]

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George Donald Henry

George Donald Henry, 80, of Social Circle, Georgia, Oconee native, died Thursday.  He was the husband of Patricia Ann Henry.  A memorial service will be 2 pm Saturday at Davenport Funeral Home.  The family receives friends Saturday from 12:30-1:30 pm, prior to the service, at Davenport Funeral Home.  In place of flowers, memorials may be made to Open Door Baptist […]

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Mayor Cook will be Arizona-bound

J-C Cook saw the Clemson Tigers win the national championship in 1981, and 35 years later he’s not going to miss the chance to see that happen a second time.  So, Cook, now the mayor of Clemson, will be one of the many Tiger fans boarding planes this week to fly to the Phoenix area.  Cook these days finds himself […]

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Change at the top of Oconee Planning Commission

The gavel at Oconee Planning Commission is in new hands.  During its first 2016 meeting, the commissioners last night elected David Ownbey chairman in place of Gwen McPhail.  Ownbey and McPhail contested for the position, decided by a vote of the commission.  In a second vote, William Childress defeated McPhail for the position of vice chair. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Meeting date adjusted

The annual members meeting of the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority, originally planned for Monday night, January 11, has now been announced for the night of January 25.  101.7/WGOG NEWS has been told that several commissioners have simply said that, on the night of the national title game, they won’t be available to meet. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Too cold to pour concrete

Sub-freezing temperatures make this day impossible to pour concrete, as part of the Walhalla Streetscape.  The contractor says other work will be done, including electrical conduit and the completion of a waterline between Ann and Spring on the south side of Main Street. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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So they don’t miss one play of the game!

The start time for next Monday’s meeting of the Oconee school trustees has been moved forward one hour, to 5 in the afternoon.  The reason?  So, the trustees can be better positioned to have finished their duties in order to get in front of a TV set for the Clemson-Alabama national championship game. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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No more worn and tattered flags

WES flags

Torn and tattered American and South Carolina flags flying at one Oconee County public school are no more.  At last month’s meeting of the Westminster City Council, Mayor Rick McCormick presented six new flags to Westminster Principal Chad Lusk and Student Council leaders Abby Williams and Grant Mobley.  The Student Council noticed the old, worn out flags and wrote letters […]

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William Frank Harris

William Frank Harris, 76, of 201 Delphi Drive, Seneca died Friday at his home.  He was the husband of Kathleen Batchelor Harris.  The funeral will be 4 pm Wednesday at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel.  The family receives friends from 3-4 pm, prior to the service, at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers accepted.  Memorials may be made to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundnation, 230 […]

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Louise Collins Haley

Louise Collins Haley, 71, of 1125 S. Andover Drive, Walhalla died Sunday at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  Among her survivors is her companion of 31 years, Ralph Roach. Graveside services will be 2 pm Wednesday at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.  The family receives friends from 6-8 pm Tuesday at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers accepted.  The family is at the home.  Condolences may […]

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