Agenda set for Oconee County Council

The first week of February will be a week for important business for the Oconee County Council.  At council’s regular meeting at 6 Tuesday night, a variety of business awaits the five-member panel that sets policy for county government.  Those matters include the annual financial report from the county’s outside auditors and a presentation by Charles Lutz on Senate Bill […]

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Plan rid Upstate creeks of bacteria

The first stakeholders’ meeting for a plan to remove bacteria from the creeks of Upstate South Carolina takes place next month in Central.  Clemson cooperative Extension is among one dozen partners at work on the “Twelve Mile, Eighteen Mile and Golden Creek Watershed Plan.”  The goal is to clean up bacteria pollution in those watercourses.  The public is encouraged to […]

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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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