Kenneth Wood

Kenneth Carl Wood, 83, of the New Madison Community, Westminster died Thursday.  He was the husband of Susan Chandler.  A memorial service is planned 2 pm Friday tat Sandifer Funeral Home.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.  Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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New Year’s Eve traffic stop snares theft suspect

Amber Lynn Moore

A traffic stop conducted by the Walhalla police New Year’s Eve apprehended an Anderson woman for whom the Oconee Sheriff’s Office held an arrest warrant. According to the Sheriff’s Office, 23-year old Amber Lynn Moore is charged with grand larceny November 15 of items belonging to family members near the Highlands Highway, Walhalla. A padlock to the door to a […]

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Clemson traffic delays and diversions

Storm water, sewer, and water upgrades have started on College Street in Clemson.  The work is taking place at night to minimize inconvenience.  Boring will start at Strode Circle and, during day time, work its way to Keith Street, but according to the city it will take three weeks for the crew to reach Keith Street.  All public parking spaces […]

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“Pay as you throw”–an idea

Scott Moulder stresses no decisions have been made—-and Oconee County Council has taken no vote—but the idea is being considered to make the county’s recycling centers an enterprise fund and move them away from tax-supported operations.   To do that would require “a pay as you throw” concept when using the recycling center, formerly called manned convenience centers.  Moulder told the […]

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Paying to sewer the I-85 corridor

Scott Moulder says the money required to bring piped sewer to the four-mile stretch of Oconee on I-85 is money that simply is not laying around in the county’s coffers.  But the county administrator said today the county’s newly-hired grant writer has identified as many as four potential sources for the county to access what it will need.  The county […]

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Degraded cables require special inspection

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced this morning it will begin a special inspection at Duke’s Oconee nuclear plant to assess the degradation of power cables on startup transformers for two of the plant’s three units.  The special inspection starts tomorrow.  According to the NRC, “A plant operator making routine inspections on Dec. 7 discovered a cable that should have been […]

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Career expo this week

Learn about short-term job training and scholarships to pay for it during a career expo this week at Tri-County Technical College.  The expo takes place at Industrial and Business Development Center on the Pendleton campus Friday from 9 a-m to 1 p-m.  Those who attend may interview with companies, learn about the QuickJobs career training programs, and how the training […]

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Margie Frances Dotson

Margie Frances Cohen Dotson, 91, of Salem died Sunday at National Health Care in Laurens.  She was the widow of Carl William Dotson.  The funeral will be 11 am Friday at Oconee Memorial Park Chapel, with entombment to follow.  In place of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.  Condolences may be sent to the family […]

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Nearly 71 inches’ rain in 2015

In a look back at the year just finished, the Walhalla Weather Observer recounts nearly 71 inches of rain—making 2015 one of the wettest but not the wettest in all the years that her family has kept records.  Ironically, the first three days of 2016 saw no measurable amounts of rain at the Walhalla weather station maintained by Barbara Wilson.  […]

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William Howard Bentley

William Howard Bentley, 75, of 196 Burns Mill Road, West Union died Sunday at his home. He was the husband of Joan Seay Bentley.  The funeral will be 4 pm Thursday at Davenport Funeral Home.  The family receives friends from 2:30-3:30 pm Thursday at Davenport Funeral Home, prior to the service.  In place of flowers, the family suggests that memorials […]

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