Avon Cleland

Westminster – Avon Arve Cleland, 71, wife of Phillip “Phil” Allen Cleland, 125 Arves Landing Road, passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at the Cottingham Hospice House.  A memorial service will be held at 5 pm, Saturday, October 8, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com  SANDIFER FUNERAL HOME IS ASSISTING […]

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Threat to lead to criminal charges

  The posting on an instagram account has landed a Pendleton High student in trouble with the law. Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says for making threats toward West-Oak High students, the Anderson County boy likely will face criminal charges from two counties.  The Pendleton student was interviewed today while extra deputies were posted at all West-Oak area schools.  The high […]

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Brockington: There is a lesson to be learned

  A Westminster city councilman says the lesson to be drawn from the events that led to the mayor building a cabin on city property is that all major decisions relating to city business must be addressed with the full city council during public meetings.  Councilman Bill Brockington has written a letter to the editor, explaining further what was behind […]

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Twelve hopefuls for Miss Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest flags are going up today in Walhalla.  And 12 young ladies are the field of contestants for Miss Oktoberfest.  They will compete in interviews and in both casual and formal wear at 4 o’clock this Sunday at the Walhalla Middle School.  Tickets are five dollars and will be sold at the door.  This year’s contestants are Aubrey Bailey, London […]

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Threat called “unsubstantiated”

Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says, so far, law enforcement believes a threat made to West-Oak High School students is unsubstantiated.  That threat, thru social media, originated from outside the county.  According to Crenshaw, law enforcement elsewhere is interviewing a student but they do not believe, at this time, there is any danger to Oconee County students.  Out of precaution, extra Oconee […]

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Retired general keynotes Saturday night banquet

Retired General David Petreaus told a crowd in Toccoa Saturday that terrorism is the struggle of a generation. He spoke at Saturday’s $50 dollar a plate Currahee Military Weekend banquet at Toccoa’s National Guard Armory. According to Petreaus, fighting terrorism will require an approach that can be sustained for decades if necessary. “It takes more than drone strikes, more than […]

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Forum to address tainted fish

  A state health official will address the problem of mercury-impaired fish during a public forum this week in Oconee County.  The public is invited to the event by FOLKS—Friends of Lake Keowee.  The event will be 6:30 Thursday night at Duke’s World of Energy, with refreshments served at 6 o’clock.  James Glover of the SC Dept. of Health and […]

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Fire hydrant maintenance

Across the Walhalla fire district personnel will flush hydrants throughout October.  The works starts today.  This could cause discolored water for a short time.  According to the city of Walhalla, the water is safe to drink.  But good advice is to check the water before running the laundry.

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Fire destroys home in Pickens

A late Saturday afternoon fire in the town of Pickens destroyed a home on Patterson Street. American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers assisted a family of three…one adult and two children. The Red Cross met the immediate needs of the fire victims by providing financial assistance for temporary lodging and for replacement of food and clothing, along with comfort kits, containing […]

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