Mayberry Days to stay in Westminster

The town that looks like Mayberry is going to keep Mayberry Days.  The nostalgic remembrance of a small town era will remain in Westminster.  In need of financial help, according to its organizer, Mayberry Days got it last night on a vote of the Westminster City Council.  The council voted to appropriate $5 thousand dollars to help the festival book […]

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Solicitor’s employee to run for the office

The deputy solicitor in Anderson County, Rame Campbell, is announcing his intent to run for Solicitor of the 10th Circuit, covering Oconee and Anderson.  Campbell is a Republican who gave up work as a criminal defense attorney to join the Solicitor’s office in 2005.  He’ll be seeking the office, which current Solicitor Chrissy Adams is giving up for health reasons. […]

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Fire strikes clubhouse in home development

  Fire is said to have heavily damaged or destroyed the clubhouse this morning at a Lake Keowee home development.  Oconee Rural Fire Control received the first call at 2 o’clock of a fire in the clubhouse at Waterside Crossing Clubhouse on N. Waterside Drive near 183, the Walhalla-Pickens Highway.   Volunteers from the Keowee-Ebenezer Fire Department are among the fire […]

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Frederick J. Mappus, Jr.

Frederick J. Mappus, Jr., 85, died Saturday, February 13, 2016.    Survivor include the wife Hallie of 56 years.   A memorial service will be 2:00 pm, Friday, February, 19, 2016, at St. Mark United Methodist Church.  The family will receive friends following the service.  Fred’s family acknowledges Oconee Hospice of the Foothills and Loving Health Care for providing compassionate care.  Memorials […]

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Businesswoman dies after accident near Walhalla

An Oconee businesswoman died in the hospital about two hours after an accident this morning on what are believed to have been icy road conditions near Walhalla.  Coroner Karl Addis says Judy Tilson, 63-year old Salem resident, died in the Oconee Memorial emergency department of blunt force chest trauma.  Tilson’s accident on n. highway 11 at the Lay Mill Bridge […]

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Car skids across Walhalla bridge

A car, believed to have been driven by a student on the way to school, skidded this morning across Walhalla’s N. Laurel Street bridge.  At that point, the police say, the car hit a mailbox, went out of control across a yard, and hit a parked truck.  Capt. Paul Harris said the impact knocked the truck into a carport.  The […]

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