Planning Commission vote to alter Walhalla boundary

  A vote at City Hall last night is a recommendation to expand the Walhalla city limits and remove confusion at the James Brown Elementary School.  Chairwoman Martha Murtiashaw of the city planning commission said only about one-half of the school building on the Coffee Road is currently inside the city boundaries.  With approval by the city council, the annexation […]

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Duncan votes to roll back Obamacare

    Third District Rep. Jeff Duncan and the rest of his House colleagues voted yesterday to repeal Obamacare—the Affordable Health Care Act.  The vote was 217-213. In a statement, Duncan said, “The dismantling of Obamacare took a major step forward today with the passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). This is a rising sun moment for the […]

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Paul Hull

  Paul Daniel Hull, 93, was born on May 18, 1923 in Westminster, SC and passed away May 3, 2017. A private graveside service will be held in Westminster, SC at East View Cemetery with a visitation to be held from 10-11 am at Sandifer Funeral Home prior to the graveside.  The memorial service will be held Saturday, May 6, […]

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Robbie Marcengill Collins

  Westminster-Robbie Marcengill Collins, 84, wife of the late JB Collins of Cedar Wood Ranch Road went to be with the Lord Thursday May 4, 2017. Funeral Services will be 3:00 pm Sunday at the Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1-2:30 prior to the services […]

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Next Pioneer “Town Hall” meeting May 12

Officials of Pioneer Rural Water District have set 6 o’clock Friday evening, May 12 at South Union Baptist Church as the date, time and location for their next “Town Hall” meeting.  This meeting is designed for District Three customers, those represented by Jerry Barlow, but any Pioneer customer may attend.  The retail supplier has scheduled meetings across its district as […]

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Pioneer trial to take place August 28

  A trial will apparently settle the controversy over whether Pioneer Rural Water has the right to go forward with its treatment plant project.  A judge in Anderson today ordered the attorneys on all sides to come up with a satisfactory date.  Among three dates, they agreed on the week of August 28 in Oconee County.  The judge is likely […]

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Moon and Pollock confirmed as part-time judges

State Senator Thomas Alexander has sent word from Columbia that Erin Moon and Dan Pollock have been officially confirmed as part-time Oconee County magistrates.  Moon and Pollock are expected to be slotted by Chief Magistrate Todd Simmons into the county’s system of three full-time magistrate courts.  They are expected to see duty in the Oconee Law Enforcement Center, in part, […]

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Government service agency funnels big bucks to Oconee

A water project on West Union’s Schroder Street and Burns Mill Road is an example of how a government service agency still benefits Oconee County.  The South Carolina Appalachian Council of Governments in Greenville has been around since the years of the President Lyndon Johnson administration.  Steve Pellisier, A-COG Director, delivered his agency’s annual report this week to the Oconee […]

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Westminster Masons re-locate their annual sale

  Flood damage to the Westminster Masonic Hall has forced the Masons to re-locate their annual sale of tomato and flower plants.  The sale is now underway at the front of the Oconee Habitat for Humanity store in the Bountyland Community.  There, you can buy ready-for-the-ground tomato and flower plants.  What you pay goes to the Habitat’s mission to put […]

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Husband named suspect in wife’s homicide

A 40-year old Oconee man has been jailed in the investigation of his wife’s homicide.  The Sheriff’s Office late last night identified the accused as Lee Mikeal Cawthon of the Welcome Church Road near Westminster, jailed after investigators interviewed him about his missing wife, Rebecca A. Murray Cawthon.  She had been missing since the middle of last month.  Coroner Karl […]

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