Kirby Ryan Lance

Walhalla, SC— Kirby Ryan Lance, 59, husband of Nancy Delores Todd Lance, of 701 Tyre B Mauldin Street, Walhalla, passed away, August 8, 2016, at Oconee Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 PM, Sunday, August 14, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 2:30-3:30 PM, Sunday, August 14, 2016, prior to the […]

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Bullying behavior a perplexing problem

As a new school years begins, educators and parents are turning to the perplexing problem of bullying.  The perception of the problem has changed from being a normal part of growing up to a pressing social and public health issue.  According to Clemson professor Sue Limber, bullying is not on the rise–numbers suggest it is decreasing in some areas–but the […]

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Competition for fire commission

There’s competition this year for seats on the policy-making board for the Keowee Fire Department at Keowee Key.  Until Thursday, the office of Oconee Registration and Elections is receiving candidates for two seats on the commission.  So far, seeking election are five men:  Don Chamberlain, Leo Primeau, Steve MacLeod, Mark Flavin, and Bill Griffiths. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Candidate field unchanged, deadline nears

Unless someone else comes forward, two Oconee school trustees will go into the November election unopposed on the ballot.  The qualifying deadline to run for three available seats on the board will expire at noon Thursday at the offices of the county district.  So far, incumbents Denise McCormick in District Four and Buddy Herring in District Five face no opposition.  […]

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Northeast Georgia homicide investigation

The body of what authorities are saying is a homicide victim has been taken from Lavonia, Georgia to the state police lab for an autopsy and positive identification.  Meantime, the authorities are not releasing the name of the victim–awaiting a positive identification and the notification of family members.  The investigation started yesterday when the Lavonia police were asked to make […]

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Walhalla teacher to lead state association

Walhalla High teacher Josh McCall has been named president-elect of the South Carolina Association of Agricultural Educators.  An agri-science teacher and FFA advisor for 16 years, McCall was elected to the post during a recent association conference in Rock Hill.  Under his leadership, the Walhalla FFA chapter was awarded a gold emblem by the state FFA association and has competed […]

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All-time antler records available on DNR website

The complete listing of South Carolina’s antler records is now available to the public on-line at the S.C. Department of Natural Resources’ website, http://dnr.sc.gov/wildlife/deer/alltime.html. The South Carolina white-tailed deer Antler Records Program was initiated in the spring of 1974, and since that time, 6,783 sets of antlers (6,517 typical and 266 non-typical) have been officially entered into the list, according […]

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Neck fracture caused driver’s death

An autopsy disclosed that a Seneca man died Sunday night in a Mountain Rest car accident of a fracture to the neck.  41-year old Alton Owens died at the scene on SC 28/the Highlands Highway, eight miles north of Walhalla. Coroner Karl Addis said Owens died of blunt force trauma to the neck, which caused cervical spinal cord trauma.  At […]

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