Solicitor candidates’ forum at Keowee Key

The three men who’ve set their hopes on winning office as the area’s chief criminal prosecutor are being invited to campaign next month in Keowee Key—in the week leading up to the Republican primary vote.  Chuck Rau has announced that the Stamp Creek GOP precinct will welcome candidates Wilson Burr, Rame Campbell, and David Wagner to a forum that will […]

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Harold Williams

West Union – Harold Lee Williams, Sr., 76, husband of Deborah Dodgins Williams, passed away Monday, May 9, 2016 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Thursday, May 12, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Earle’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with full military honors.  The family will receive friends […]

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Hazel Clay

Westminster – Hazel Lecy Clay, 69, of 233 N. Seed Farm Road, passed away Monday, May 9, 2016 at her residence. A funeral service will be held 3 pm, Thursday, May 12, 2016 at Rock Hill Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Rock Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at […]

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Syble McQueen

Seneca – Syble Jones McQueen, 87, widow of the late Wilton Ray McQueen, passed away Monday, May 9, 2016 at Peregrine’s Landing, Norcross, GA.   A funeral service will be held 4 pm, Thursday, May 12, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Oconee Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends from 3-4 pm, prior to […]

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“No progress” reported at Westminster

After a second private meeting this week to consider candidates, the Westminster mayor reports “no progress at this time” in finding his city’s next administrator.  Mayor Brian Ramey says there will be another meeting tomorrow to narrow the field of those applicants who will be asked to make in-person interviews.  Earlier the mayor and council had resorted to the video […]

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Ken Nix to leave office June 30

Ken Nix, Oconee County auditor the last seven years, announced yesterday he will leave office June 30—a year short of his full term which was to have expired June 30, 2017.  Nix says he is now at full retirement age and looks forward to spending time with his family and doing things he’s never had the time for.  He believes […]

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The first of several forums

If you are a political junkie and you missed last night’s Republican Party candidates forum, do not despair.  There are more to come, and they include your chance to ask a question of the men and the women who aspire for office in next month’s GOP primary in Oconee County. The Chambers of Commerce will be facilitating political forums free […]

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Anna “Ann” Mae Dunnick Thornton

Seneca, SC— Anna “Ann” Mae Dunnuck Thornton, 91, wife of the late Don Lewis Thornton, of 215 Shoreline Drive, Seneca, passed away Monday, May 9, 2016, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. A memorial service will be conducted at 3:00 PM, Sunday, May 29, 2016, at St. John’s Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends following the service, Sunday, May 29, […]

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Color added to Walhalla’s new Main Street look

  A donation by the principals of the general contractor company is adding vegetation and color to the middle medians on Main Street—between the blocks of Spring and College streets.  Workers and trucks from Hutch ‘n Son construction returned yesterday to make the plantings.  Danny Hutchinson and his wife, Patti, made this donation, in part, to add some color for […]

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Three new principals

  Three Oconee County schools are getting new principals for the next school year.  They are Dr. Brandon Blackwell at the West-Oak Middle School, Josh Wittrock at Orchard Park Elementary, and Sherrie McAllister at Westminster Elementary.  The selections of Blackwell, Wittrock, and McAllister were approved last night by the county board of trustees. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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