Resolution re-drawn for Oconee County Council

A resolution on international matters that have potential bearing on the United States has been re-drawn to be considered during next week’s meeting of the Oconee County Council.  The resolution for  Tuesday night’s meeting opposes the re-settlement of Syrian refugees in Oconee and supports South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley in her opposition to allowing Syrian refugees to re-settle within the […]

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Albert Lee

Albert Richard Lee, 73, of 16 Grace Terrace Street, Martin, Georgia died Monday at Athens Regional Hospital.  The funeral will be 2 pm Saturday from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family receives friends from 6-8 pm Friday at Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Heritage Memorial Gardens.  The family is at the residence.  Flowers accepted. Condolences may […]

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Downtown Walhalla accident

A late morning accident on Walhalla’s Main Street involved a sanitation truck and an unmarked police car.  The impact broken side panel glass in the police car.  The accident occurred in front of the police station at Main and N. College streets. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Today’s Streetscape work

  General contractor Hutch ‘N Son has scheduled the following work today on the Walhalla Streetscape project.  Water line construction on the South side of Main between Catherine and Spring.  Sidewalk, curb and gutter work on the north Side.  No work is planned tomorrow on Thanksgiving or on Black Friday.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Clemson University reports texting research

Research at Clemson University finds that advertisements touting the dangers of texting while driving are more convincing when they target an individual as a potential victim. Christopher Hopkins, associate professor of marketing in Clemson’s business school, said the research he conducted with two associates examined the type of ad sponsor and the victim context in an advertisement’s message.  Hopkins was […]

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Jonathan “John” Collins

Jonathan “John” Philip Collins, 54, of 542 Jolly Road, Townville died Sunday at his home. He was the husband of Trixi Lynn Collins.  The funeral will be 2 pm Wednesday at Oakdale Baptist Church.  The family receives friends from noon-1:45 pm, prior to the service, at the church.  Burial follows in Heritage Memorial Gardens.  Family members are at their homes. […]

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Tommy Adams

Tommy Adams, 81, of 198 Grant Road, Fair Play died Monday at the Cottingham Hospice House.  He was the husband of Betty Powell Adams.  The funeral will be 11 a-m Saturday at Beaverdam Baptist Church.  The family receives friends from 6-8 pm Friday at Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family is at the residence.  Flowers accepted.  Memorials may be made to […]

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Seneca to cut ribbons December 1

Seneca will make a day of it for cutting ribbons on Tuesday, December 1.  The city’s events coordinator, Riley Johnson, says the day will mark Seneca preparing for the future.  Beginning at 11:30 that morning, a ribbon will be cut for the electric bus charging station on Railroad Street in front of the Norton-Thompson Park.  Then city officials will ride […]

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Seneca students named to All-State Chorus

Thirty students at Seneca High School have been named to the South Carolina All-State Chorus.  Of 87 schools participating, Seneca ranked third highest in students chosen.  Thirteen of the 30 students pulled off perfect performances on the sight singing portion of the audition.  Seneca’s Rasheem Simpson earned highest bass score.  The All-State Chorus will sing at Winthrop University in March, […]

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Maxie Duke to lead Walhalla parade

A woman instrumental in Walhalla civic improvements will lead this year’s Christmas parade in her city.  The honor of grand marshal in the December 5 Walhalla parade goes to Maxie Duke, retired teacher known in recent years for work to establish the Civic Auditorium and Old St. John’s Meeting House.  The parade will proceed on Main Street at 5 o’clock […]

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