Oconee treasury bulks up!

The treasury of Oconee has been buttressed with the payment by the county’s largest taxpayer.  Treasurer Greg Nowell says Duke Energy made good on its 2015 property tax bill January 2 by executing a wire transfer.  According to Nowell, he never saw the check.  It went straight to the county’s bank account, he said.  It’s the first time   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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I-85 accident

We’re getting word of a serious accident this morning on I-85 in Oconee County.  State troopers report the accident occurred shortly before 6:30 on the northbound interstate at the three-mile marker. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Harold Leon Williams

Harold Leon Williams, 99, died Friday at Lila Doyle.  He was the widower of Janie Elizabeth Williams.  The funeral will be 11 am Monday at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial with military honors to follow in Oconee Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 9:30-10:30 am Monday, prior to the service at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers accepted. Memorials may be […]

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Martha Gillespie

Martha Gillespie, 54, of 128 Unity Church Road, Westminster died Friday at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  She was the wife of Mark Edmond Gillespie.  The funeral will be 2 pm Tuesday at Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family is at the home of her father, Horace Blackwell, 134 Unity Church Road, Westminster, SC  29693.  Flowers accepted. Condolences may be expressed online by […]

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Cerrow Lou Fretwell

Cerrow Lou Fretwell, 67, of 170 N. Little Rive Road, Salem died Friday at her home.  She was the widow of Derrell Fretwell.  Graveside service will be 11 am Tuesday at Cherry Hill Church of God.  The family receives friends from 9:30-10:30 am, prior to the service, at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers accepted.  Memorials may be made to Davenport Funeral […]

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Home destroyed near Westminster

Winter time fires are taking their toll throughout Oconee County.  Rural Fire Control reports another home fire last night.  This one apparently completely destructive, although no one was hurt.  We are told one person has been displaced from his home near Westminster on the Ken Pat Acres Road off the Toccoa Highway.  The first call was sounded around 6:30 last […]

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Home fire near Seneca

Red Cross is assisting a family near Seneca after a fire early today at 5019 Forest Drive.  Around 3 this morning, fire fighters encountered a fire burning on one side of the house.  As many as 30 fire fighters were deployed from three departments, and they were able to stop the fire quickly.  They remained there for a few hours, […]

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Boil water advisory lifted

Walhalla’s boil water advisory has been lifted.  Scott Parris, utilities superintendent, this morning announced the lifting of the advisory after the results of water samples taken were good.  The advisory affected Walhalla customers north of the city limits and was ordered Thursday night after a line break in the vicinity of SC 11 and 183. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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James O’Kelley

James Maurice O’Kelley, 76, of Carrollton, Georgia and former Wesminster resident, died Friday.  He was the husband of Sybil Martin O’Kelley.  The funeral will be 2 pm Sunday from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family receives friends from noon-2 pm, prior to the service.  Burial follows in First Baptist Church Cemetery.  Family members are at their homes.  Flowers […]

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