Roger Lee Whitesel

Salem, SC— Roger Lee Whitesel, 83, husband of Joan Hudson Whitesel, of 2 Beach Court, Salem, passed away Thursday, September 15, 2016, at Richard Campbell Veterans Nursing Home. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 PM, Monday, September 19, 2016, at St. John’s Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to, Oconee County Veterans Council, in […]

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Data breach affects county workers’ pay checks

Earlier today, Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw was informed by Oconee County Administrator Scott Moulder of a data breach involving the payroll service used to pay county employees. Crenshaw made contact with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to investigate. “At this time we do not have an exact dollar amount but we have determined […]

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Oconee’s Stephens assumes increased duties

  Josh Stephens’ goal in life is to work as a city or county administrator.  The young Oconee County department director today appears to be one step closer.  County Administrator Scott Moulder has confirmed that, in recent weeks, Stephens has been elevated to the job of assistant to administrator. And it means a pay raise, according to Moulder. Though Moulder […]

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Helicopter used in marijuana bust near Westminster

A husband and wife near Westminster are under arrest in a marijuana bust in rural Oconee County.  The helicopter of the Sheriff’s Office is said to have been instrumental yesterday in the bust that sent Joshua Richard Dills and Shera Lynn Dills to jail.  As part of drug eradication efforts, according to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies and drug officers from […]

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Cotton season filled the streets of Oconee

Traffic was light this morning in the streets of downtown Walhalla.  The retired attorney and history enthusiast Lowell Ross sat in front of a restaurant and remembered when September and October were months that filled the streets of Walhalla with farmers who had money to spend after selling cotton.  The early and middle parts of the 20th century were times […]

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Louisville game to bring more flights to Oconee

Clemson home games with Troy University last week and South Carolina State tomorrow mean light air traffic days for the Oconee Regional Airport.  But Jeff Garrison, the airport director, anticipates the October 1 IPTAY weekend with ACC opponent Louisville will mean plenty of flights in and out of the general aviation facility within three miles of the football stadium.  And […]

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Safety and security checks at Oconee airport

  State and federal agencies have recently completed safety and security inspections at the Oconee Regional Airport near Clemson.  And, for an airport the size of Oconee, the results are deemed favorable.  The airport’s first-year manager, Jeff Garrison, gave a report last night to a meeting of the county aeronautics commissioners.  Classified as a general aviation facility, the Oconee airport […]

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Library director talks digital divide at Clemson

Phillip Cheney, director of Oconee Public Libraries, served as a guest speaker to management information classes at Clemson University, where he got the chance to talk about the country’s digital divide.  For someone making his way in the 21st century, you don’t want to be on the other side of the digital divide.  According to one definition, a digital divide […]

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