Candidates throw some jabs

The men competing to be the next chief criminal prosecutor in Oconee and Anderson are bidding for a job that offers an entry level salary of $137 thousand a year.  Last night in Walhalla one issue is whether it’s a good thing for two of the candidates to have quit their jobs to run for the office.  Wilson Burr said […]

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Seneca to attack Zika carrier

Seneca will place its men and equipment on the front line tonight to try to eradicate the mosquito type that is a potential carrier of the Zika virus.  The city has scheduled mosquito spraying on one part of the city, the north side, starting at 8:30 tonight, weather permitting.  The south side is to be sprayed tomorrow night.  Out of […]

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Walhalla downtown block too narrow for parking?

At their meeting table, Walhalla City Council talked about the possibility last night of eliminating street-side parking on one block of a downtown street for reasons of safety. But before doing that, they will first talk to merchants who would be affected and the DOT, which maintains the street.  The block in question is S. Catherine Street, between Main and […]

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Solicitor candidates in front of Walhalla audience

  In their first three months on the job, each of the three men running for Solicitor indicates he will bring change.  With a week of campaigning left, candidates Wilson Burr, Rame Campbell, and David Wagner took part in a chamber of commerce forum that drew about 45 people last night to the Walhalla Civic Auditorium.  The question, from the […]

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Arnold Cook

Westminster – Arnold Frank Cook, 82, husband of Jayne Ann Mader Cook, 146 Hal Holbrooks Road, passed away Monday, June 6, 2016 at Oconee Memorial Hosptial.  No formal services will be held.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society,  P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com […]

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Arrest made in stabbing near Seneca

A 36-year old Oconee man has been charged in the investigation of the stabbing yesterday morning in the Keowee Community.  Announced today were chargesagainst Highlands Highway resident Jonathan William Duncan.  The charges are attempted murder, domestic violence second degree and the possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.  9-1-1 was alerted shortly before 9 yesterday to […]

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Tech responds to Pickens County

In a statement, Tri-County Tech says it is confident that it has provided all of the information requested by Pickens County regarding the college’s plans for a Student Success Center on its main campus. That statement also says, “We also have repeatedly conveyed our willingness, both verbally and in writing, to provide whatever additional information is needed.”  A war of […]

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Evon Simmons

  Westminster – Doris Evon Owens Simmons, 79, wife of Edward Simmons, of 247 North Horseshoe Bridge Road, passed away Monday, June 6, 2016 at Magnolia Manor in Inman.   A private memorial service will be held.  The family is at their respective homes.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com SANDIFER FUNERAL HOME IS ASSISTING THE FAMILY

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Pickens County wants specific plans from Tech

Pickens County has spelled out its position on whether the county should commit funding to a new building project on the main campus of Tri-County Technical College.  Announcement from county government states that while the council last October agreed to the concept of the project, it specifically called for Tech to come back with specific details during the budget process.  […]

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