4th grader top winner in saferty poster contest

A fourth grader at the Tamassee-Salem Elementary School is the grand prize winner in this year’s School Tornado Safety Poster Contest, sponsored by the Oconee Emergency Services.  Caden Rice wins a cash award of $45 dollars, along with a weather alert radio.  Awards also went to students who won first and second place in their individual school grades from across […]

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Martha Ann McCall

Mountain Rest, SC— Martha Ann McCall, 83, wife of the late Hyman Callaway McCall of 211 Hwy 107, Mountain Rest, passed away Thursday March 17, 2016 at PruittHealth.   A native of Mountain Rest, Mrs. McCall was the daughter of the late Bishop Lindsey and Etta Lavienna Watkins. She was a member of Monte Vista Baptist Church.Services will be conducted […]

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Anglers hit the lake this morning


Fifty four (54) college teams from across the nation took to the waters of Lake Keowee this morning for day one of the FLW College National Championship hosted by the Mountain Lakes CVB. Weigh-ins for day one and day two will begin at 3:30 pm today at South Cove County Park. Day three weigh-ins and the crowning of the National […]

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State road money reserved for Oconee

At the request of Oconee County roads and bridges department, $1 million dollars worth of state “C” Fund money will be reserved for Oconee County projects to go for contractors’ bids this summer.  Mack Kelley, the county director of public works, presented the request this morning to the “C” Fund Committee and it was approved without objection.  The reserved money […]

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“Nothing more than a long driveway”

Members of Oconee’s State “C” Fund Committee recognize the need to fix a rural road north of Walhalla, but they can’t justify the high cost involved.  After having seen the remote roadway that connects highway 107 with the state’s Fish Hatchery, Dick Cottingham says he can’t recommend it.  Allocating more than $1 million dollars for a remote road whose traffic […]

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Judy Caywood explains why she loves Westminster

Judy Caywood says a small town atmosphere, reminiscent of the past, was a big reason she was attracted to Westminster and why she bought a home there.  And she wanted the Westminster City Council to know, “I’m living proof you can sell a house in Westminster.”  Caywood, who lives on Retreat Street, told the mayor and council this week she […]

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Busy time ahead April 21-24

Chances are during one weekend next month that if you look over your shoulder the person standing next to you is someone you don’t know.  And he or she is likely to be a visitor who will bring a smile to the face of Ken Sloan.  The executive director of the Mountain Lakes Convention Visitors Bureau is all about welcoming […]

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Trip to Lyman worth it for Walhalla girl


It’s a long way across the Upstate from Oconee to the other side of Greenville, but the trip was well worth it for a Walhalla girl.  Morgan McCall, a junior at Walhalla High School, entered the Miss Lyman Teen contest and won.  Now Morgan will take her crown and compete for Miss South Carolina Teen June 25 in Columbia, on […]

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First-day political qualifiers


Six men and women were the first day qualifiers in Oconee County to run as candidates in this year’s primary elections.  All are seeking office through the state Republican primary in June.  The candidates are Wilson Burr for Solicitor; Beverly Whitfield for Clerk of court; Karl Addis for Coroner; Christy Hubbard for Auditor; Greg Nowell for Treasurer; and Julian Davis […]

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