Woman found dead in Pickens County lake

A woman’s body was found at a boat ramp yesterday morning at Saluda Lake in Pickens County.  The county Sheriff’s Office reports the body showed severe trauma to the head.  By yesterday, no witnesses had been identified or located.  Detectives believe the wound to the head is characteristic of a gun shot, though no weapon was found.  A coroner’s autopsy […]

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Walhalla team excels in national event

Word reached Walhalla Saturday of good fortune enjoyed by a team of Walhalla High students who competed in ROTC competition at Camp Perry on the shores of Lake Erie.  The Walhalla students involved were Joseph Bryant, Elizabeth Cobb, Carter Duke, Nicholas Hightower, and Matthew Smith.  Matthew won a first place in Army ROTC national competition.  

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Helping make the vote process move along

Two Westminster men  are examples of those who help make the voting process as smooth and as efficient as can be.  Nick Williams and Mike Williamon are among many Oconeeans who spent sun-up to sundown Saturday working the polls.  They tell us the work brings an inner satisfaction.  Walhalla’s Hal Duke told us much the same.  He was glad to […]

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Betty Davis Lyle

Betty Davis Lyle, 66, wife of the late Willis “Bud” Sloan Lyle of 291 Oak Grove Rd died Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Oconee Memorial Hospital.   A funeral service will be at 3 pm, Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at Calvary Church of God Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.    The family will receive friends 6 – 8 […]

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Weekend fires

Two fires took their tolls in separate parts of Oconee County on Saturday.  One fire required Red Cross assistance to a Seneca family of three adults and seven children.  That fire occurred Saturday afternoon on South Gate Drive.  According to a Red Cross announcement, the organization met the immediate needs of the family with financial help to replace food, clothing, […]

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Trump carries Oconee

  Republican voters in Oconee showed their preference tonight for Donald Trump.  They gave the New Yorker a little more than 28 and a quarter percent of the 15,674 votes cast countywide.  Trump’s unofficial winning total:  4,424 votes.  He led most of the night.  Finishing second:  Marco Rubio, with 25.59% and Ted Cruz third at 20.23%.  Trump carried most of […]

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“Legal Matter – Water Plant”

The agenda for special meeting of Seneca City Council calls for the elected leaders to go behind closed doors for “Legal Matter – Water Plant.”  Greg Dietterick, city administrator, told reporters Thursday he wants to speak to the mayor and council about the complaint he received of a cross embedded into the stonework at the re-built water plant.  The cross […]

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J-Harold Thomas Sr.

J-Harold Thomas, Sr., 80, husband of the late Gloria Beth Whitworth Thomas, of 375 Earlstead Dr., Walhalla, SC, passed away on Friday, February 19, 2016 at his residence. The funeral will be 4 pm Monday at College Street Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:30 PM, on Sunday, February 21, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home. Flowers are accepted, or […]

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Pick up truck stolen near Clemson

The theft of a $39 thousand pickup Monday near Clemson is a case for which the Oconee Sheriff’s Office requests the public’s help.  And, if you can provide the information that leads to the whereabouts of the vehicle you can qualify for a reward from Oconee Crime Stoppers.  The owner told a deputy that early Monday afternoon his silver 2015 […]

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Norman Dukes to beat the pavement one more time

Norman Dukes, who retires this year as a school resource officer, leaves today on what will be his final walk to benefit the schools of Tamassee-Salem.  He has chosen Tamassee-Salem Elementary to benefit from the money he collects as pledges toward what he says will be a walk touching on historic events.  Dukes leaves from the school today on his […]

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