First wave of winter weather passes

Ol’ Man winter raised his ugly head yesterday, and we’re still feeling the effects today.  Because of ice on some mountain roads in the Long Creek, Mountain Rest, and Tamassee-Salem areas, Oconee public schools are on a two-hour delay for today.  Light snow fell at mid-afternoon yesterday and that led to the schools sending students home early.  Afternoon activities were […]

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Joan “Joni” Denise Addis

Joan “Joni” Denise Addis, 57, of 219 Short Cut Road, Walhalla died Monday at Oconee Memorial Hospital.  She was the wife of Philip E. Addis.  A memorial service will be 2 pm Friday at Davenport Funeral Home.  In place of flowers, memorials may be made to the Muscular Dystropy Association via www.mda.org.  Condolences may be sent to the family by […]

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Walhalla approaches a water plant deal

Walhalla City Council gave first reading last night to a contract with the company Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood for the design, for the permitting, and for the construction administration for the city’s next water treatment plant.  No figures were given prior to the preliminary vote.  City Administrator Nancy Goehle says the city attorney, Julian Stoudemire, has reviewed the contract. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Lifetime service award winners

At a dinner last night, Oconee Emergency Services formally said thank you to all the men and women who volunteer their time and effort to the county’s various public safety services.  Two men were singled out for lifetime service awards:  Wayne Garland of the Walhalla Rescure Squad and Bob Kinder of the county’s dive and rescue squad.  Charlie King of […]

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Katherine Hill

Katherine Anita Hill, 61, of 509 S. Depot Street, Seneca died Monday at her home.  She was the wife of Charles “Chuck” Hill.  The funeral will be 11 am Thursday at Chauga Baptist Church with burial to follow in Chauga Cemetery.  The family receives friends from 6-8 pm Wednesday at Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family is at the home of […]

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City of Clemson issues scam ALERT

Scam Alert • Between January 13th, 2016 and January 19th, 2016 there have been four incidents in which unknown suspect(s) have called elderly victims and scammed them out of large quantities of money. o Two were completed and reports were filed. o One was not completed and the victim declined a report. o One was sent to another local agency. […]

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Seneca High finalist for state award

Seneca High School has made the final list of schools in the running for the 2016 Palmetto’s Finest Awards.  Seneca is one of eight finalists and will learn whether it has won during an announcement to be streamed live to the eight finalist schools at 1:45 Tuesday afternoon, March 8.  Seneca was among 14 schools that submitted a 20-page application […]

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Lawmakers set meeting

Oconee’s state lawmakers have announced their 2016 Legislative Delegation meeting.  According to State Representative Bill Sandifer, delegation chairman, the meeting will be 7:30 Thursday night, February 11 at the Civic Auditorium in Walhalla.  If you would like to be recognized and address the delegation, you are asked to contact the Delegation Office at 638-4237.  You can email cbaumgarner@oconeesc.com or write […]

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Susan Ramey wants new software

Westminster will advertise for proposals from software firms, after receiving a proposal from one company that boasts that its software will allow a transparency beneficial to city officials and the public.  Last night Chris McDowell pitched the advantages of his company Harris SmartFusion, and Councilwoman Susan Ramey moved to enter into the near $74 thousand dollar purchase deal.  But her […]

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On a second try, Mefleh succeeds

City Councilman Yousef Mefleh believes Westminster can be a friendlier city by cutting a break to those people who are late paying their utility bills and those who are considered risks to pay late.  Mefleh had the votes on his side last night as the city council lowered the maximum fee for utility deposits from $450 dollars to $250 dollars.  […]

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