Candidate field unchanged, deadline nears

Unless someone else comes forward, two Oconee school trustees will go into the November election unopposed on the ballot.  The qualifying deadline to run for three available seats on the board will expire at noon Thursday at the offices of the county district.  So far, incumbents Denise McCormick in District Four and Buddy Herring in District Five face no opposition.  […]

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Northeast Georgia homicide investigation

The body of what authorities are saying is a homicide victim has been taken from Lavonia, Georgia to the state police lab for an autopsy and positive identification.  Meantime, the authorities are not releasing the name of the victim–awaiting a positive identification and the notification of family members.  The investigation started yesterday when the Lavonia police were asked to make […]

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Walhalla teacher to lead state association

Walhalla High teacher Josh McCall has been named president-elect of the South Carolina Association of Agricultural Educators.  An agri-science teacher and FFA advisor for 16 years, McCall was elected to the post during a recent association conference in Rock Hill.  Under his leadership, the Walhalla FFA chapter was awarded a gold emblem by the state FFA association and has competed […]

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All-time antler records available on DNR website

The complete listing of South Carolina’s antler records is now available to the public on-line at the S.C. Department of Natural Resources’ website, http://dnr.sc.gov/wildlife/deer/alltime.html. The South Carolina white-tailed deer Antler Records Program was initiated in the spring of 1974, and since that time, 6,783 sets of antlers (6,517 typical and 266 non-typical) have been officially entered into the list, according […]

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Neck fracture caused driver’s death

An autopsy disclosed that a Seneca man died Sunday night in a Mountain Rest car accident of a fracture to the neck.  41-year old Alton Owens died at the scene on SC 28/the Highlands Highway, eight miles north of Walhalla. Coroner Karl Addis said Owens died of blunt force trauma to the neck, which caused cervical spinal cord trauma.  At […]

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Six Mile driver killed near home

A Pickens County accident early last night took the life of a 62-year old Six Mile resident.  Jan Zwolinski died in the accident on Gap Hill Road near his home.  Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley said Zwolinski was at the wheel of a Lexus LX 470.  According to the state patrol, the car hit a utility pole and overturned.

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EJ Ledbetter

  Westminster – EJ Cecil Ledbetter, 64, of 305 Pump House Road, passed away Friday, August 5, 2016 at Oconee Memorial Hospital. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com SANDIFER FUNERAL HOME IS ASSISITING THE FAMILY  

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Doris Hunt

Townville, SC – Doris Elizabeth Glymph Hunt, 95, of 155 Rocky Knoll Lane, went to be with her Lord & Savior on August 8, 2016.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred C. Hunt, Sr., whom she cared for until his death in 1996.  A celebration of Mrs. Hunt’s life will be held on Thursday, August 11th at […]

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