Story Time tonight at the library

Mothers of infants 1 to 18 months in age are invited to bring their infants to Baby Read Story Time this evening at the Walhalla Library.  Volunteers from the early literacy program Baby Read will demonstrate good practices in reading, talking and singing to babies including nursery rhymes and finger plays that stimulate brain development.  Story Time will run 5:30 […]

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Meet West Union’s new chief

One Westminster resident says her city has lost one of its best police officers.  Charles Sanders takes over as the new chief in West Union, and tonight West Union residents may meet and talk with Sanders.  Mayor Linda Oliver says the meet-and-greet will take place at 6 tonight at Town Hall.

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Seven trees in the ground


  Seven maple trees were placed in the ground yesterday on Walhalla’s Main Street, and more are to follow.  Dan Pollock, president of Partners for Progress, congratulated Richard Harper and the rest of the Partners’ tree committee.  And Harper, as he watched the planting of one tree, was pleased.  “They should grow nice and tall.  We’re trying to get the […]

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Grievances subject of two closed meetings

Oconee school trustees went behind closed doors for what officials say were three grievance hearings.  After more than one hour yesterday, the trustees emerged from their private meeting, but Chairman Andy Inabinet said there would be a second such meeting later in the night before any action was taken.  The draft of the minutes from last week’s special meeting show […]

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Doris Beatrice McCall Orr

Salem, SC— Doris Beatrice McCall Orr, 69, wife the late William F. Orr, of 125 Bennettsville Road, Salem, SC, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2016 at AnMed Health Medical Center. Services will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from […]

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Special meeting tomorrow night!

A week ago, Westminster received the resignation of its near two-year city administrator, Jeff Lord.  Now the council will go behind closed doors to talk about the position of administrator.  It’s part of a special meeting at 6:30 tomorrow night at the Westminster Depot.  Preceding the closed session tomorrow are matters involving Destination Oconee and Westminster Local Development Corporation.

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Arrest made during investigation of Townville fight

Devin Deville Ferguson

  In the investigation of a fight reported Saturday night in Townville, Oconee sheriff’s officers arrested a 23-year old man wanted by the state of Wisconsin.  Authorities in Fond Du Lac County, Wisconsin have now asked the Oconee Sheriff’s Office to hold Devin Develle Ferguson until they have the chance to pick him up.  A fugitive from justice warrant alleges […]

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