Fire death in Pickens

A fire death is reported in the City of Pickens.  The county coroner, Kandy Kelley, says the body of Kathleen Bagwell was found during the noon hour Tuesday at the back of her home at 314 Ann Street.  She was 81 years old.  The city and state police are investigating.

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Complaint office opens at City Hall

An office for Westminster residents to register complaints about their city government is about to open at City Hall.  Mayor Brian Ramey announced yesterday that he and occasionally members of city council will occupy a small office for the purpose of hearing residents who come to City Hall with a gripe.  Ramey says the complaint office run by elected officials […]

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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.

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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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