Destructive fire could have been worse

A homeowner in Mountain Rest can thank a smoke detector for saving her from injury or death.  Chief Charley Vissage of the community’s volunteer fire department says the smoke detector sounded and awoke the homeowner shortly before 4 o’clock this morning and she was able to make a telephone call to report her house on fire.  The damage estimate on […]

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Lucille Moore

Lucille Moore, 82, of 107 Amerwood Drive, Walhalla died Monday at AnMed Health Medical Center.  The funeral will be 2 pm Friday at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Oconee Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 6-8 pm Thursday at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers accepted.  The family is at the home.  Condolences may be sent to the family […]

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Cain succeeds McCall

Paul Cain succeeds Wayne McCall as chairman of the Oconee County Council.  Cain, the young Senea lawyer, was elected by acclamation in place of McCall, who chose not to offer for re-election.  Cain also ascended to the chairmanship of the council’s budget and finance committee, although last year’s chairwoman, Edda Cammick, voted against Cain.  The council was more divided on […]

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A new hizzoner in Westminster

Brian Ramey recited the oath of office as given by the city attorney this afternoon and became the new mayor of Westminster.  He immediately announced a celebration event later this evening.  Ramey and two the three candidates elected to the city council were also sworn into office.  Like Ramey, Susan Ramey and Ronald Dotson are starting four-year terms in office. […]

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Workers needed for next month’s primaries

Election workers are needed to help Oconee stage next month’s Presidential primary elections.  The primaries take place February 20 and 27.  The office of Oconee Registration and Election urges you to show your patriotism and get paid for it. ·        Training classes begin next week so call the Office of VR and Elections ASAP if you are interested! ·        Must […]

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George Donald Henry

George Donald Henry, 80, of Social Circle, Georgia, Oconee native, died Thursday.  He was the husband of Patricia Ann Henry.  A memorial service will be 2 pm Saturday at Davenport Funeral Home.  The family receives friends Saturday from 12:30-1:30 pm, prior to the service, at Davenport Funeral Home.  In place of flowers, memorials may be made to Open Door Baptist […]

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Mayor Cook will be Arizona-bound

J-C Cook saw the Clemson Tigers win the national championship in 1981, and 35 years later he’s not going to miss the chance to see that happen a second time.  So, Cook, now the mayor of Clemson, will be one of the many Tiger fans boarding planes this week to fly to the Phoenix area.  Cook these days finds himself […]

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