Pioneer mounts defense, files 3rd party complaint

Pioneer Rural Water has mounted a defense and filed a complaint of its own against the Joint Regional Sewer Authority, one of its legal adversaries in the Common Pleas Court.  And, meantime, the court has set the morning of Thursday next week in Anderson for a judge to hear Pioneer’s challengers make their case for a preliminary injunction.  Pioneer’s attorneys […]

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Annette Elizabeth Sloan

Walhalla, SC— Annette Elizabeth Sloan, 75, of 1 Manager Court, Walhalla, passed away GHS Cottingham Hospice House. A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 12:00-1:30 PM, prior to the service, at Davenport Funeral Home. Flowers are accepted.      

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Russell “Buster” Marrett Ernest

  Dyersburg, TN — Russell “Buster” Marrett Ernest, 89, of 20 Dogwood Circle, Dyersburg, TN, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017, at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center. A   graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Walhalla, SC. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Friday, April 28, 2017, […]

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Road bill approval

Word from Columbia late last night indicated the Senate approved a bill to raise money to repair the state’s roads.  According to Thomas Alexander of Oconee-Pickens, the measure passed decisively enough that it can withstand a threatened veto by Governor McMaster. The Senate is fashioning a measure that while granting tax relief will raise fees and incrementally raise the state’s […]

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Duncan staff available to constituents

Rep. Jeff Duncan has returned to Washington after a spring break.  But his staff will be available next week in Walhalla to assist 3rd District constituents with issues they have with the government.  Duncan staff will be available 10 am to noon Tuesday, may 2 at the Oconee Legislative Delegation Office at 10 Short Street to help people with issues […]

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Allison “Alli” Arlene Dobbins

West Union, SC— Allison “Alli” Arlene Dobbins, 17, of 306 Wickliffe Lane, West Union, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, April 28, 2017, at Golden Corner Church with burial to follow at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery. Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Golden Corner Church, P.O. Box […]

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Letitia Faulkenberry

    Seneca – Ora Letitia Price Faulkenberry, 77, widow of the late Dan Douglas Faulkenberry, Sr., passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at her residence. A memorial service will be held 2 pm, Friday, April 28, 2017 at Seneca Church of God.  The family will receive friends from 1-2 pm, prior to the service at the church. The family […]

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“Active shooter” incident was DRILL ONLY

Various Oconee public safety agencies participated today in an active shooter drill at the County Administrative Offices in Wahalla. The drill began with two safety briefings and then commenced with the agencies arriving on the scene once reports came in of an active shooter inside of the complex. Officers from the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office and the Walhalla Police Department […]

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McKee applauds Alexander

  Oconee County resident Marty McKee is pleased by how State Senator Thomas Alexander handled himself during a Columbia news conference yesterday that highlights the need for more skilled workers for blue collar jobs.  McKee, chairman of the Carolinas Associated General Contractors, says a partnership will work toward promoting careers in skilled trades by interesting students to train for work […]

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