Clyde Thomas Vissage

  Seneca, SC — Clyde Thomas Vissage, 93, husband of the late Gertrude Thompson Vissage, of 321 West Sunsetstrip Drive, Seneca, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2017, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, January 23, 2017, at Bountyland Church of God with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will […]

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A mayor’s hope for the New Year

Westminster’s second-year mayor, Brian Ramey, has high hopes for 2017.  At the city council’s first meeting of the year, Ramey said growth is the number need one of his city, and he hopes that momentum from 2016 will continue into the New Year.  “We need Westminster to become a destination place for tourists, young families, and retirees.  We need for […]

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Letter is forthcoming

  Near the start of this week’s meeting of Westminster City Council, Mayor Brian Ramey once again asked Councilwoman Susan Ramey about whether she will bring a lawsuit against him and the rest of the city council.  The issue arose late last year as relations between the councilwoman and the rest of her elected colleagues deteriorated.  On Tuesday night, Susan […]

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Library Board infused with new members

Three members of the Oconee County Public Library Board of Trustees were reappointed and two new individuals were appointed at the meeting of County Council on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. The Library Board is made up of nine members, which are appointed by County Council for four year terms. The reappointed members were Lisa Martin, Kelly Holleman, and Alisa Suddeth. […]

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Maxine Smith Frick

Salem, SC— Maxine Smith Frick, 77, wife of Donald Richard Frick, of 450 Crooked Tree Road, Salem, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at her home. A graveside service will be held at 4:00 PM, Saturday, January 21, 2017, at Salem Davidian Seventh Day Adventists Church Cemetery. Flowers are accepted, or memorials may be made to Oconee Hospice of the […]

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State bank has funds to grant

  The question arose at a Walhalla meeting today whether anyone in Oconee County could justify a transportation project worth at least $25 million.  Chairman Sam Dickson of Oconee’s State “C” Fund Committee announced that he had received an invitation from the South Carolina Transportation Infrastructure Bank inviting the committee to make application.  But neither Dickson nor his fellow committee […]

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Library leaders press for budget approval

A contingent of Oconee library leaders spent the day yesterday in Columbia in support of the budget request of the South Carolina State Library.  Part of the State Library’s budget each year is pass-through money, known as State Aid, for each County Library.  OCPL’s State Aid this fiscal year is$111,000. Each week during the legislative session, representatives from three or […]

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Staggered starts are headache for some parents

  Delaying the start of the Oconee school day next year will mean scheduling complications for some parents.  A waitress told 101.7/WGOG NEWS the difficulty for her in dropping off her daughter and then getting to work on time.  The Oconee school trustees approached the decision with some trepidation this month, as they became aware that some parents are going […]

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Temperatures vary wildly

Winter is now one month deep, but the mild temperatures that followed a cold snowfall reflect a wild variation from one year to the next.  Walhalla’s official low temperature for the 24-hour period Wednesday through Thursday was 40 degrees.  Yet one year ago, on this date, one Mountain Rest weather watcher recorded 12 degrees on his outside thermometer.

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Relief sought to zoning rules in Seneca

A Seneca panel will sit in judgment tonight on whether there should relief be granted to zoning rules that cover property at the Lake Keowee Loran Point home development.  A zoning variance, requested by Lonnie Martin, at 1100 Loran Point will be considered as part of a 6 o’clock Boarfd of Zoning Appeals public hearing at City Hall.

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