Plans set for Memorial Day observance

Purple Heart veteran Cecil Sandifer of Westminster will keynote Oconee County’s Memorial Day observance. It takes place one week from today, at noon at the Walhalla Civic Auditorium. Everyone is invited. Sandifer, one of an estimated 100 surviving World War II veterans in Oconee County, is also a leader in the county’s business and civic fields, a former state lawmaker, […]

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Boater education class tailored to the young

This is National Safe Boating Week, and youngsters can learn the fundamentals of safe and responsible boating during a free class next week near Seneca. All resident and non-resident boaters under 16 years of age must successfully complete a boater education class that is approved by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources before operating a personal watercraft jet ski […]

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Six rising seniors to represent Walhalla at Boys State

Six rising seniors at Walhalla High School are representing Walhalla this summer during the 2015 Palmetto Boys State. According to the Legion Post 124, bound for the campus of Anderson University June 7-13 are Shane Carney, Ryan Kowalski, Logan Bodiford, Brett Leard, Conner Phillis, and T.J. Galloway. Legionnaires Mike Hamor and Ron Blair say these young men will represent the […]

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Setting the course for Oconee’s future

The Oconee County Comprehensive Plan takes a long-term view at ensuring that the county’s vision for the future is a reality. And, in Oconee, it’s time to reach out to the public for feedback on what should be in that document. State law requires the comprehensive plan be reviewed at least every five years and updated every ten years. The […]

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Walter Ricky Couch

Walter Ricky Couch, 58, of 706 N. Laurel Steet, Walhalla died Thursday.  The funeral will be at 11 a-m Tuesday from the Chapel of the Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.  Family members are at their homes.  Flowers are accepted.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Ervin Lee Johnson

Ervin Lee Johnson, 80, of 282 Alexander Road, Salem died Saturday at the GHS Oconee Memorial Hospital.  He was the husband of Louise Reid Johnson.  For many years Mr. Johnson, a retired Clemson University employee, drove a shuttle bus at the hospital.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Wednesday at Davenport Funeral Home.  The burial follows in Evergreen Memorial Gardens. […]

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Saturday morning burglary in Seneca

The police in Seneca report a confrontation took place inside a burglarized home. The confrontation between the son of the homeowner and the two burglars apparently was enough to cause the intruders to flee. Capt. Robert Tribble said Saturday morning’s crime occurred on Laurel Grove Court near the Perkins Creek Road when two men found a key to the home […]

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Keowee Fire Department marks its 20th year

A breakfast, a cake, and a dinner helped mark the 20th year of the Keowee Fire Department’s service to Keowee Key and other lake communities. The department, which relies on a combination of paid and volunteer fire fighters, was the first in Oconee County to benefit from a tax district and remains the only one of its type today. Richie […]

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Planning commissioners to consider rezoning

At issue during a public hearing Monday night in Seneca will be a rezoning request that, if granted, would allow for five new homes on Northampton Road property. The land-holding company Crescent Communities has applied to change vacant property near the water tower from planning development zoning to R-20. Phil Lane, president of the Normandy Shores Property Owners Association, says […]

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