Aileen Hazel Crumpton Moore

Aileen Hazel Crumpton Moore, 86, widow of Eugene Bill Moore, of 200 N. Pew Street, Westminster, SC  died Tuesday at Oconee Memorial Hospital.  The funeral will be 11 a-m Friday at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to follow in Poplar Springs Baptist Church.  The family receives friends from 6-8 pm Thursday at Davenport Funeral Home. Flowers are accepted.  The […]

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The price tag for Tech building projects

Two future building projects for Tri-County Tech are going to cost millions of dollars, but the college president says they are going to educate students to help them make it in today’s world.  One of the projects is Tech’s first official campus in Oconee County.  The campus will sit inside the county’s new park on highway 11 as one occupant […]

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Downtown gets “striped”

On new asphalt sections of Walhalla’s Main Street striping has begun to appear to help motorists navigate the new road created by Streetscape.  And Wahallans are beginning to notice and talk about the new lines and turn arrows.  It was a topic during last night’s city council meeting.  From today’s report from the contractor, “…as you noticed we were able […]

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Future teachers recognized

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At Southern Wesleyan University, two young men were inducted last weekend into the university’s Call Me MISTER program.  The ceremony recognizing Jervarrio Cureton and Kennedy Lowrance took place Sunday in the historic Freedom’s Hill Church at the campus in Central.  Call Me MISTER is a program that nurtures young African-American men to pursue teaching careers that serve as mentors and […]

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Judge approves trial delay

The case alleging cocaine trafficking topping this week’s trial docket in Oconee General Sessions Court has been continued to another court term.  Judge Culbertson made the decision during pre-trial motions yesterday in Walhalla.  The defendant, an Atlanta, Georgia area man, is charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and trafficking in cocaine 100-200 grams.  Assistant Solicitor Beth Blundy said […]

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Change to City Hall water policy

No longer may one Walhalla representative decide whether a water customer’s complaint is valid.  Councilman Tjay Bagwell, chairman of the utilities committee, announced a new policy during the November meeting last night of the city council.  From now on, customer complaints are to be referred to the three-member city council utilities committee.  The committee will make an appointment with the […]

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Refugee resolution tabled

An Oconee County Council resolution opposing the settlement of refugees in South Carolina has been tabled.  At the request of Edda Cammick, the resolution needs a re-write.  The District One councilwoman says she’s uncomfortable with the issue and aware of Palestinian families in Oconee County.  “Some of them are citizens,” she said.  “Their problem is with Israel, not with the […]

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Residents displaced by home fire

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As the result of yesterday’s fire near Westminster. the American Red Cross now says it is helping four adults by providing services to meet their immediate needs, including financial assistance for food, clothing, and temporary lodging, comfort kits with personal hygiene items, and referrals to partner agencies to assist with their long-term recovery. The fire scene yesterday afternoon was 146 Dawn Drive near […]

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Helping those who earn under $40 thousand

Starting December 1, Oconee school district employees who earn under $40 thousand a year will see something extra in their paychecks.  The district has approved a $300 dollar bonus.  According to Dr. Michael Thorsland, county superintendent, some of those workers struggle to make ends meet, and this is an attempt to help them. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Taking time to recruit the best teacher available

Oconee’s public school year is not yet half over, but it’s not too early to begin to size up the roster of faculty available for the next year.  Earnestine Williams, personnel director, announced today letters have already been sent to this year’s teachers for the purpose of whether they wish to be considered for re-employment for the 2016-17 year.  In […]

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