Westminster teachers take a bus ride!

A week before the start of the school year, some Oconee teachers lived the experience of riding a school bus.  Sherrie McAlister, the first-year principal at Westminster Elementary School, wanted her teachers to know what it’s like for their students who will ride the bus to and from school every day—sometime staying on the bus for up an hour.  Their […]

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Prepping for road paving in La France

This is the week for more road work on the major road through the Anderson County community of La France.  Men and equipment will be preparing a section of U-S 76/the Clemson Highway, between May Street and La France Road, for re-paving.  Motorists are being asked to pay attention to warning signs, flagmen, men and equipment and, if possible, avoid […]

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Court date set to appeal zoning change

Oconee Common Pleas Court has assigned an August 29 date for the appeal of a zoning change that allows a Dollar General store to build on the Ebenezer Road near the SC 188 four-way stop intersection.  Nearby homeowners dissatisified with the May decision of the county Board of Zoning Appeals to grant a special exception have retained an attorney.  Their […]

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Rain is coming, but will it be enough?

If the first three days in August are any indication, things could be looking up for the Savannah River Basin.  According to the Army Corps of Engineers, it has definitely been worse: A dozen or more times in the last 68 years the sub-basins have received less rain4 than they did last month, including in 1980 when Thurmond got a […]

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Car wreck fatal to camp counselor

A late night car accident near Mountain Rest has proved fatal to a 41-year old man on his way to work.  The accident occurred at 9:50 last night on SC 28/the Highlands Highway, eight miles north of Walhalla.  Coroner Karl Addis said Alton Owens Jr. died at the scene in the presence of EMS personnel.  Owens was 41 years old.  […]

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Linda Gail Gambrell

Walhalla, SC — Linda Gail Gambrell, 66, wife of John Henry Gambrell of 320 Lucas Street, Walhalla passed away Saturday, August 06, 2016 at her residence. Graveside services will be held at 4:00 P.M. on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2:30 – 3:30 P.M. on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Davenport […]

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