Tribute in Seneca to the late Glenn Frey

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The guests for the Joint Regional Sewer Authority’s annual members’ meeting last night enjoyed a catered dinner served by Manna from Heaven.  And, as they dined, they were entertained by the sounds of the pop group the Eagles.  Bob Faires and the folks at the remodeled Seneca Water Treatment Plant paid tribute to the late Eagles’ front man Glenn Frey […]

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Libraries seek handicapped ramps

Like the Seneca Library, the libraries in both Walhalla and Westminster may soon acquire amenities to directly benefit handicapped patrons.  The library trustees can thank what’s described as a $150 thousand windfall, courtesy of Oconee County Council.  Automatic doors were recently installed at the Seneca Library and staff now seeks ramps and automatic doors for Walhalla and Westminster.  Trustees Chairman […]

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County Elections Office readies for February 20 and 27

If you are a Republican or a Democratic voter, you likely are getting ready to cast your ballot for your choice in the state’s Presidential preference primary.  The Republicans hold their primary Saturday, February 20 and the Democrats one week later, February 27.  In the meantime, the office of Registrations and Elections is getting ready.  Vote machine preparations along with […]

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Report on inmate’s death sent to prosecutor

The Oconee County sheriff says the state police have finished their investigation of an inmate’s death and have sent the report to the circuit solicitor’s office.  Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says he’s awaiting a letter from Solicitor Chrissy Adams about the status of the case of Ernest Lee Smalley Jr.  The 33-year old Seneca resident died October 27 at a Greenville […]

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James Robert McAlister

James Robert McAlister, 85, of 455 Heritage Lane, Westminster died Sunday at his home. He was the widower of Louise Davis McAlister.  A graveside service will be 2 pm Wednesday at First Baptist Memorial Park.  Family members are at their homes.  Flowers accepted. Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandfiferfuneralhome.com.  Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Sewer Authority holds rates steady

Unique and different are words that Bob Winchester uses to describe the way Oconee County delivers sewer treatment.  But what the long-time executive director of the Joint Regional Sewer Authority seemed most proud of last night is that the authority is free of debt and, for the fourth year, the authority has held the line on the charges it makes […]

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January 16 accident proves fatal

An elderly Westminster man died yesterday—nine days after a traffic accident on highway 11.  Coroner Karl Addis says the death of 80-year old Samuel G. Haley occurred at 5:58 yesterday morning at the Greenville Memorial Hospital and death was attributed to complications from a head injury.   According to Addis, Haley was one of two drivers involved in an accident at […]

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Dr. Hal Gardner Robbins, Jr.

Dr. Hal Gardner Robbins, Jr., 86, of 100 terrace Meadows Drive, Seneca, died Sunday at his home.  He was the husband of Lillian Andrews Robbins.  The funeral will be 2 pm Thursday at Welcome Wesleyan Church with burial to follow in Heritage Memorial Gardens near Westminster.  The family receives friends from 12:30-2 pm, prior to the service, at Welcome Wesleyan […]

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A new twist for Freshman Focus night

  The annual Freshman Focus Parent Night at Walhalla High School takes on a new dimension this year.  Not only will the school welcome rising freshmen and their parents from the Walhalla Middle School but they will also welcome rising 9th graders and their parents from Tamassee-Salem Middle School.  This year’s event will be Thursday, February 4, 2016.  The program […]

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