Grace Nichols Powell

Grace Louis Nichols Powell of West Union died Thursday.  She was the widow of L-J Powell. A memorial service celebrating her life will be 2 pm Monday at Welcome Wesleyan Church, with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 4-7 pm Sunday at Davenport Funeral Home.  The family is at the home.  In place of […]

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Barbara Faye Pace

Barbara Faye Pace, 59, pf 8657 N. Hwy. 11, Tamassee died Friday at her home.  She was the wife of Timothy Martin Pace.  Graveside service will be 4 pm Monday at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family receives friends from 2-3:30 pm Monday at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers accepted.  Memorials may be made to Oconee Hospice of the Foothills, […]

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Oconee beefs up its unemployment rolls

Between September and October, an additional 330 people were added to Oconee’s workforce.  The state reported today that the county’s jobless rate fell again in October—-to 5.3% from September’s 5.6%.  At 5.3%, Oconee remains in the lower one third of the state’s counties for the lowest unemployment rates.  Jasper, Greenville, and Charleston counties are the lowest at 4.7% while Orangeburg, […]

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Traffic devices being moved

The contractor will move traffic devices on Walhalla’s Main Street today—-to prepare for the start of demolition on the south side of the street at Main and Catherine.  That demolition work is to begin on Monday.  According to contractor Hutch ‘N Son, it hopes to affix additional lane striping this afternoon.  

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Grant request comes thru for Westminster

An outside government grant will allow Westminster to upgrade transformers in the city’s electrical system.  Coming Westminster’s way is a grant of $81,250 from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.  “This project is part of our effort to upgrade all of our old 2,400 volt transformers so we can switch to the more efficient 7,200 V circuit,” according to […]

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College Application Month a success in Oconee

early acceptance SHS, rotated

Typically the month of October is a time that school districts organize visits by colleges, help with applications, and encourage students to take advantage of the fee application waivers that some institutions offers at this time.  The school district is reporting numbers of students at the county’s four high schools who are interested in college.  West-Oak designated one week to […]

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Ingeborg Theresia Wood

Ingeborg Theresia Wood, 78, of 506 Cedarwood Lane, West Union died Thursday at North Greenville Hospital, Travelers Rest.  She was the wife of R-Q Wood.  Graveside services will be 2 pm Sunday at Oconee Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 12:30-1:30 pm, prior to the service at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers are accepted.  The family is at the residence. […]

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Seneca opens a new museum


Seneca officially opened the city’s museum to celebrate African-American history and culture, and the crowd that gathered today was large enough for the city to close a section of W-S 2nd Street.  The museum is named for the late Bertha Lee Strickland, who worked as the housekeeper for the Lunney family, for whom the city’s one other museum is named.  […]

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