As opening day nears

With the opening of Oconee public schools a week away, the fleet of bus drivers is seven short.  Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent for operations for the public schools, says, “We have around 100 that are full-time (30 hours or more) that get benefits.  We also have a group of part-time and substitute drivers.”  Students who will be transitioning into the […]

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Archie Fred Turpin Sr.

Archie Fred Turpin Sr., 76, of 150 Turpin Road, Mountain Rest died Monday at GHS Cottingham Hospice House.  He was the husband of Marie C. Turpin. The funeral will be 4 p-m Wednesday at Davenport Funeral Home with burial to follow in Belmont Baptist Church Cemetery in Mountain Rest.  The family receives friends from 6:30 to 8 p-m Tuesday at […]

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Edwards for Mayor and Bagwell for Council

The announcement by Danny Edwards that he will try for a second term as Walhalla mayor this year means Tjay Bagwell will abandon the idea of running and, instead, seek a new term on city council.  Bagwell said today he would like to remain in office while the city finished street and water projects and he’s hopeful Walhalla can make […]

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Arson and neglect charges filed against Oconeean

Charges of arson third degree and unlawful neglect of a child or a helpless person have been placed against a 33-year old Oconee County woman.  The Sheriff’s Office today announced the charges against Jennifer Leann Bryant.  She was arrested Friday and charged with offenses July 14.  An arrest warrant, issued by Magistrate Blake Norton, accuses Bryant of setting fire to […]

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David Brian Owens

David Brian Owens, 45, of 129 Timberlake Drive, Seneca died Friday.  A memorial service will be held later.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society via donate.cancer.org.  Family members are at their homes.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.davenportfuneralhome.com.  Davenport Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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James C. Bishop

James C. Bishop, 79, of 620 Glenn Ferry Road, Fair Play died Sunday at his home.  He was the husband of Elizabetyh “Ann” Cox Bishop.  A funeral service will be 11 a-m Tuesday at Heritage Memorial Gardens Mauseoleum.  In lieu of flowers, memorials in his memory may be made to Beaverdam Baptist Church, PO Box 128, Fair Play, SC  29643. […]

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James Roscoe “Red” Butts

James Roscoe “Red” Butts, 87, of 270 Picket Post Road, Walhalla died Saturday at GHS Cottingham Hospice House.  He was the widower of Ella Mae Rogers Butts.  Graveside services will be 2 p-m Wednesday at Oconee Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p-m, prior to the service, at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers are accepted or memorials […]

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School food prices for a new year

Oconee public schools are out with a reminder that school meals are an option for students once the new year starts next week on Tuesday, August 18.  The school district is participating in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program.  All registered students are eligible to participate and are awarded benefits based on family size and income.  […]

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Graham glad-hands the crowd

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“I love you Lindsey Graham.”  That was the message and hug Senator Graham received from one woman before Graham even walked into a Seneca restaurant this morning for his meet-and-greet event, arranged by the county Republican Party.  With ease, Central native and Oconee resident Graham has won elections for the Senate and House.  Based on early polling, he’s finding it […]

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