Transition started in Westminster

In last week’s election, all incumbent candidates in Westminster lost re-election.  It means a new mayor and three new council members for the Oconee municipality.  A transition has already begun.  Mayor-elect Brian Ramey met for about four hours yesterday with Mayor Rick McCormick, City Administrator Jeff Lord, and Councilman and Mayor Pro-tem Bill Brockington.  Before the start of last night’s […]

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Veterans’ Day events in Oconee

Congressman Jeff Duncan speaks at 9 o’clock this morning at a Walhalla Middle School assembly to honor veterans on this holiday.  Oconee’s annual Veterans Day parade will take place at 4:30 this afternoon in Westminster.  Like most county offices, Oconee public libraries are closed today.  The book returns and the website are available.  The library branches will re-open at their […]

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Ronald Harry Nix

Ronald Harry Nix, 68, of 249 Mema Lane, Seneca died Monday at Oconee Medical Center. He was the significant other of Bobbi Elliott.  A memorial service will be held at a later date. 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.

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Nellie Belle Snider Queen

Nellie Belle Snider Queen, 100, of 101 Lila Doyle Drive, Seneca died Sunday at Lila Doyle. She was the widow of Henry Queen Sr.  The funeral will be 2 pm Wednesday at Mountain Rest Baptist Church, with burial to follow in Double Springs Cemetery.  Flowers accepted. Memorials may be made to Mountain Rest Baptist Church, 9915 Highlands Highway, Mountain Rest, […]

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Rumor–roof leak at the new high school

A speaker during last night’s meeting of the Oconee school trustees said there’s a rumor that the roof leaks at the new Walhalla High School.  And today a district administrator said, “There have been a few issues as you have with any new building.”  But Steve Hanvey said the roofing company has taken care of the leaking roof flashing—pieces of […]

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School supporters return in smaller numbers

Tamassee-Salem supporters returned in smaller numbers to last night’s meeting of the Oconee School Board of Trustees.  Though many of their expressions were subdued, they are still hopeful the trustees will see fit to reverse their decision and keep open their middle and high school beyond the end of the current school year.  Two of last night’s speakers—Lynn and Eddie […]

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Stolen bus recovered

Oconee School District has been reunited with one of its activity buses stolen during the weekend in Walhalla.  The police say the bus was taken from the parking lot of Walhalla Middle School.  Chief Ronald Wilbanks says county officers found the bus apparently abandoned in a driveway outside the city.   An investigation is underway to determine who stole the bus […]

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