Blog Archives

Remembering Charles Ellis “Tubby” Raines

September 5, 2013

A Seneca man in a wheelchair shot and killed more than 10 years ago is a cold case that Oconee Sheriff’s Office is circulating in hopes someone may know something that leads to his killer or killers. Investigators believe Charles Ellis “Tubby” Raines was more than likely killed August 28, 2002 before he was found…

Read more »

Lucas medical leave starts today

September 5, 2013

The medical leave of Oconee’s superintendent of education, Dr. Mike Lucas, starts today. He’s looking forward to receiving a new and improved aortic valve. In his place will sit Dr. Michael Thorsland, assistant superintendent for operations. Up to two months away from the job face Lucas. But on his morning blog today, he writes, “I…

Read more »

Colbert-Busch to speak at CU

September 5, 2013

Former congressional candidate Elizabeth Colbert-Busch kicks off Clemson University’s Women’s Leadership speaker series next week with a talk at the Strom Thurmond Institute. She’ll talk with students about her decision to run for office, the challenges of the campaign and her vision for creating change in Washington. The event, at 5 o’clock Wednesday, September 11,…

Read more »

Walhalla hotel project moving, albeit slowly

September 5, 2013

John Powell champions Walhalla’s efforts to bring a new look to the downtown. But these days the real estate developer is immersed in his own project to develop a hotel a block west of the area targeted for Streetscape. Powell yesterday said the project being pursued by him and his partner, Jim Carswell, is moving,…

Read more »

Duncan opposes Syria strikes

September 5, 2013

NBC News reports this morning President Obama faces strong opposition in the House of Representatives to military strikes in Syria. And among those at the forefront of the opposition is South Carolina’s Third District Congressman Jeff Duncan. “Not a one member of my district in South Carolina or those who’ve contacted my office by email…

Read more »

Walhalla picks Streetscape contractors

September 5, 2013

Walhalla last night gave two contractors the go ahead to undertake the city’s Streetscape project. After an executive session, Mayor Pro-tem Tjay Bagwell announced the job goes to Seamon Whiteside, an engineering/design company in Greenville, and to Town and Country, a Greenwood contractor. The two companies are to work in tandem on the remake of…

Read more »

Second entrant for the Walhalla 2013 election

September 4, 2013

A second newcomer has emerged for the November 5 Walhalla City Council election. Chris Grant of Andover Way qualified today to run for one of three council seats, for which four-year terms are available. Previously, Danny Woodward signed up to seek an unexpired term created by the resignation of James Powell.    

Read more »

42 new jobs in Greenville!

September 4, 2013

A provider of coating services for auto, heavy truck, and agriculture industries will open a new plant in Greenville County. According to an announcement by Governor Haley, the Crown Group, over the next five years, will invest $5.4 million and generate 42 new jobs. The new plant will be the Crown Group’s seventh in the…

Read more »

Day later, Bartee supporter resolute

September 4, 2013

Neither the trial nor yesterday’s verdict has weakened Rick Sanders’ belief in James Bartee. Sanders, who has relocated from Oconee County to Lavonia, Georgia, served as a defense witness for the man for whom he campaigned for Sheriff. And today Sanders said he stands by what he said last week on the witness stand. “Mr.…

Read more »

A second $100 thousand challenge pledge

September 4, 2013

Those supporting an Oconee County emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children have come up with a new challenge. The campaign for Safe Harbor recently raised enough funds from the general community to qualify for a dollar-for-dollar match of a $100 thousand gift pledged by Seneca couple Fran and Bobby Hansen. A…

Read more »

Weather

Calendar

  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
AEC v1.0.4