Holding the line on 2016 power rates

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The consortium that wholesales electric power to Westminster forecasts no rate increase during 2016.  The announcement was made by Joel Ledbetter, chairman of the board of the Piedmont Municipal Power Agency.  PMPA is made up of ten municipalities, including Westminster, which purchase wholesale electricity and then re-sells it to their retail customers.  PMPA owns a 25% share of a Duke […]

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Delbert Stump

Delbert LeRoy Stump, 89, died Saturday at Lila Doyle Nursing Care.  He was the wider of Marty Letha Laudeman Stump.  The funeral will be 2 pm Friday from the chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family receives friends from 12:30-1:30 pm, prior to the service at Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Oconee Memorial Park with full military honors. […]

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Hilda Flemming

Hilda Boggs Flemming, 75, of 622 Cobb Bridge Road, Westminster died Monday at Lila Doyle Nursing Care.  The funeral will be 11 a-m Thursday at the Sandifer Funeral Home with burial following in Oconee Memorial Park.  Family members are at their homes.  Flowers are accepted.  Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Foothills, Attn:  Foundation Office, 298 Memorial Drive, […]

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Lillian Beatrice Lay Kelley

Lillian Beatrice Lay Kelley, 92, formerly of 702 S. Catherine Street, Walhalla died Tuesday at GHS Cottingham Hospice House.  She was the widow of Joseph Edward Kelley.  The funeral will be 11 a-m Friday at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Oconee Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 9:30-10:30 am, prior to the service at Davenport […]

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Arrests made in doctors’ office burglary

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Two Oconee County brothers have been arrested and charged with burglarizing a doctors’ office in Seneca.  John Covington, Seneca police chief, says with the help of the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, the city police have arrested David Allen Wallace and Ronald Jimmy Wallace as part of an October 22 investigation of burglary at Upstate Medical Associates at 15575 Wells Highway.  The […]

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Seneca leaders hold private meeting

Seneca Police Chief John Covington went behind closed doors last night with the mayor and city council.  Also, taking part in that private meeting for the purpose of “active legal cases” were the city administrator and the city attorney.  Michael Smith, city attorney, said no action from last night’s executive session was expected.  In an interview with 101.7/WGOG NEWS, Smith […]

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Rhett Dendy Rogers

Rhett Dendy Rogers, 95, of Seneca died Wednesday at Greer Memorial Hospital.  He was the widower of Frances Williams Rogers.  The funeral will be 3 p-m Friday at Trinity Baptist Church with burial in Westview Cemetery.  The family receives friends from 2-3 pm Friday at Trinity Baptist Church prior to the service.  In place of flowers, memorials may be made […]

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Norma Weaver

Norma Jean Sherrill Weaver, 84, of 100 Michelle Lane, Seneca died Tuesday at Seneca Health and Rehab.  She was the wife of Charles Weaver Sr.  The funeral will be 11 a-m Friday from the Chapel of the Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family receives friends from 10-11 a-m, prior to the service at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Heritage […]

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Death of a county inmate

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The Oconee coroner has ruled natural causes in the death of a county inmate.  Ernest Lee Smalley Jr. of Seneca died Tuesday night at the Greenville Memorial Hospital after being found in cardiac arrest the day before in a holding cell at the Oconee Detention Center.  Guards started CPR and EMS was called.  The 33-year old Smalley was transported to […]

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Tammy Porter

Tammy Ann Porter, 48, of 281 Phillip Lear Road, Westminster died Tuesday at the Cottingham Hospice House.  The funeral will be 11 a-m Saturday at heritage Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.  The family receives friends from 10-11 a-m, prior to the service at Heritage Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.  Burial will follow.  The family is at the residence. Flowers are accepted.  Condolences may be […]

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