Rhodia Smith

Rhodia Smith, former Westminster resident, died Wednesday at Mountain Home Health in Hendersonviille, NC.  She was the widow of Ernest Taylor.  A memorial service will be 2 p-m Monday from the Chapel of the Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family receives friends after the service.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.  Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Lois Geraldine Cornett Atkinson

Lois Geraldine Cornett Atkinson, 80, of 112 Atkinson Drive, West Union died Thursday at GHS Cottingham Hospice House.  She was the wife of Walter A. Atkinson.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Monday at Davenport Funeral Home.   Flowers are accepted.  Memorials may be made to GHS Cottingham Hospice House Oconee Hospice of the Foothills, Attn:  Foundation Office, 298 Memorial […]

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Ancient water line replaced in Walhalla

Crews on the job in Walhalla’s Streetscape project have replaced a 93-year old water line, as part of the first concentrated week of the project. Scott Parris, city utilities director, said the new line runs the south side of the block of Main, from Tugaloo to College streets, and replaces a line that was installed in 1923.  The old line […]

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Seneca street work begins Tuesday

Road construction work by Thrift Development begins Tuesday on a section of Seneca’s North Townville Street. The work is to take place on N. Townville between 5th Street and Northside Elementary School.  The road work is scheduled to continue through August 17. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Governor signs domestic violence bill

A bill signed this week by Governor Haley means further trouble for those people who are deemed guilty of violence in the home place. With Pickens County Senator Larry Martin among those by her side, Haley signed the domestic violence bill S. 3. Among the changes are enhanced penalties, by tripling the penalty for the lowest offense from 30 days […]

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Two meetings will cover Thorsland’s evaluation

Oconee school trustees are likely to require two meetings before they complete their evaluation of first-year superintendent, Dr. Michael Thorsland. The meetings are planned at 8 o’clock tomorrow morning at the Walhalla Middle School and during Monday night’s regular June meeting of the trustee board. Both meetings, as they apply to Thorsland’s evaluation, are planned for closed sessions. Tomorrow’s meeting […]

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Fire ants on the move in South Carolina

A barefoot frolic through your yard on a warm spring day can change from joyful to agonizing with one wrong step into a nest of fire ants. They bite your skin, hang on tight, and then jam the stingers into your flesh. It then swells to a bump that can last for days—sometimes becoming infected and requiring further treatment. South […]

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Tour the new school Monday!

Oconeeans can get a look next week at their new $54 million dollar high school.  The school district will cut the ribbon at 5 o’clock Monday afternoon for the new Walhalla High in Picket Post, and the public is invited for that ceremony, as well as for tours of the new school afterward.  The tours will last until 6:30 at […]

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Chemical maker in line for Oconee

Oconee County appears in line to land a chemical manufacturing plant. County Administrator Scott Moulder said this week the benefits would be a $1 million dollar investment and 30 jobs. At this week’s meeting, the County Council gave the first of two required readings to a special source credit as part of an incentive for the publicly unidentified company to […]

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