“We are Eagles, not Razorbacks”


Salem mustered a strong front at the school board meeting.  The small school community created a setting unprecedented for board meetings.  Salem school supporters filled two meeting rooms; one, in which the trustees met and the other an adjoining room set up to handle the overflow crowd.  Several Tamassee-Salem alumni wore the school colors of gold and black.  And, once […]

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Court orders long-term rehab

A judge today ordered a Walhalla mother of four children into long-term rehabilitation after she pleaded guilty to four counts of unlawful neglect of a child.  The conditions of the sentence announced by Judge Alex Macaulay spare Heather Wilbanks of any additional jail sentence; however, the 25-year old is to be held until space becomes available in the Haven of […]

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Nettie Louise Moss Stone

Nettie Louise Moss Stone, 69, of 489 Crestwood Drive, Salem died Sunday at her home. She was the wife of Sidney Duane Stone Sr.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Wednesday at Davenport Funeral Home with burial to follow in Oconee Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 6-8 pm Tuesday at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers are accepted.  The family […]

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Water donation to Columbia’s Allen University

Allen-Water donation

Southern Wesleyan University at Central donated more than 11,000 bottles of water to Allen University, an institution affected by a boiled water advisory issued by the city of Columbia following widespread flooding in the area. Southern Wesleyan officials realized that clean drinking water has been difficult to obtain in the state’s capital city and, with help from South Carolina Independent […]

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Tracy Leon Davis

Tracy Leon Davis, 49, of 2002 Owens Road, Seneca died Tuesday at his home.  He was the husband of Evelyn Smith Davis.  Graveside services will be 12 p-m Monday at Neville Cemetery.  The family receives friends at the home, 2002 Owens Road, Seneca.  Flowers are accepted.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.davenportfuneralhome.com.  Davenport Funeral Home is […]

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Jackson Wade Martin

Jackson Wade Martin, infant child of Jason Martin and Ashley Cobb, died Sunday at Oconee Medical Center. Private services will be held.  Flowers are accepted.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.  Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Re-lighting Walhalla downtown

Since the time Streetscape construction began in Walhalla, the downtown has been a darkened place without street lights.  That’s changing.  The new, old-timey poles are being put up, and the contractor says the hope is to soon light some of those streetlights on Main Street—between the blocks of Tugaloo and College.  

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Preliminary plane crash report

The National Transportation Safety Board has published a preliminary report saying an “in-flight breakup” preceded the crash of a small plane October 2 near Westminster.  The crash killed the pilot and three passengers who were headed to Clemson for that weekend’s game with Notre Dame.  The NTSB quotes preliminary information provided by the FAA that, at six thousand feet altitude, […]

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Trustees to hear school closing recommendation

Supporters of the Tamassee-Salem Middle/High School are expected to fill the audience at tonight’s school board meeting, in protest of a recommendation to close their school.  The official recommendation to close the school at the end of the current school year is to be made by administration tonight, although the trustees are likely to have given it thought since the […]

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