Judged on apple taste, texture and appearance

Some of the Westminster area’s best cooks turned out dishes for judging in the apple baking contest as part of this year’s Apple Festival.  And the winners are Nancy Miles in the adult division for her fried apple pies and Junior Duncan in the kids category for his toffee apple tarts.  Kathy Duncan placed second in the adult category for […]

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Salem to be a brighter place

Tree trimming and street lighting are projects approved last night by the Salem Town Council.  With the help of the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, the town is in line for new lights where the town recently annexed as well as replacement street lights to brighten some of the darker parts of town.  Salem also will trim trees and cut brush […]

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United Way increases its goal

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It’s the time of the year to give to the United Way of Oconee, to help the community’s unfortunate.  History shows total United Way giving took a dip during the tough times of the last decade, but David McCutcheon says United Way is on “a steady, but slow pace to move up.”  McCutcheon’s colleague, Allison Smith, announced $600 thousand dollars […]

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A wet Wednesday

The bands of rain that chased away Streetscape workers yesterday in Walhalla produced nearly an inch and a half of rain.  The official measurement, as reported by U-S Weather Observer Barbara Wilson, amounted to 1.44”.  The typical reaction from Oconeeans who scampered to cover was that the rain is needed, but not all at once in these amounts.

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Tickets to see and hear Pope Francis

Tickets to see and hear Pope Francis in Washington this month are being made available to South Carolinians through the office of U-S Senator Tim Scott.  His Holiness Pope Francis becomes the first pope to address a joint meeting of Congress when he speaks to the lawmakers at 10 a-m Thursday, September 24.  Scott’s office has a limited number of […]

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Annie Ruth White Derrick

Annie Ruth White Derrick, 77, of 115 Pasture Side Drive, Walhalla died Monday at Oconee Memorial Hospital.  She was the wife of Christopher Doyle Derrick. The funeral will be 2 p-m Friday at Poplar Springs Baptist Church with burial to follow in Oconee Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 6-8 p-m Thursday at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers are accepted. […]

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George Gilliam

George Thomas Gilliam, 77, of 421 Simmons Ford road, Townville died Tuesday at AnMed Hospital.  He was the husband of Johnny Sue Hopkins Gilliam.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Friday from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Fair Play Church of God Cemetery.  The family receives friends from 1-2 p-m, prior to the service, at […]

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Verner Couch

Verner Couch, 79, of 2905 Highlands Highway, Walhalla died Wednesday at Seneca health and Rehab.  He was the widower of Mildred Louise Watkins Couch.  The funeral will be 11 a-m Friday at Davenport Funeral Home with burial to follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The family receives friends from 10-11 a-m, prior to the service, at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers are […]

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