Westminster accepts applications for administrator

  Westminster has begun to accept applications to fill the job of city administrator.  Councilman Bill Brockington says the deadline attached to the advertisement is such that he believes the mayor and council will get the chance to discuss the applicants when they meet for their regular April meeting—Tuesday night, April 19.  The job is opening with the resignation by […]

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No pool this year, Brockington says

  Bill Brockington says he can foresee a time when Westminster gets back into the business of providing a municipal swimming pool, but not this season.  Commenting today on Councilwoman Susan Ramey’s call for a general cleanup at the city’s closed pool on Lucky Street, Brockington said there are impediments to restore the old pool in time for the summer.  […]

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FOLKS: Duke cancels lease for Warpath Landing

  “FOLKS”—Friends of Lake Keowee—says Duke Energy has officially notified the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that it has invoked the cancellation clause in the Warpath Landing lease.  The announcement was made in a story on the front page of “FOLKS” current newsletter, which says the notification was made March 4 and that Duke will take responsibility to maintain the access […]

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Lawsuit contains allegation against camp worker

The South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice is among the defendants in a lawsuit filed in Oconee County, alleging that a camp employee engaged in sex acts with a 15-year old camper.  The lawsuit was filed yesterday in the Court of Common Pleas in Walhalla on behalf of a Beaufort County resident, identified by the lawsuit as the guardian of […]

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Michelle Ann Griffin

    Greer, SC — Michelle Ann Laurent Griffin, 34, wife of Don Griffin, of 2065 N. Hwy. 101, Greer, passed away Friday, March 25, 2016 at her residence.Cryptside service will be held at 4:00 PM, Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at the Heritage Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel. The family will be at their respective homes.  Condolences may be sent to […]

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Barbara Joan Alexander Owens

  Anderson, SC— Barbara Joan Alexander Owens, 77, wife of Wyatt Eugene Owens of 221 Whitehall Road, Anderson, passed away Monday, March 28, 2016, at PruittHealth-Pickens. Graveside services will be conducted at Alexander Family Cemetery, Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at 11:00 AM. The family will be at their respective homes. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.davenportfuneralhome.com. […]

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Prisoners assigned to litter detail

2016 Litter Pick-up (1)

Oconee Sheriff’s Office will use inmate labor this spring to clean up roads and highways across the county.  Recently, Corporal Brandon Meadows, Environmental Services Officer, supervised inmate labor to clean up portions of Charles Drive in Westminster and Forest Path Lane in Walhalla.  According to Meadows, one load of litter taken to solid waste weighed approximately 1,760 pounds.  Sheriff Crenshaw […]

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Sam Price Jr.

    Sam Price, Jr., 79, husband of Martha Carver Price, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. A funeral service will be held 11 am, Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Oconee Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, Tuesday, […]

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Final grade to be applied to Oconee roundabout

  In the next few days, the DOT predicts, a final asphalt grade will be applied to Oconee County’s first roundabout intersection.  And once the final touches are applied where the Wells Highway crosses the Mormon Church and Strawberry Farm roads near Seneca, Oconee motorists can expect a smooth ride around an intersection nearest county government’s solid waste operations.  The […]

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Series to explore “Land Before the Waters”

The official Oconee County slogan of “Land Beside the Water” derives from a Cherokee word.  Starting next month the Oconee Public Library and the Oconee Heritage Center are starting a series of meetings to highlight the impact of three man-made lakes:  Hartwell, Keowee and Jocassee.  The series is called “The Land Before the Waters.”  There is the hope, according to […]

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