Perhaps, no tax increase after all!

In a long afternoon meeting, the Oconee County Council approved re-worked budget figures that avoid a tax increase during an election year.  A series of cuts along with a draw from the county’s profitable rock quarry appear to be enough to avoid the potential for a 2.1 tax mill increase.  The lone dissenter yesterday was District Four’s Joel Thrift, who […]

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Johnny Cox

Walhalla- John “Johnny” Lewis Cox, Jr., 62, husband of Kay Rappe Cox of Hesse Hwy died May 5, 2016 peacefully at his home.Graveside Services will be 2:00PM Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.The family is at the residence and a message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com SANDIFER FUNERAL HOME IS ASSISTING THE FAMILY […]

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Harvy Joe Price

  Seneca, SC— Harvy Joe Price, 57, of 209 Price Farm Road, Seneca, SC, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at his home.Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Saturday, May 7, 2016, at Heritage Memorial Gardens in Westminster.  The family will receive friends from 12:00-1:30 PM, prior to the service, at Davenport Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, […]

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Oconee’s budget burden lightens

  “This has slipped way beyond where we thought it would.”  That is part of the explanation that the Tri-County Tech president gave Oconee officials to describe the status of its timetable for the next major building at the college’s main campus.  During a budget request meeting, Tech’s Dr. Ronnie Booth told the Oconee County Council it won’t require a […]

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Accident victim identified

The victim in yesterday’s fatal lawnmower accident near Seneca has been identified as Harvy Joe Price of Price Farm Road.  The “zero turn” mower Price was operating flipped into a ditch near his home, in the vicinity of the Radisson Road.  Coroner Karl Addis said it appears the lawn mower was in a reverse motion at the time of the […]

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Arrest made in theft at Walhalla trailer home

  The Walhalla police have arrested a 28-year old woman in a theft in March at a trailer home near the middle school.  The police identify the arrested woman—Amy Mechelle Duggan—as one of two suspects in the investigation of a theft on Happy Hollow Drive near SC 183, the Walhalla-Pickens Highway.  Duggan is charged with burglary second degree and petty […]

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Letter carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” drive May 14

With the help of sponsors, volunteer organizations and postal workers, the National Association of Letter Carriers will hold its annual nationwide Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Saturday, May 14.  Last year’s drive collected more than 70 million pounds of non-perishable food that was left in bags next to patrons’ mailboxes.  In South Carolina last year, collections of more than 490 […]

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Former Westminster man pushes for state anthem

A former Westminster resident, now living in Rock Hill, is behind an effort to create an official anthem for South Carolina.  Kevin Gray says he has taken the state’s motto, “While I Breathe, I Hope,” and composed a musical piece.  Gray says two Rock Hill state lawmakers, John King and Gary Simrill, introduced a bill in the House of Representatives […]

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Jail visitor charged with indecent exposure

An affidavit to a warrant charges a Walhalla woman with indecent exposure at the Oconee jail.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, there’s a video from April 27 of Aimee Marie James (Shook) inside the visitation room, exposing a breast when requested by an inmate.  An investigator obtained a warrant and the woman was arrested yesterday. In South Carolina, the penalty […]

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A 101.7/WGOG NEWS correction

  An official of the Greater Oconee Chamber of Commerce in Seneca says  101.7/WGOG’s story on the possibility of three chambers of commerce becoming one contained an error.  Ed Halbig said, “We are not looking for an executive director at this time.  Instead, we are discussing the chambers coming together. The article gives the impression that we have a position […]

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