Tech graduates run Clemson Downs office

Donna Busha and Kayla Gibbs come from opposite counties.  But the two have things in common.  They both work in the business office of the retirement complex Clemson Downs.  And they are both graduates of the accounting curriculum at Tri-CountyTechnicalCollege.  Busha, a Westminster resident, works as Business Services Director.  When she had a job to fill, she turned to her […]

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At Keowee Key and Asheville they gather for Sanders

At places such as Keowee Key in Oconee County and Asheville in North Carolina, people turned out last night for an event for Bernie Sanders, an Independent Party U-S senator from Vermont who is running as a Democrat for President next year. Oconee County resident Paulette Keffas-Chassin considers herself a volunteer for Sanders 2016 and, when asked, campaign financing is […]

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Zachary Hammond

Zachary “Zach” Hammond, 19, died Sunday. He was the son of Paul and Angela “Angie” Deaton Hammond. A memorial service will be 7 p-m Friday at Foothills Community Church. The family receives friends one hour before the service. A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent in memory of Zack […]

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Zack Godley’s winning debut!

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A Pendleton man was in the stands last week to see the Major League Baseball debut of his first cousin. It was a proud and exciting moment for Bit McMillan, a technican for Crenshaw TV and Appliance, and other members of the family of Arizona Diamondbacks right-handed pitcher Zack Godley. “It was an unreal experience,” McMillan told us. Godley pitched […]

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See what the Presbyterians have built

Walhalla Presbyterian Church invites you to make plans to attend their open house at the church re-built from a fire nearly two years ago.  The open house will feature tours and takes place 10 a-m to 2 p-m Saturday at 600 E. Main Street.  Light refreshment will be served.  The event allows the Presbyterians to thank the community for its […]

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Faith-based group receives approval!

Walhalla-based Christ Central Ministries will be allowed a pilot program to use the current OconeeCounty jail once the new jail opens next door.  Sheriff Mike Crenshaw made the announcement in a 96.3/WGOG NEWS interview in which he said CCM’s plans to help ex-prisoners will be available for others in the county with problems, such as drug addiction.  The cost of […]

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Roadway blocked

At this hour, state troopers report an Oconee County roadway blocked to traffic because of an accident. The accident occurred shortly after 10 this morning at SC 11 and Armstrong Road near Westminster. Injuries are reported.

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Bernie Sanders movement in Oconee County

If you intend to vote Democratic next year and are not a Hillary Clinton fan, there are at least four other choices—including a man of independent ilk known for speaking his mind.  Bernie Sanders of Vermont was elected to the U-S Senate as an Independent, but he’s running next year for the Democratic Party nomination for President.  At an OconeeCounty […]

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Dwight Fitzgerald

Dwight William Fitzgerald, 77, died Tuesday.  He was the son of the late Emory Chapin Fitzergald and Kate Fricks Fitzgerald Cook.  No formal services are planned.  Memorials may be made to Chauga Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 150 Chauga Road, Westminster, SC  29693.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.  Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family.  

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Gowdy to address Clemson graduates

A prosecutor-turned congressman will keynote ClemsonUniversity’s summer time graduates in a ceremony that takes place next week in Greenville.  The graduation speaker will be Trey Gowdy, the Greenville-Spartanburg congressman, of late has been known for his dogged approach as chairman of the House Select Committee on the events surrounding the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.  Gowdy’s son graduated from […]

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