Carjacking suspect arrested

Oconee sheriff’s officers last week deployed stop sticks last week in an attempt to capture a carjacking suspect. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the car driver drove over the stop sticks on South Carolina 183/the Walhalla-Westminster Highway and came to a halt within a football field length of the stop sticks. An arrest was made without incident. The Sheriff’s Office […]

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Farmers Market in business today

The Walhalla Farmer’s Market is open today on Main Street at the corner of North Spring and Main Streets.  The hours are Monday mornings 7-10 and Thursday afternoons, 4-7. Growers of Oconee County products are welcome to set up but they’ll need a grower’s permit. You can get that permit from the Clemson Extension office on W. South Broad Street […]

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Clyburn to speak to Oconee Democrats

A leading South Carolina Democrat will venture into Lindsey Graham country this month to help the local party raise money in advance of next year’s elections. Sixth District Congressman James Clyburn will keynote the annual Oconee Democratic Party picnic and fundraiser. “Mr. Clyburn is the third-ranking Democrat in the U-S House of Representatives and the highest ranking member of our […]

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Presidential announcement is “Central” to Graham

Twenty-five years ago a young lawyer targeted kudzu in his role as chairman of the Walhalla Health and Sanitation Board. These days there no longer is such a board, but the lawyer has since set his goals on a much loftier ambition. This morning Oconee County resident Lindsey Graham returns to his native Pickens County town of Central to officially […]

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If you can help, bring a hoe and a rake!

A Seneca landscaper has been touched by the need to clean up an old cemetery in Laurens County.  And Kenny Wright tomorrow is hoping for volunteers to join him at an 18th century cemetery at 26 Summit Street in the city of Laurens.  According to Wright, the old cemetery has been neglected for years.  You can call him at 864-784-3866. […]

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Pre-trial ruling favors the plaintiffs

A 10th circuit judge has issued a pre-trial ruling in a civil case brought on behalf of five low state counties. The counties of Allendale, Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper are alleging that the national electronic registry MERS and its member banks have corrupted a traditional land records system and replaced it with a controversial electronic data registry. Based on […]

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Michael Arsics

Michael Arsics died Wednesday, May 27 at the Clemson Area Retirement Center.  He was 94.  For more than 50 years, he was a pilot and aviation mechanic.  Among the survivors is the widow Erna Schulthess Arsics of Clemson  No formal services are planned at Michael’s request.  In place of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorials in Michael’s honor be made […]

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Clovie Mae Summey McGuffin

Clovie Mae Summey McGuffin, 74, of Chau Ram Park Road, Westminster died Tuesday at the Cottingham Hospice House.  She was the wife of Benny Corbin McGuffin. A memorial service will be 11 a-m Saturday from the chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family is at the residence.  Flowers are accepted.  Memorials may be made to the COPD Foundation, 3300 Ponce […]

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Ronald Jack Lawless

Ronald Jack Lawless, 68, of 265 Spivey Road, Westminster died Wednesday at his home.  He was the husband of Angela Fay McGinnis Lawless.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Saturday at Unity Baptist Church; the burial in the church cemetery.  The family receives friends from 1 to 2 p-m, prior to the service, at Unity Baptist Church.  Flowers are accepted. […]

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