It’s the South’s version of Punksutawney Phil

The Lake Hartwell radio station WLHR in Lavonia was represented this Groundhog Day morning near Atlanta, to wait for the appearance of General Beauregard Lee.  Folks from across Georgia were in Lilburn when General Lee made his annual appearance. He emerged from his mansion this morning at 7:30 AM to see about 100 smiling faces to greet him. It was a […]

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The suspense ends tomorrow morning!

Two meetings tomorrow for the new Oconee County Council.  The agenda for 8:30 in tomorrow morning calls for the council to select a replacement for Beth Hulse, who resigned as Clerk to Council and took a job in the private sector.  After that special meeting, the council is to convene a retreat meeting where the agenda calls for a financial […]

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Year one savings amounted to $110 thousand

Oconee County’s arrangement with a Tennessee health care provider for inmates saved the county more than $110 thousand dollars in the first year.  And that figure mirrored what Sheriff Mike Crenshaw told the county council in 2015 when he requested and received approval to outsource the job of medical care to Southern Health Partners of Chattanooga.  Crenshaw disclosed the figure […]

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Drug and weapons charges land Utica man in jail

Drug and weapons charges have landed a 50-year old man in the Oconee jail.  The Sheriff’s Office has announced that Howard Eugene Johnson of Gammell Street was jailed Tuesday after officers said they removed what appeared to be a pot meth lab inside a building.  Arrangements were made with the state police to have the lab removed from the property.  […]

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Janie Dessie Lee Bryant Garrett

Seneca, SC— Janie Dessie Lee Bryant Garrett, 100, wife of the late Johnie Martin Garrett, of 260 Kelly Mill Road, Seneca, passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at GHS Lila Doyle. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Friday, February 3, 2017, at Maranatha Baptist Church. Burial will follow at 4:30 PM, Friday, at White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery […]

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West-Oak Wrestling Wins Region Tournament

The West-Oak Wrestling Team finished the 2016-17 wrestling season as Region I AAA Champions. At the Region I AAA Tournament on Tuesday, the Warriors qualified all 13 of their wrestlers to the Upper State tournament. West-Oak also had 12 wrestlers in the finals of the tournament and crowned 9 region champions.       3rd place Tyler James   2nd […]

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Rush Thrift joins general contractor firm

Rush Thrift has become the third generation employee at the Seneca-family based business Thrift Development.  He’s the oldest son of Gary Thrift, president of Thrift Development, and grandson of the company founder, the late Glenn Thrift.  Rush Thrift will work as vice president and general counsel.  He started work as an associate attorney in the insurance defense firm Laney and […]

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Mildred Whiten

  Westminster – Mildred Elizabeth King Whiten, 88, widow of the late William Jimmy “Jim” Whiten, 550 Whiten Road, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Seneca Health and Rehab. A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Friday, February 3, 2017 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Rock Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family […]

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School Choice available within Oconee district

School Choice is now open across the Oconee School district for the 2017-18 year.  Parents may request that their children may enroll inschool in any of the attendance areas—provided there are no behavior or attendance issues at their current schools.  Based on available space, the decision to grant School Choice is up to the principal.  To sign up for School […]

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New mobile health van to make first Walhalla stop

  A new mobile health clinic van, belonging to the Sullivan Center at Clemson University, will make its first stop in Walhalla on Friday.  Nurse practitioner Megan Kyle says the Sullivan Center is excited to carry out its mission of providing free health services to areas that are under-served when it comes to medical care.  The solar-powered van, with what […]

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