Will alternative resolution dispute do the trick?


A lawsuit between Westminster and its former bank may reach a resolution outside the columns and pillars of a courthouse.  An attorney was appointed last week to mediate the financial dispute the City of Westminster is waging against First Citizens Bank—with whom the city did its banking.  That is, until a former police chief embezzled money from the city’s account.  […]

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Motorists on the move this weekend!

At one Walhalla motor fuel stop this morning the proprietor was marking the price of a gallon of unleaded at $1.99.  And falling gas prices and a better economy are contributing to what’s predicted to be more cars and trucks on the road this holiday weekend.  AAA Carolinas predicts more than 450 thousand South Carolinians are expected to travel 50 […]

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Some buses with air-conditioning, others without

If you are riding an Oconee school bus in the heat of 2015, you are not guaranteed a bus with air-conditioning.  Among the state-issued buses to the Oconee public schools that have air-conditioning are seven special needs buses and eight regular education buses.  All activity buses—the white buses—purchased by the district come with air-conditioning.  Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent for education, […]

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Brian Sullivan

Brian Sullivan, 58, of 118 Planters Drive, Seneca died Monday at his home.  A memorial service will be 11 a-m Friday at Davenport Funeral Home.  The family receives friends from 10-11 a-m, prior to the service, at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers are accepted. Family members are at their homes.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.davenportfuneralhome.com.  Davenport […]

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Maggie Bates

Maggie White Bates, 88, of 1733 E. Main Street, Westminster died Tuesday at Oconee Memorial Hospital.  She was the widow of Earl K. Bates.  A graveside service will be 2 p-m Friday at First Baptist Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 12:30-1:30 at the Sandifer Funeral Home  prior to the service.  Family members are at their homes.  Flowers are […]

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Officially a race for Walhalla mayor

True to his word, Walhalla’s Danny Edwards has affixed his signature to a statement of candidacy intention to run once again for mayor.  Edwards entry yesterday into the election means he’ll be asking the Walhalla voters to return him to a second, four-year term on Election Day, November 3.  With a day to go in candidate qualifying, Edwards faces one […]

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Graham lambastes nuclear deal with Iran

President Obama has at least 34 Senate votes to support his nuclear deal with Iran.  And one of the deal’s critics, Senator Lindsey Graham, says, “The Iranians have now secured enough votes for the Senate to ensure they have a pathway to a bomb, the missile to deliver it, and the money to pay for it.”  The South Carolina Republican […]

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A donation to a Tech scholarship


Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association made a $10,000 contribution to Tri-County Technical College’s Foundation toward an existing scholarship established in 1996 for Oconee County residents.  Curt Evatt, president of Oconee Federal Savings and Loan, middle, is pictured with Grayson Kelly, executive director of the Foundation, and Courtney White, director of development at the College.  Evatt was appointed this fall […]

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Get your tickets, now!


Tickets are now available for next week’s South Carolina Apple Festival luncheon in Westminster. Everyone is invited to hear James Clements, president of Clemson University since late 2013.  Clements will keynote the luncheon that starts at 1 o’clock Friday afternoon, September 11 in the social hall of the Westminster Baptist Church.  Tickets are $15 dollars and available from any member […]

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