Shirley Lee Williams

Walhalla, SC— Shirley Lee Williams, 80, of Walhalla, joined her late husband, CSM(R) Dennis Ray Williams, Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at Oconee Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 AM, Monday, October 17, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:00-3:00 PM, and then again […]

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Walhalla hotel project update on Tuesday

Tom Markovich, one of the developers pusuring a hotel in Walhalla, will make a report next week to the city council.  Markovich and a partner are pursuing a project to turn the former county courthouse into a hotel.  The possibility of a hotel is seen by Mayor Danny Edwards as a component to the city’s efforts to attract more visitors […]

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Oconee Democratic leader questions Trump’s intentions

Paulette Keffas-Chassin, the chairwoman of Oconee Democrats, considers Donald Trump unfit for President and last night questioned the Republican’s true intentions.  “He never wanted to be President.  I believe he came into this because he wanted to be a businessman and make money….,” Keffas-Chassin said last night.  The chairwoman, however, acknowledged there are questions about Hillary Clinton, but she says […]

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Clemson to enforce postgame safety/sportmanship

After reviewing the actions of some fans after the Louisville game, Clemson has decided to re-inforce policies and provide further guidance for fans who go onto the field after home games.  “We’re not looking to remove the ‘Gathering at the Paw’ from our football games, but uncontrolled rushing of the field can lead to potentially dangerous circumstance: Vice President for […]

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Oconee Democrat calls for a change

Oconee County Democrats last night gave a sendoff to a Seneca businessman who is trying to unseat a Republican in what’s considered a solid Republican congressional district. The chair of the county party, Paulette Keffas-Chassin, says the candidacy of Hosea Cleveland represents the only hope of her party for a local Democrat to win office in the election.  She spoke […]

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“The conspriacy theories that go on”

Two government agencies are trying to determine the extent of asbestos buried on the grounds of Seneca’s former Kellett Elementary School and who’s responsible for the health hazard.  The mayor and council were told last night Seneca has asked a private contractor for a proposal to remove the materials while DHEC is analyzing samples from the ground.  A handful of […]

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Vietnam vet to address Walhalla assembly

Walhalla Middle School will host its annual Veteran’s Day Breakfast on Friday, Nov 11. Breakfast will be served beginning at 8:30. At 9:20 the veterans will be escorted to the auditorium and the entire school will honor them with an assembly. Vietnam veteran Mike Copeland will be the guest speaker. All veterans and their families are cordially invited to attend.

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Thrift Development awaits Clemson contract

An Oconee County contractor is in line for a contract for work in Clemson.  The city council Monday night will consider awarding Thrift Development of Seneca a contract worth $1.6 million for the Berkeley Drive pedestrian bridge and shared path construction project.  In a corresponding item, the council will be asked to transfer $380 thousand from the general fund to […]

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Transportation meeting at Clemson

The Greenville-Pickens Area Transportation Study (GPATS) holds a sub-regional meeting this evening at Clemson to break public feedback into regional categories. The Clemson meeting will be 4:00pm – 7:00pm at the Community Room in Clemson City Hall. If you are close to Clemson, this is the meeting for you. The meeting will be a walk-in format, so everyone is free […]

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