Tommy Sanders

Westminster – George Tommy Sanders, 67, husband of Nancy Gibson Sanders, of 200 Mountain View Street, passed away Friday, March 18, 2016.  A funeral service will be held at 11 am, Monday, March 21, 2016 from the Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends 6 – 8 pm, Sunday, March 20, 2016 at the Sandifer Funeral Home. Burial […]

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Pursuit suspect in custody

David Lee Cook

A man whom a deputy sheriff says attempted to kill him is now in Oconee County custody.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, 37-year old Easley resident David Lee Cook was placed in the Oconee Jail Thursday, charged with attempted murder.  An arrest warrant, issued by Magistrate Blake Norton, identifies Cook as the man accused of driving a truck “straight at” […]

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Marie Kelley

Greenville – Katie Marie Smith Kelley, 82, widow of the late Ralph Edgar Kelley, of 1 Creekdale Ct., passed away Thursday, March 17, 2016 at McCall Hospice of Greenville. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Monday, March 21, 2016 at the Dickson Memorial United Methodist Church of Townville. The family will receive friends prior to the service, 1 […]

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Five additional incumbent candidates

The state is reporting new political qualifying by five men who hold office, representing Oconee County residents. By mid-day today, in the fold were Jeff Duncan, incumbent candidate for Congress; Mike Crenshaw, incumbent for Sheriff; Thomas Alexander, for re-election to the State Senate; and Bill Whitmire and Bill Sandifer, candidates once again for new terms in the state House of […]

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New candidate in the fold!

True to a previous declaration, a land surveyor near Seneca has entered this year’s Republican primary to decide the nominee for Seat Five, Oconee County Council..  He’s James Glenn Hart, according to the candidate filing tracking system of the state Election Commission. Hart hopes to succeed Reg Dexter, who is stepping toward the political sidelines. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Oktoberfest makes Walhalla donation

2015 was apparently a very good year for Oktoberfest in Walhalla.  In gratitude, the committee that runs the celebration of the city’s origins has donated $20 thousand for city purposes.  Nancy Goehle, city administrator, says the $20 thousand is an addition to $5 thousand that the committee earlier gave Walhalla.  The main venue for Oktoberfest is the city’s Sertoma Field, […]

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Office staff may rule on some zoning appeals

At Seneca, the board of zoning appeals last night granted three requests to vary from the city zoning law.  Two of those involved setbacks.  In the future, however, office staff may decide some variance applications if a recommendation by Ed Halbig, director of Planning and Community Development, is approved by the city council.  According to Halbig, handling in-house appeals, such […]

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Property for restaurant in line to be annexed

Walhalla Planning Commission gave a nod of approval last night to a request to add to the corporate limits 1.6 acres.  It’s a parcel of property between highway 28 and Hetrick Street envisioned as a future Bojangles restaurant.  The planning commissioners’ approval amounts to a recommendation to the city council.  No one spoke in opposition.  However, three nearby home owners […]

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Board upholds zoning decision to demolish

A former Connecticut woman left the Walhalla City Hall in tears.  Brittany Hall re-located to Walhalla in the hope that she and her young family would be allowed to move into a mobile home at 221 N. Laurel Street that her grandfather offered at no charge.  But a permit obtained by the grandfather, Jerry Patterson, to repair the trailer had […]

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