Trustees await lengthy agenda

Monday night is an action meeting night for the Oconee school trustees.  A lengthy agenda is in store for the five men and women who decide the policies of the county’s public schools.  Action items include the approval of a calendar for 2017-18 and possible action on the hiring of two additional school resource officers.  In executive session, the trustees […]

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State recommends get a flu shot starting now

The flu season is here, and state health authorities say now is the time to get vaccinated to protect yourself and your family from the viral disease.  According to the Department of Health and Environmental Control, even if you got vaccinated last year, you should do so again this year because protection from last season decreases over time. The vaccine […]

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Police chief to re-look at towing ordinance

The Westminster police chief, Dean Awalt, has been asked to take a new look at the city ordinance governing the police department’s list of towing operators.  And Mayor Brian Ramey said that once Awalt consults the three wrecking services on the list for their opinions on how the rules can be made fairer, the chief is to recommend changes to […]

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Poor turnout will hurt the GOP, Skipp believes

A poor turnout November 8 will hurt the chances of the Republicans to capture the White House, in the opinion of Bob Skipp, the chairman of Oconee Republican Party.  Skipp spoke to 101.7/WGOG NEWS yesterday while U-S Senate candidate Tim Scott pressed the flesh during a campaign stop at Seneca.  Because many Americans speak disgustingly of both the Republican and […]

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U-S senator makes Seneca campaign stop

A handful of candidates stand in the way of Tim Scott’s bid to be re-elected to the U-S Senate, but the Charleston Republican says he is cautiously optimistic that the voters next month will return him to a new term in Washington.  Yesterday Scott greeted those who gathered at the Seneca Family Restaurant–an event promoted by the Oconee Republican Party. […]

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Barbara Ione Dunavan Haddle

Mountain Rest, SC— Barbara Ione Dunavan Haddle, 84, wife of the late Thomas Franklyn Haddle, of 125 Dunbartom Oaks Drive, Mountain Rest, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at her home. Memorial services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Sunday, October 23, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Epworth Children’s Home, […]

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Nurse charged with exploting vulnerable adult

A home health nurse has been arrested in Oconee County, charged with exploitation of a vulnerable adult.  The arrest of Walhalla resident Chelly Kay Franklin, 50, took place yesterday after an Oconee Sheriff’s Office investigator signed an affidavit to an arrest warrant alleging that, without permission, Franklin used the personal information of an Alzheimer’s patient for whom Franklin’s employer was […]

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Mandy McCall

      Westminster – Amanda Diane McCall, 41, of 417 Corneila Avenue, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2016 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  No formal services will be held at this time. Memorials in her memory may be made C/O Sandifer Funeral Home, PO Box 69, Westminster, SC 29693.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com SANDIFER FUNERAL HOME IS […]

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Hurricane battered South Carolina crops

Tens of thousands of acres of South Carolina cotton, peanuts, soybeans, turnips, brassicas, collards and spinach took significant beatings when Hurriance Matthew marched through the state.  And Clemson University Extension agents say what’s worse is that hundreds of trees fell onto power lines, knocking out power to almost one million homes, farms, and businesses.  Some rural areas might not have […]

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