Blue Ridge crews remained on standby

Blue Ridge repairs crews remained on standby during the night to be ready to respond to any further outages caused by the high winds that blew through the area much of yesterday.  By 9:40 last night, seven Blue Ridge Co-Op customers were without power–two in Greenville County and five in Pickens County. Repair crews anticipated those lost customers would be restored […]

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Elene Rholetter Pelfrey

Westminster, SC— Ellene Rholetter Pelfrey, 79, wife of the late Joel Dean Pelfrey, of 121 North Horseshoe Bridge Road, Westminster, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at Ellenburg Skilled Nursing Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Long Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.The family will […]

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Trafficking meth costs woman her freedom

A term of six years in prison was meted out in the Oconee General Sessions Court to a woman arrested last year on charges of trafficking in methamphetamine second offense.  Judge Sprouse handed down to Malinda Gail Wilson a six-year sentence, with credit for time served in jail awaiting trial.  Sprouse approved a straight six-year term recommended by the office […]

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Money donated this week helps those with intellectual disability

The Knights of Columbus will raise money this weekend to help people with intellectual disabilities.  Members of the organization will be at Bountyland Quik Stop, Bi-Lo Grocery, and Wal-Mart to accept donations.  Last year the Knights supported classroom teachers in 22 schools and the Oconee County Tribble Activity Center. Pictured is Larry Patten with Blue Ridge Elementary in Seneca one of […]

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Light plane crash near Walhalla leads to civil suit

Court papers claim that as a result of a plane crash near Walhalla a Texas woman now has a great fear of traveling on airplanes.  An attorney for LaDonna Patterson has filed a damage lawsuit against Gary Schmidt and Just Aircraft, alleging she suffered “significant physical injuries.”  According to the allegations, Patterson was a passenger in a plane owned by […]

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Crimestoppers paid reward money in March

A tip to Crimestoppers of Oconee County led to an arrest in the month of March and the payout of reward money.  Because of the anonymity and confidentiality of Crimestoppers, the Sheriff’s Office won’t give specific details of the tip.  Between April 2013 and April this year, the Crimestoppers board paid approximately $5,425.00 in reward money for 38 cases where […]

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South Carolina support for Neil Gorsuch

  South Carolina’s U-S senators are speaking out in support of Neil Gorsuch, the Supreme Court nominee.  Scott spoke on the Senate floor and Graham predicted Gorsuch will win nomination.  When the Senate takes its vote will determine whether Graham can honor a commitment he has made to attend Saturday’s convention of Oconee Republicans in Walhalla.

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Conservation Bank unfused by Duke donation

The receipt of a $600 thousand dollar contribution by Duke Energy means the Oconee Conservation Bank Board can do business.  This money can be used to award grants to Oconee landowners who are willing to conserve their land.  According to Shea Airey, a landowner must apply to the OCCB. The OCCB then evaluates the merit of the project based on […]

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