Toney Loudermilk Suttles

Walhalla, SC— Toney Loudermilk Suttles, 88, wife of the late John Harold Suttles, of 175 Suttles Drive, Walhalla, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017 at her home. Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 PM, Thursday, March 2, 2017, at Oconee Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel.The family will receive friends immediately following the service in Oconee Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel. In lieu […]

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Car runs into Walhalla store

According to one Walhalla public safety responder, it’s believed a driver’s foot was applied too heavily to the gas pedal and the result last evening was a car hitting a Latino food store. The accident was logged in shortly before 7 o’clock on College Street, between Main and S. Broad.  No injuries reported, nor was there much damage reported.

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Oconee hospital’s finance report a mixed bag

  The financial numbers racked up by the Oconee Medical Campus of the Greenville Hospital System were impacted by a region wide switch last year to a medical record computer system called Epic.  And from what OMC’s Hunter Kome told the hospital’s Holdings Board last night the change was epic for both the hospital and the hospital physician-owned practices where […]

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Hospital embarks onn study to expand emergency department

Starting today representatives of a company that specializes in studying the need to expand hospital emergency services will visit Oconee Memorial Hospital in a fact-finding venture.  Hunter Kome, president of the Oconee Medical Campus of GHS, announced last night that the company will make several visits to the Oconee hospital as it conducts a feasibility student.  That study is important, […]

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Blue Ridge to hold district meetings next week

Oconee County customers of the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative are invited to a meeting next week to nominate a candidate to run for the Blue Ridge board to serve in the capacity as Oconee County representative.  In play is the seat now held by Len Talley, who is seeking re-election.  The meeting takes place at 10 o’clock Monday morning, March […]

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Fire fatalities identified

Coroner Karl Addis has identified the victims of last night’s two home fires in Oconee County.  The body of Mark Anthony Land, 49, was found by fire fighting personnel at the 195 Seneca Creek Road fire scene near the Oconee Airport.  The two victims of the home fire near Walhalla at 201 Brooksmore Road are, according to Addis, presumed to […]

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Billy Ray Wald

  West Union, SC— Billy Ray Wald, 76, husband of Lucy Oliver Wald, of 759 Ebenezer Road, West Union, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Heritage Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends […]

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“Jericho” is housing unit for those with special needs/disabilities

Groundbreaking took place today in Central for a housing community to serve those with special needs and disabilities.  Each of 11 residents at the Jericho Project is to be mentored and assisted by the students at Southern Wesleyan University.  Making possible the project:  Southern Wesleyan University, the boards of Disabilities and Special Needs in both Pickens and Anderson counties.  The […]

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