Riding the bus would help, Thorsland says

Traffic backups at two Walhalla schools have come to the attention of Dr. Michael Thorsland, county superintendent of education.  In the days since schools opened last Tuesday, backups on highway 11 have been reported at the location of the new Walhalla High School.  And it’s a situation that Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says the Oconee Sheriff’’s Office is monitoring.  In Walhalla, […]

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First day candidates

Two Oconee County municipalities picked up first day candidates for their 2015 municipal elections.  Walhalla resident Dennis Owens qualified to run for mayor, which apparently will set up a battle with Danny Edwards who has said he will seek a second term.  Westminster resident Susan Ramey qualified as a candidate for her city council.  The elections take place in November.

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Billy Wayne Holbrooks

Billy Wayne Holbrooks, 66, of 515 Hope Street, Westminster died Saturday at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  He was the husband of Betty Smith Holbrooks.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Tuesday at Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow in Heritage Memorial Gardens.  The family receives friends 6-8 p-m Monday at Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family is at the residence.  Flowers […]

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David Cordova Alcudia

David Cordova Alcudia, infant child of Sergio Cordova Cruz and Dorcas Alcudia Dominguez, died Friday.  The funeral will 2 p-m Tuesday at United Assembly of God, Seneca.  Burial will follow in Oconee Memorial Park.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.  Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Sertomans sponsored 30 campers

The Seneca Sertoma Club sent 30 campers to Camp Sertoma this summer.  The achievement marked the first time that any club statewide had seen as many.  The Sertomans held their annual banquet Friday night at Cross Creek Plantation, where Shane Smith was awarded Sertoman of the Year.  Club members will announce their Service to Mankind winner on September 10.  Friday […]

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Program to alow dock changes delayed

A program is being delayed to allow dock owners on lakes Keowee and Jocassee to apply for dock changes to reach deeper water.  Duke Energy anticipates the program will now be offered once the new license is issued for the Keowee-Toxaway Hydro-electric Project.  According to Duke, the delay is in response to feedback from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission which […]

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