Stolen water pump valued at $1 thousand

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A thief, apparently during the night last week, stole a water pump in Long Creek.  Oconee Sheriff’s Office is investigating and, thru Crime Stoppers, will pay a cash reward to whoever can provide the tip that solves this crime.  The theft occurred August 12 on Battlecreek Road.  The stolen water pump is a 12-year old Jacuzzi, ½ horsepower, 4.5 gallon […]

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Sheryl Kalchthaler

Sheryl “Sheri’ O’Dell Kalchthaler, 70, of 411 Tiger Tail Road, Seneca died Thursday, August 13 at the Cottingham Hospice House.  She was the wife of Robert Kalchthaler.  Celebration of life will be 6:30 p-m Thursday, August 20 at Ann Hope United Methodist Church. Memorials in her memory may be made to Hospice of the Foothills, Attn:  Foundation Office, 298 Memorial […]

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Joanne Swaney Grant

Joanne Swaney Grant, 76, of 918 Friendship Road, Seneca died Sunday at her home.  She was the wife of Bobby Orr Grant.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Thursday at Hepsibah Baptist Church.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The body will lie in state at the residence where the family receives friends from beginning the evening of Monday, […]

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Legion to break ground

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Walhalla American Legion Post Commander Harold Welborn says, “A long overdue dream of a lot of area veterans is about to start coming true.”  Post 124 announces ground-breaking takes place at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon, August 30  at the new building site.  The legionnaires hope the building lot next door to the office of Veterans Affairs Office will overflow with veterans […]

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The calendar calls for a change in habits

One more day of summer vacation is all that’s left for Oconee County children.  Starting tomorrow school children are being ask to break their summer time habits and, once again, get serious about reading, writing, arithmetic.  The 2015-16 year begins tomorrow morning.  It means the re-appearance of those yellow school buses and heavy traffic in and around school zones.  The […]

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DNR to take boat saqfety suggestions

South Carolinians are getting a rare chance to sound off on what changes are needed in the state’s boating laws.  “FOLKS”—Friends of Lake Keowee—see this as a chance to help draft changes to current boating laws as a way to increase safety.  The state Department of Natural Resources will invite public comment next week in Clemson.  The public participation meeting […]

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