Tour the new school Monday!

Oconeeans can get a look next week at their new $54 million dollar high school.  The school district will cut the ribbon at 5 o’clock Monday afternoon for the new Walhalla High in Picket Post, and the public is invited for that ceremony, as well as for tours of the new school afterward.  The tours will last until 6:30 at […]

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Chemical maker in line for Oconee

Oconee County appears in line to land a chemical manufacturing plant. County Administrator Scott Moulder said this week the benefits would be a $1 million dollar investment and 30 jobs. At this week’s meeting, the County Council gave the first of two required readings to a special source credit as part of an incentive for the publicly unidentified company to […]

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Chamber announces “Pardon Our Progress” incentive

A water line break occurred today during work on Walhalla’s Streetscape. And today the chamber of commerce announced a Pardon Our Progress incentive card for the public to patronize businesses during the project. Vanessa Penton of the chamber says people who carry the free POP card—-which is available at the Walhalla Chamber, the City Hall, West Union Town Hall, and […]

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Roger Martin Shirley

Roger Martin Shirley, 93, of Rodgers Road, Seneca died Thursday at the Cottingham Hospice House.  He was a dairy farmer.  The funeral will be 3 p-m Sunday at Earles Grove Baptist Church; the burial follows in the church cemetery.  The family receives friends prior to the service from 2-3 p-m at the church.  In place of flowers, memorials may be […]

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Walhalla altercation sends man to hospital

The Walhalla police say a man appeared to have been knocked unconscious and was found in a pool of blood on N. Pine Street. At mid-afternoon yesterday, the police approached Wagener Circle apartments and found a group of people surrounding a man down on the pavement. Capt. Paul Harris said the man, bleeding from his head, was the victim in […]

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Lawsuit arises from fall at state park

A lawsuit filed this week in the Oconee Common Pleas Court alleges that a visitor to Devil’s State Park broke her left leg when she fell while walking on a paved walkway. It’s a damage lawsuit, filed Tuesday on behalf of Charleston County resident Beatrice Whitten, alleging negligence and recklessness by the state Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. According […]

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Judge rules for the plaintiff

The Hon. Scott Sprouse, in his role this week as Oconee Common Pleas judge, ruled in favor of the plaintiff in a case alleging breach of contract. Sprouse’s ruling came in the case of Patricia Ford against John C. Pulliam. The judge directed Ford’s attorney to prepare for his signature an order spelling out details.  

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Ernest Pelfrey

Ernest Mackey Pelfrey, 82, of 11302 Long Creek Hwy., died Sunday at his home.  He was the husband of Bertie Marie Standridge Pelfey.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Thursday from the Chapel of the Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family is at the residence.  Flowers are accepted.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.  Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting […]

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Bessie Elizabeth Nix Bramlett

Bessie Elizabeth Nix Bramlett, 88, of 106 James Street, Westminster died Tuesday at the Cottingham Hospice House.  She was the widow of Carl Robert Bramlett.  A graveside service will be 2 p-m Saturday at Oconee Memorial Park. The family receives friends from 12:30-1:30 p-m Saturday, prior to the service at Sandifer Funeral Home.  Family members are at their homes.  In […]

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The Keowee Key story

Forty years ago the company that originally developed what today is Keowee Key brought in Eddie Albert, star of a popular TV show called “Green Acres” to help promote living on the new Lake Keowee. Since then, a story has developed of a gated community that changed Oconee County. Part of that story will be told this week when Kevin […]

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