EJ Ledbetter

  Westminster – EJ Cecil Ledbetter, 64, of 305 Pump House Road, passed away Friday, August 5, 2016 at Oconee Memorial Hospital. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com SANDIFER FUNERAL HOME IS ASSISITING THE FAMILY  

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Doris Hunt

Townville, SC – Doris Elizabeth Glymph Hunt, 95, of 155 Rocky Knoll Lane, went to be with her Lord & Savior on August 8, 2016.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred C. Hunt, Sr., whom she cared for until his death in 1996.  A celebration of Mrs. Hunt’s life will be held on Thursday, August 11th at […]

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Billy Joe Waters

  West Union, SC – Bill Waters, 78, husband of Nancy Aleath Albertson Waters, of 215 Albertson Lane, West Union, passed away Sunday, August 7, 2016 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM, on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at the Davenport Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 3:00–4:00 PM, on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, […]

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Westminster teachers take a bus ride!

A week before the start of the school year, some Oconee teachers lived the experience of riding a school bus.  Sherrie McAlister, the first-year principal at Westminster Elementary School, wanted her teachers to know what it’s like for their students who will ride the bus to and from school every day—sometime staying on the bus for up an hour.  Their […]

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Prepping for road paving in La France

This is the week for more road work on the major road through the Anderson County community of La France.  Men and equipment will be preparing a section of U-S 76/the Clemson Highway, between May Street and La France Road, for re-paving.  Motorists are being asked to pay attention to warning signs, flagmen, men and equipment and, if possible, avoid […]

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Court date set to appeal zoning change

Oconee Common Pleas Court has assigned an August 29 date for the appeal of a zoning change that allows a Dollar General store to build on the Ebenezer Road near the SC 188 four-way stop intersection.  Nearby homeowners dissatisified with the May decision of the county Board of Zoning Appeals to grant a special exception have retained an attorney.  Their […]

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Rain is coming, but will it be enough?

If the first three days in August are any indication, things could be looking up for the Savannah River Basin.  According to the Army Corps of Engineers, it has definitely been worse: A dozen or more times in the last 68 years the sub-basins have received less rain4 than they did last month, including in 1980 when Thurmond got a […]

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