Change at the top of Oconee Planning Commission

The gavel at Oconee Planning Commission is in new hands.  During its first 2016 meeting, the commissioners last night elected David Ownbey chairman in place of Gwen McPhail.  Ownbey and McPhail contested for the position, decided by a vote of the commission.  In a second vote, William Childress defeated McPhail for the position of vice chair.

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Meeting date adjusted

The annual members meeting of the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority, originally planned for Monday night, January 11, has now been announced for the night of January 25.  101.7/WGOG NEWS has been told that several commissioners have simply said that, on the night of the national title game, they won’t be available to meet.

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Too cold to pour concrete

Sub-freezing temperatures make this day impossible to pour concrete, as part of the Walhalla Streetscape.  The contractor says other work will be done, including electrical conduit and the completion of a waterline between Ann and Spring on the south side of Main Street.

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No more worn and tattered flags

Torn and tattered American and South Carolina flags flying at one Oconee County public school are no more.  At last month’s meeting of the Westminster City Council, Mayor Rick McCormick presented six new flags to Westminster Principal Chad Lusk and Student Council leaders Abby Williams and Grant Mobley.  The Student Council noticed the old, worn out flags and wrote letters […]

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William Frank Harris

William Frank Harris, 76, of 201 Delphi Drive, Seneca died Friday at his home.  He was the husband of Kathleen Batchelor Harris.  The funeral will be 4 pm Wednesday at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel.  The family receives friends from 3-4 pm, prior to the service, at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers accepted.  Memorials may be made to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundnation, 230 […]

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Louise Collins Haley

Louise Collins Haley, 71, of 1125 S. Andover Drive, Walhalla died Sunday at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  Among her survivors is her companion of 31 years, Ralph Roach. Graveside services will be 2 pm Wednesday at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.  The family receives friends from 6-8 pm Tuesday at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers accepted.  The family is at the home.  Condolences may […]

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H. William (Bill) Myers

H. William (Bill) Myers died December 31 after a 13-month battle with sarcoma.  A celebration of life takes place 2-4 pm Saturday, January 16 at Cross Creek Country Club in Seneca.  In place of flowers, donations may be made to Oconee Humane Society, 1925 Sandifer Blvd., Seneca, SC  29672 or to Oconee Hospice of the Foothills, 390 Keowee School Road, […]

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Frances Melligan

Frances Jeanette Melligan, 79, died Sunday at Seneca Health and Rehab.  She was the widow of Michael Melligan Jr.  A memorial service will be held at a later date where she will be laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery, Lackawanna, NY.  In place of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.  Condolences may be expressed […]

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Kenneth Wood

Kenneth Carl Wood, 83, of the New Madison Community, Westminster died Thursday.  He was the husband of Susan Chandler.  A memorial service is planned 2 pm Friday tat Sandifer Funeral Home.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.  Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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