Homer “Bill” Kelley

Walhalla, SC— Homer “Bill” Kelley, 89, of 499 Pickett Post Rd, Walhalla, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at his home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Thursday, May 19, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 12:30-1:30 PM, prior to the service, […]

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A second budget workshop needed

Westminster City Council will need a second budget workshop before they can balance spending and revenue projected for the new government year.  The draft budget, presented this afternoon by the city administrator, contains $190 thousand dollars in expenses over revenue.  And the mayor and council talked about a variety of ways to eliminate the deficit.  Those ways include deleting a […]

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AT THIS HOUR in Westminster

The mayor and council in Westminster have gone behind closed doors this afternoon at City Hall for the chance to meet and speak to Georgetown’s Chris Carter, one of the two finalists for city administrator.  It’s expected that a second interview will follow with Rodney Johnson of Florence, the other finalist.  Only days remain before Jeff Lord vacates the office […]

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Richard “Rick” Stanley Davis

Walhalla, SC— Richard “Rick” Stanley Davis, 58, husband of Alice Faye Capps Davis, of 1413 N. Catherine Street, Walhalla, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at Oconee Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be held Friday, May 20, 2016 at The Potter’s House Church in Walhalla at 4 PM. The family is at the home. Condolences may be sent to […]

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Richard Alan Hendrickson

Seneca, SC— Richard Alan Hendrickson, 63, husband of Lisa Kramer Hendrickson, passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2016. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Friday, May 20, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.davenportfuneralhome.com.  Davenport Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Doris Wertheimer Sponsler

Salem, SC— Doris Wertheimer Sponsler, 94, wife of the late Robert Max Sponsler, of 30 Quarter Master Drive, Salem, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at Clemson Downs. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Judes, www.shop.stjude.org/donatenow. The family will be at their respective homes.  Condolences may […]

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Scotty Smith

Seneca – Scotty Layne Smith, 38, loving husband of Amanda Junelore Smith and father of Blake Tyler and Avery Nolan Smith, 107 Windy Hill Lane, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016 with his family by his side.  A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Friday, May 20, 2016 at Bethel Baptist Church.  Burial will follow in Heritage Memorial Gardens.  […]

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era-contact USA coming to Pickens County

era-Contact USA, a global manufacturing leader of electrical railway couplings, is launching its North American manufacturing headquarters in Pickens County. According to the governor’s Office, the new development will bring $3.6 million in investment and lead to the creation of 45 new jobs. Based in Germany, era-contact is a technology leader for automatic electrical couplings and hand plugs in the […]

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Three more years for Scott Moulder!

Oconee’s longest-serving county administrator apparently will be around a good while longer.  101.7/WGOG NEWS has learned that, after a two-hour executive session last night, District One’s Edda Cammick made a motion, seconded by District Five’s Reg Dexter, that the county attorney finalize a contract reflecting the terms as discussed in executive session for Scott Moulder to continue as administrator for […]

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Oconee teacher group recognizes four seniors

Oconee Teacher Forum scholarships are being awarded this year to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college and major in education.  Certificates were presented this week by Fred Edgerton, Oconee Teacher of the Year, to Kelsey Ramey of West-Oak High School, Tommy “T-J” Galloway of Walhalla High School, Kierra Douglas of Seneca High School, and Noah Powell […]

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