Is Walhalla a solution for Westminster?

Walhalla Councilman Tjay Bagwell said last night he has spoken informally with Westminster officials about the possibility of his city buying water from Westminster.  This morning Westminster Mayor Brian Ramey reacted this way:  “We would love to have that opportunity.  It would help Walhalla and Westminster in so many ways.”  One way that it might help is a revenue stream […]

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Three hurt in Coffee Road accident

Three people hurt in an accident last night near Walhalla were sent to Greenville.  Their conditions were not immediately known this morning.  Chief Brandon Burton of the Walhalla Fire Department said the accident at 7 o’clock last night involved one car that rolled over on the Coffee Road near Busch Creek Road.

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Scott touts the Graduate Student Savings bill

U.S. Senator Tim Scott joined three of his colleagues to introduce the Graduate Student Savings Act of 2017, which would allow funds from a graduate student’s stipend or fellowship to be deposited into an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). While fellowship or stipend funding currently is taxed as income by federal and state governments, it does not qualify as “compensation” and […]

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Bagwell: “I’ve said my piece”

$7.2 million dollars.  That’s the amount Walhalla City Council settled on last night to operate the next 12 months of city government.  There’s enough money to award 3% cost of living pay increases to the city employees as well as the creation of two new jobs.  Walhalla will employ a part time events coordinator and allocate a position in streets […]

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Jury rules guilty in case of home violence

An Oconee jury returned a guilty verdict yesterday against a man charged with hitting his wife at her Westminster area home.  Jeffrey Leonard Shelton was found guilty of criminal domestic violence second offense and received the maximum sentence of one year in prison and a $2,500 fine.  Shelton did not testify in his defense.  The jury heard Shelton’s estranged wife, […]

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SC 130 late afternoon accidents

A driver who apparently had a medical issue was involved in two accidents late yesterday afternoon on SC 130 in Oconee County.  According to Keowee Fire Department, there were no injuries in the accidents.  One occurred at 130 and Katelynn Lane; the other, near the Oconee Nuclear Plant.  For a time, two-lane 130 was reduced to one lane travel.

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Nancy Louise Addis Acker

Spartanburg, SC— Nancy Louise Addis Acker, 82, of 403 South Oakley Lane, Spartanburg, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017, at White Oak at North Grove. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Friday, June 23, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:00–2:00 PM, Friday, June 23, 2017, […]

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Betty Brockman Watkins

Westminster – Betty Brockman Watkins, 94, wife of the late M.D. “Jack” Watkins, died peacefully in her sleep Tuesday, June 20, 2017. A graveside service is planned at 11 am, Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the First Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the residence following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to […]

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Defense proceeds without defendant’s testimony

Defendant Jeffrey Leonard Shelton exercised his right to not testify in his own defense today in the Oconee General Sessions Court.  He went on trial this morning, charged with criminal domestic violence second offense.  For the prosecution, however, Shelton’s estranged wife, Cher, said her husband struck her on the head.  Mrs. Shelton was cross-examined by defense lawyer David Schumpert, who […]

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