Marie Pitts

Seneca, SC— Marie Pitts, 92, wife of the late Ray Ernest Pitts, of 1894 Westminster Hwy, Walhalla, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017, at For A Season Assisted Living.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Sunday, June 25, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home with burial to follow at Heritage Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 PM, […]

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Road work and later spec building in empty industry park

A committee of the Oconee County Council heard this week the latest timeline for getting things going at the former hayfield that represents the county’s next best hope to attract new economic development.  Richard Blackwell of the Economic Alliance told a meeting of the council’s planning and economic development committee that the next thing to anticipate at the Golden Corner […]

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Admission to sex offenses bring five-year term

“I’m truly sorry.  I’m tormented every day.”  Those were the words from a 68-year old man who pleaded guilty this morning in Oconee General Sessions Court to sex offenses with children.  Judge Scott Sprouse accepted the recommendation of Deputy Solicitor Lindsey Simmons to send Donnie Lane King to prison for five years.  The sentences could have been stiffer, but the […]

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After a night to reflect, no change

No change reported this morning in Westminster’s precarious budget situation.  After last night’s late hour meeting, Mayor Brian Ramey said only two options remain.  They are to wait for city council members to agree on cutting the proposed budget or for someone on council to bring back for consideration the Oconee County offer to takeover the municipal fire department.   […]

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Walhalla touts fireworks on Independence Eve

  Everyone has an invitation to be in Walhalla to celebrate the document that long ago declared the 13 original colonies to be independent of English rule.  Walhalla’s official July 4 celebration will be an Independence Eve event at 6:30 Tuesday night, July 3 at the Walhalla Soccer Field—one block from Main Street.  Civic and church groups will sell food […]

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At loggerheads over the Westminster budget

The members of Westminster City Council remained last night in disagreement over how to wipe out a projected deficit of several hundreds of thousands of dollars as their new government year fast approaches.  At the start of a budget workshop, City Administrator Chris Carter told the mayor and council that, by law, the city is obligated to have in place […]

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Rev. Timothy “Tim” Wayne Rankin

  Seneca, SC — Rev. Timothy “Tim” Wayne Rankin, 54, of Seneca, South Carolina went home to be with the Lord on June 21, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 AM, Friday, June 23, 2017, at Full Gospel Temple, with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 AM, Friday, prior to […]

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