Retirement arrives for Chief Doug Kelley

Chief Doug Kelley of the Walhalla Fire Department announced his intent to retire last night, effective February 16.  Kelley spoke to members of the Walhalla City Council during their committee meetings last night at City Hall.  Nancy Goehle, city administrator, says the city council will act on Kelley’s plans to retire during the council’s January meeting—Tuesday, January 17.

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UPDATE: Teenager missing

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office has received word that 15 year old Caroline Sally Hand has been located in the city of Anderson and is safe. The Sheriff’s Office is continuing their investigation into the matter.  The girl was reported missing this morning.

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Scott’s first full term underway

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) was sworn-in to his first full term in the United States Senate in a ceremony on the Senator floor. According to Scott’s office, the senator will roll out his Opportunity Agenda in the coming weeks, introducing legislation to ensure every American family has the opportunity to succeed. “I am committed to listening to my bosses at home in […]

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Graham pleased to serve on four key committees

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), at the start of the 115th Congress, announced he will continue to serve on four key Senate committees — Armed Services, Appropriations, Judiciary and Budget. “I am pleased to once again be given the opportunity to serve the people of South Carolina and our nation on these important committees,” said Graham. “Whether it’s getting […]

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Hulse replacement, perhaps, by February

The newly-elected chairperson for the five-member Oconee County Council, Edda Cammick, says it’s her hope that a replacement for Beth Hulse, who resigned as Clerk to Council, will be named during a February meeting.  Meantime, Amanda Brock, administrative assistant to the county administrator, will handle the duties.  

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New-look Oconee County Council in 2017

New leadership is in place for the new-look Oconee Council.  At their organization meeting for 2017, the council last night chose District One’s Emma Cammick as chairperson for the next year.  Julian Davis, the new District Four councilman, was elected vice-chairman.  A second new councilman, Glenn Hart of District Five, will serve as chairman pro-tem.  The changes mean that the […]

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James Harold Fultz

West Union, SC — James Harold Fultz, 52, husband of Melonie Wood Fultz, of 206 Harbor Drive, West Union, passed away Friday, December 30, 2016, at his home. A memorial service will be held at a later date. The family will be at the residence.  Davenport Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.    

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Drivers paying highest pump prices since 2014

The New Year began with increased gas prices reaching today’s national average of $2.34 per gallon. The national average has moved higher for 34 of the past 35 days, according to AAA Carolinas Motor Club, largely due to market reactions to last fall’s OPEC deal. Pump prices increased by five cents on the week, by 18 cents per gallon on […]

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Jerry McBride

    Anderson – Gerald “Jerry” Paul McBride, 62, of 87 Hunters Lane, passed away Monday, January 2, 2017 at Regency Hospital. A graveside service will be held 1 pm, Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Fair Play Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 201 Fair Play Church Road, Fair Play, SC 29643. The family will receive friends following the graveside service. The family […]

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