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Search dogs used this morning

June 8, 2015

Authorities used search dogs today in an attempt to find a missing Pendleton infant. One-year old Leona Wright was last seen early Saturday in the vicinity of Cherry Street. The case is attracting national broadcast attention. CNN’s Nancy Grace will devote part of her show tonight to the missing toddler. Grace’s program airs on HLN—Headline…

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Few tickets remain for “Y” fundraiser

June 8, 2015

By last Friday, only a few tickets were left for this Friday’s fundraiser for the Foothills YMCA. Christle Ross, YMCA executive director, says Chattooga Belle Farm at Long Creek has been selected as the venue for the event that’ll feature “Quick Draw”—a competition in which professional artists race against the clock to start and finish…

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See the new high school today!

June 8, 2015

Oconee School District will show off its new high school. Ribbon cutting and open house runs from 5 to 6:30 tonight at the new Walhalla High on South Carolina 11 in Picket Post community. Everyone is invited.  

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John Grady McCall

June 8, 2015

John Grady McCall, 87, of Walhalla died Sunday at the Foothills Assisted Living, Walhalla.  Graveside services will be 11 a-m Tuesday at Fairview Church of God Cemetery.  Family members are at their homes.  Davenport Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Deborah Grant Gray

June 8, 2015

Deborah Grant Gray, 58, of 831 Circle Drive, Tamassee died Saturday.  A memorial service will be 4 p-m Monday at Davenport Funeral Home.  In place of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association — SC Chapter, 4124 Clemson Blvd., Suite L, Anderson, SC  29621.  The family is at the home.…

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Maria Rose Cappello Carlson

June 6, 2015

Maria Rose Cappello Carlson died Friday at her home.  She was 100 years old, a retired bookkeeper for New York City.  Survivors include the widower, James Richard Carlson.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Tuesday from the chapel of the Sadifer Funeral Home.  Flowers are accepted.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.  Sandifer…

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Tamassee woman fatal victim in accident

June 6, 2015

A Tamassee woman was the fatal victim early today in a crash on n. highway 11 near the Lay Mill Road. Coroner Karl Addis said Deborah Gray, 58,  died at the scene of blunt force trauma. Authorities say Gray was driving a mini-van headed north on 11 and was involved in what Addis said was…

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Libaries add magazines to their e-content

June 6, 2015

Hard copies of magazines are still available in Oconee County libraries. But the system has taken a further step into its electronic content offerings. Starting tomorrow, eleven magazines may also be read by phones, by tablets, and by computers. They can be accessed at no charge to patrons with Oconee Public Library cards.

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Oconee judged Work Ready

June 5, 2015

State and county officials are touting a new accomplishment for Oconee County. Oconee is one of three counties added to a list of 29 South Carolina counties certified as work ready. Besides Oconee, the others added were Hampton and Spartanburg. They meet specified workforce and education goals, demonstrating to business a strong workforce and commitment…

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Rhodia Smith

June 5, 2015

Rhodia Smith, former Westminster resident, died Wednesday at Mountain Home Health in Hendersonviille, NC.  She was the widow of Ernest Taylor.  A memorial service will be 2 p-m Monday from the Chapel of the Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family receives friends after the service.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.  Sandifer Funeral Home…

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Calendar

  • July 31, 2015 5:00 pmChristmas in July to support Heath's Haven
  • July 31, 2015 7:00 pmConservation Theory in Concert
  • July 31, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • August 2, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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