Auditor receives Duke Energy’s new assessment

  The chief deputy auditor for Oconee County has received the new assessment to be applied to the county’s largest taxpayer.  And it amounts to $149.1 million.  Because Duke Energy qualifies for an $18.9 million exemption on the manufacturing portion of the assessment set by the state Department of Revenue, Duke’s 2016 obligation to Oconee County will be $32 thousand […]

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Pickens County couple found dead after home fire

The elderly couple found dead in a Pickens County home fire has been identified by the county coroner.  Kandy Kelley says the deaths of Robert Leon Talley and Louise Talley are being investigated by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.  The Talley’s home on Mount Bethel Road in the Sunset Community caught fire Friday night.  Mr. Talley, 70, and Mrs. […]

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Road work in the Pendleton area

Work is scheduled thru the end of September on U-S 76, the Clemson-Anderson highway, between La France Road and Mechanic Street in Pendleton.  The contractor, Ashmore Brothers, requests that motorists watch for men and equipment milling the road to prepare for paving.  A lane closure will be required to allow for the start of milling on Tuesday, September 6—this to […]

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Ernest Burton

    Rock Hill – Ernest Bernard Burton, 89, husband of Inez Pitts Burton, passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Pruitt Health of Rock Hill.  A funeral service will be held at 11:30 am, Tuesday, August 30, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. The family will receive friends prior to the service 10 – 11 am, Tuesday […]

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Casey Daniels

  Westminster – Casey Elaine Vickery Daniels, 40, wife of Joseph “Joe” Daniels, of 100 Holcombe St., passed away Friday, August 26, 2016 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. The family will receive friends 3 -5 pm, Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Sandifer Funeral Home. The family is at the residence. Memorials in her memory may be made to the American Diabetic […]

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Sandra “Sandy” E. Towe

Seneca, SC— Sandra “Sandy” E. Towe, 75, wife of the late Jake Towe, of 853 Smith Road, Seneca, passed away August 25, 2016, at Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home. A memorial service will be conducted at 4:00 PM, Sunday, August 28, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with military honors. Flowers are accepted, or memorials may be made to […]

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A lunch hour case of shoplifting

The crime of shoplifting took place during the lunch hour Thursday, August 18 at the Seneca Wal-Mart.  And thru Crime Stoppers you can possibly qualify for a cash reward by providing information that helps solve the case.  A woman wearing a black tank top took golf balls, clothing and glasses. A Wal-Mart employee retrieved the stolen goods, but the responding […]

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Alabama man charged with business burglary near Seneca

Jason Spencer Blythe

A 33-year old man has been charged in Oconee County with theft and burglary.  He has been identified as Montgomery, Alabama resident Jason Spencer Blythe (right).  According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, the crimes occurred in 2012 at the Verizon Wireless Store near Seneca, but Blythe was officially charged yesterday after a deputy picked him at the Greenville County jail […]

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New American Legion officers

AL Officers 2016

The Walhalla American Legion Post #124 recently elected new officers. They are (l to r) Harold Welborn, Commander-re-elected; Dave Bertges, Vice Commander-re-elected; Ernie Cannon, Adjutant; Jon Busch, Sgt at Arms-re-elected; Jerry Dyar, Finance Officer-re-elected; and Rick Gibson, Membership Chairman-re-elected.  Post officers serve two (2) year terms.  Gibson, who heads  the membership recruitment said, “membership in the American Legion is open […]

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