Presidential announcement is “Central” to Graham

Twenty-five years ago a young lawyer targeted kudzu in his role as chairman of the Walhalla Health and Sanitation Board. These days there no longer is such a board, but the lawyer has since set his goals on a much loftier ambition. This morning Oconee County resident Lindsey Graham returns to his native Pickens County town of Central to officially […]

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If you can help, bring a hoe and a rake!

A Seneca landscaper has been touched by the need to clean up an old cemetery in Laurens County.  And Kenny Wright tomorrow is hoping for volunteers to join him at an 18th century cemetery at 26 Summit Street in the city of Laurens.  According to Wright, the old cemetery has been neglected for years.  You can call him at 864-784-3866.

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Pre-trial ruling favors the plaintiffs

A 10th circuit judge has issued a pre-trial ruling in a civil case brought on behalf of five low state counties. The counties of Allendale, Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper are alleging that the national electronic registry MERS and its member banks have corrupted a traditional land records system and replaced it with a controversial electronic data registry. Based on […]

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Michael Arsics

Michael Arsics died Wednesday, May 27 at the Clemson Area Retirement Center.  He was 94.  For more than 50 years, he was a pilot and aviation mechanic.  Among the survivors is the widow Erna Schulthess Arsics of Clemson  No formal services are planned at Michael’s request.  In place of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorials in Michael’s honor be made […]

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Clovie Mae Summey McGuffin

Clovie Mae Summey McGuffin, 74, of Chau Ram Park Road, Westminster died Tuesday at the Cottingham Hospice House.  She was the wife of Benny Corbin McGuffin. A memorial service will be 11 a-m Saturday from the chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family is at the residence.  Flowers are accepted.  Memorials may be made to the COPD Foundation, 3300 Ponce […]

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Ronald Jack Lawless

Ronald Jack Lawless, 68, of 265 Spivey Road, Westminster died Wednesday at his home.  He was the husband of Angela Fay McGinnis Lawless.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Saturday at Unity Baptist Church; the burial in the church cemetery.  The family receives friends from 1 to 2 p-m, prior to the service, at Unity Baptist Church.  Flowers are accepted. […]

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Robert “Bobby” Campbell

Robert “Bobby Campbell, 84, of 255 North Horseshoe Bridge Road, Westminster died Thursday at the Cottingham Hospice House.  He was retired from the construction department at Clemson University.  A graveside service will be 11 a-m Saturday in Centerville Methodist Church Cemetery, Oakway.  Flowers are accepted.  Memorials may be made to the GHS Oconee Hospice of the Foothills, Attn:  Foundation Office, […]

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Walhalla still evaluating water options

A Walhalla leader says the reason that a recent meeting by the city council in nearby Westminster went behind closed doors was to take up whether that city would consider supplying potable water to Walhalla. Mayor Pro-tem Tjay Bagwell describes reaching out to Westminster as part of Walhalla’s due diligence in deciding the best way to secure his city’s future […]

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Partners for Progress to meet Monday night

The work of a tree committee will take front and center during Monday night’s meeting of Walhalla’s Partners for Progress. Dan Pollock, partners president, says the meeting will evolve into the kind of grunt work needed before the presentation is made to city council as to which kinds of trees should be bought and planted as part of Streetscape downtown.

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Cars side-swipe in the rain

During late yesterday afternoon’s rain two cars collided on 2-lane SC 28 north of Walhalla. Two people were described as injured in what authorities found to have been a side-swipe accident. The wreck tied up or slowed down traffic up and down the mountain for about two hours—in the section between the Last Chance and the Dakota Grill.

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