Horace McKinley Bearden Jr.

  Seneca – Horace “Ken” McKinley Bearden, Jr., 63, passed away Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at his residence in Seneca, SC.  A memorial service will be held at 2 pm, Friday, February 24th at Seneca Baptist Church with the interment to follow at Oconee Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends Friday from 1-2 pm prior to services at Seneca […]

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Maria Asuncion Ramirez

Greenville, SC— Maria Asuncion Ramirez, 74, of 407 Woods Lake Road, Greenville, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at Oconee Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 25, 2017, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Seneca Ward. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church. In lieu […]

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Facade grants available Wednesday

Walhalla has amassed $10 thousand dollars to parcel out to downtown building owners for façade work.  It’s part of the city’s continuing re-vitalization to bring new life to the core business district.  And grants, in the amount of two thousand dollars, may be applied for at City Hall as early as Wednesday next week.  No deadline to apply has been […]

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Vote deferred on lowering power bill

At a meeting Tuesday, Westminster Councilwoman Susan Ramey introduced the idea of cutting the cost of electric power service for an elderly segment of the city’s retail power base.  Ramey proposed a 10% a month cut for those customers 80 years and older.  But her colleagues are reluctant to take such a step until they know whether slicing power bills […]

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Greenville man jailed in Oconee after I-85 stop

An early morning traffic stop yesterday on I-85 in Oconee County led to multiple charges and citations against a 30-year old Greenville man.  According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, the attention of a deputy sheriff was drawn to a southbound vehicle that failed to maintain its lane, erratically hit the brakes, and slowed down its speed.  The traffic stop took […]

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Tamassee crash kills 62-year old man

A Wednesday afternoon car accident took the life of a 62-year old man, about two miles from his home.  John Charles Papendick was at the wheel of a 2007 Toyota 4 Runner and driving alone when the accident occurred at 3:35 on Choehee Valley Road near White Oak Farms Road.  Coroner Karl Addis said Papendick died at the scene of […]

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This time the bookmobile passes inspection

The Oconee Public Library has taken possession of a new bookmobile.  Blair Hinson, branch services librarian, says, “Everything passed our inspection this time. It is at Vehicle Maintenance now, awaiting the date for getting the vinyl ‘wrap’ (graphics) done at Diamond-T in Fair Play, which should be Wednesday of next week, if not before.”  

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Federal indictment charges Oconeean

An Oconee County man has been charged in a federal indictment alleging possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.  According to the U-S Attorney’s Office, the case against Howard Eugene Johnson was investigated by the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms .  

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Walhalla Toastmasters host open house

  Walhalla Toastmasters will host an open house at 11:30 am Wednesday, March 1 for those interested in joining the organization. The open house will be held at Oconee Heritage Center at Brown’s Square, Walhalla.  Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. The organization has more than 345,000 memberships. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending […]

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