Ernest Pelfrey

Ernest Mackey Pelfrey, 82, of 11302 Long Creek Hwy., died Sunday at his home.  He was the husband of Bertie Marie Standridge Pelfey.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Thursday from the Chapel of the Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family is at the residence.  Flowers are accepted.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.  Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting […]

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Bessie Elizabeth Nix Bramlett

Bessie Elizabeth Nix Bramlett, 88, of 106 James Street, Westminster died Tuesday at the Cottingham Hospice House.  She was the widow of Carl Robert Bramlett.  A graveside service will be 2 p-m Saturday at Oconee Memorial Park. The family receives friends from 12:30-1:30 p-m Saturday, prior to the service at Sandifer Funeral Home.  Family members are at their homes.  In […]

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The Keowee Key story

Forty years ago the company that originally developed what today is Keowee Key brought in Eddie Albert, star of a popular TV show called “Green Acres” to help promote living on the new Lake Keowee. Since then, a story has developed of a gated community that changed Oconee County. Part of that story will be told this week when Kevin […]

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Derrick and Simmons named Drug Court jurists

Magistrates Will Derrick of Westminster and Todd Simmons of Seneca are seeing their duties increase as the result of the creation of the county’s drug court. Derrick tells 96.3/WGOG NEWS he will preside over the Adult Drug Court, while Simmons will handle the Juvenile Drug Court. Derrick got to work Monday taking over the case of one offender, for whom […]

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Upwards of 600 to graduate by the weekend!

A total of 677 Oconee public school students are approaching what, for them, is apt to be a memorable weekend. They make up the county’s 2015 graduating class. Of that number, 635 will line up for high school diplomas from the four high schools. At 216, Walhalla’s is the largest class in the county, with Seneca second at 195. West-Oak […]

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Swimmer in distress helped to shore

Everybody is OK after a distress call yesterday on the Georgia side of Lake Hartwell. According to the Stephens County Sheriff, one person aboard a boat somehow ended up in the water and needed help in making it back to the shore safely. It happened yesterday in the vicinity of Jenkins Ferry.

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Bank names new branch managers

Three Blue Ridge Bank employees have been promoted to the positions of bank managers. Chase Todd will manage the bank’s main Walhalla office. Todd also serves as assistant vice president and customer service representative. Donna Martuccio will manage the Walhalla branch office, while Kay Moore will manage the Bountyland office.

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Two Anderson residents arrested after chase

Details are being made known about Tuesday’s chase on I-85 from Oconee County to Anderson County. The chase ended with the arrest of two Anderson residents. According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, Kizzie Lynette Roebuck and Thaddeus Antonio Thompson are facing drug charges. Identified as the driver, Roebuck also faces traffic citations. An improper lane change during the noon hour […]

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Missing person search ends with discovery

The body of a woman, fitting the description of a missing Mountain Rest woman, was found yesterday afternoon about two miles from her home near the Ross Mountain Road. Coroner Karl Addis said the preliminary scene investigation suggests that Mandy Nicole Brewer died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. An autopsy has been ordered. The Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate. The […]

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Morris Marvin Owens, Sr.

Morris Marvin Owens, Sr., 93, of 505 S. Tugaloo Street, Walhalla died Tuesday at his home, surrounded by his family.  He was the widower of Gladys Murphree Owens.  In 1985, Mr. Owens retired as manager of the then new Wigington Auto Parts Store in Walhalla. The funeral will be 2 p-m Saturday at Davenport Funeral Home; the burial in Oconee […]

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