Airplane memorial marker now in place off 107

In upper Oconee, a roadside marker is now in place as a memorial to the Second World War era airplane that  crashed and the five servicemen who were killed. Oconeeans Jimmy Rankin and Jack Lombard took the honors this afternoon of unveiling the roadside marker on South Carolina 107—about a mile south of the entrance to the Fish Hatchery. About […]

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At Seneca, Borg Warner named transfer case supplier for Toyota Tundra

Borg Warner manufacturing at Seneca is now the North American supplier of two-speed, part-time four wheel drive transfer cases for the Toyota Tundra pickup truck. The formal announcement was saved for an elaborate event today at Borg Warner’s plant on the Wells Highway. It was an event headlined by Senator Lindsey Graham, by Borg Warner President/CEO James Verner, among others. […]

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Walhalla student to be honored in Columbia

  A student at Walhalla’s James Brown Elementary, Carson King, gets a trip to Columbia tomorrow where he is to be recognized as the state winner of the Palmetto Pride’s elementary art contest “Litter Trashes Everyone.” The recognition will pay off for Carson. He is to receive a $500 check. His school gets a check for $1 thousand and Carson’s art […]

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Trail dedication in Walhalla

 Everyone is invited to Walhalla’s Sertoma Field tomorrow afternoon for the dedication of a newborn learning trail. The United Way of Oconee, in partnership with Heath’s Haven, promises free family fun and activities. Vendors will sell food items. The trail is to be dedicated between 12:30 and 1 o’clock. The fun and activities will last until 3. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Why was Anthony Crawford hung 98 years ago?

Why was Anthony Crawford lynched in Abbeville in 1916? Crawford’s great, great granddaughter says it was because of an altercation over the price of cottonseed. Doria Johnson is a Ph.D. candidate at Wisconsin-Madison and will speak at 6 o’clock Thursday evening, March 27 at Clemson University’s Strom Thurmond Institute. The altercation over the price of cottonseed was followed by the […]

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Go fish on Williams Farm Road

Oconee businessman George Chandler is announcing the opening of a fee fishing area—a pay lake open to the public. Area anglers may now try their luck on one of two stocked lakes on Williams Farm Road in the Crossroads Community. Last Saturday 15 to 20-pound blue catfish were landed and more than one thousand pounds of bullhead catfish were taken […]

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Young Tessa Backman: talent in the kitchen!

Tessa Backman is a third grader at Walhalla’s James Brown Elementary, but she may have a future in the food service industry. Tessa won first place in a healthy recipe competition among Oconee elementary students. Her winning entry was “TLT Spinach Wrap.” The Future Chefs event, held at Seneca’s Blue Ridge Elementary School, was presented by Sodexo, the school district’s […]

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