Hospice gift sets record

  Announcement is to be made of a record-setting gift to the Oconee Hospice of the Foothills, GHS Cottingham Hospice House.  During a meeting last night, Cortni Nations of the Oconee Hospital Foundation said the gift will amount to $631 thousand and will represent the largest estate gift to the local hospice home.

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Claudene Massey Monteith

Claudene Massey Monteith died Monday at her West Union home after a long illness. She owned a long haul trucking agency and Massey Tax Service, along with her late husband, Mack H. Monteith.  A service to celebrate Claudene’s life will be held at 11 a-m Wednesday at Chicopee United Methodist Church in Walhalla.  A reception and receiving of friends will […]

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Dorothy Watts Funk

Dorothy Watts Funk, 97, died Monday at GHS Cottingham Hospice House.  She was the wife of Lloyd Edward Funk.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Friday at Davenport Funeral Home.  In place of flowers, memorials may be made to Oconee Hospice of the Foothills, GHS Cottingham Hospice House, Attn:Foundation Office, 298 Memorial Drive., Seneca, SC  29672.  The family is at […]

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Today’s Streetscape work

The contractor will continue electrical conduit work today on the north side of Walhalla’s Main Street.  Hutch ‘N Son expects to move to the block today from College to Tugaloo streets.  Crews also plan tip island sidewalk work on the south side of Main Street. Electrical work will require the closing of College Street on the north side, probably tomorrow.

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Riding the bus would help, Thorsland says

Traffic backups at two Walhalla schools have come to the attention of Dr. Michael Thorsland, county superintendent of education.  In the days since schools opened last Tuesday, backups on highway 11 have been reported at the location of the new Walhalla High School.  And it’s a situation that Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says the Oconee Sheriff’’s Office is monitoring.  In Walhalla, […]

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First day candidates

Two Oconee County municipalities picked up first day candidates for their 2015 municipal elections.  Walhalla resident Dennis Owens qualified to run for mayor, which apparently will set up a battle with Danny Edwards who has said he will seek a second term.  Westminster resident Susan Ramey qualified as a candidate for her city council.  The elections take place in November.

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