Furman Glenn

  Fair Play- Furman Glenn, 81, husband of the late Betty Sue Wiley Glenn of Rebel Holler passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the Rainey Hospice House. A Funeral Service will be held 4 pm, Thursday, April 28, 2016 from the chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Heritage Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends, […]

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Walhalla Library gets electric doors today!

Electric sliding doors are to be installed today at the Walhalla Library.  The library will be open, but patrons this morning must enter the building from the S. Broad Street side. Walhalla Library will close at 1 o’clock this afternoon as the work begins on the interior entrance doors and remain closed until tomorrow, or until the work is finished […]

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Coffee Road rollover sends one to hospital

A sedan automobile went out of control last night near Walhalla, rolled over, and sent the female driver to the Oconee Memorial Hospital.  Last night’s accident occurred around 8 o’clock on the Coffee Road, about a quarter of a mile south of the James Brown Elementary School. Walhalla fire Department and the South Carolina Highway Patrol were among the responders. […]

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County Council moves to wipe out tax hike

Joel Thrift, the District Four member of Oconee County Council, complimented two of his colleagues last night for finding ways to save and adopt a new budget that eliminates the need for a general tax increase.  Both District One’s Edda Cammick and District Five’s Reg Dexter proposed cuts to the budget offered by County Administrator Scott Moulder that recommend adding […]

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Three charged in Detention Center fight

  The state police have charged three Oconee County inmates in an altercation two weeks ago that Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said started when one inmate threw a food tray.  Travis Javon Lee and Jacob Daniel Drotning of Seneca were charged with assault and battery second degree.  The charge is a misdemeanor that carries a penalty on conviction of three years […]

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Haley to testify to Homeland Security subcommittee

Congressman Jeff Duncan says he will welcome the testimony this week of Governor Nikki Haley at a security-related hearing this week in Washington.  It’s a Homeland Security subcommittee, and the topic is “Transferring Guantanamo Bay Detainess to the Homeland:  Implications for States and Local Communities. Duncan (SC-03) released the following statement in preparation for Thursday’s hearing:  “I’m pleased to have […]

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Frances H. Smith

    Westminster-Frances H. Smith, 88, wife of the late Olin Smith, Jr. of 361 Dixon Road passed away on Monday, April 25, 2016 at her residence. A funeral; service will be held 11am, Thursday, April 28, 2016 from the chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. Burial will follow at 2 pm in Yonah Memorial Gardens in Demorest, GA. The family […]

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Freda Bell Parker

Seneca, SC— Freda Bell Parker, 85, wife of the late Valmer Ray Parker, of 199 Indian Oaks Rd., Seneca, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2016, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House.Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 30, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from […]

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Citizens Police Academy #3

Oconeeans may sign up now for the 3rd Citizens Police Academy that gives people chance to experience what a day in the life of a police officer is all about. You can register for the classes at the website of the Sheriff’s Office at www.oconeelaw.com by clicking on the “Citizens Police Academy” link near the upper right portion of the […]

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David Wilkins to address Tech’s spring grads

David H. Wilkins, former U.S. Ambassador to Canada (2005-2009) and longtime Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives (1994-2005), will deliver Tri-County Technical College’s spring commencement address. The ceremony will be held Tuesday, May 10, at 6 p.m. at the Anderson Civic Center.   Approximately 637 students will be awarded degrees, diplomas and/or certificates during the College’s commencement.  In addition […]

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