No dollar figure yet

Oconee sheriff Mike Crenshaw says, as yet, there is still no figure for the dollar loss resulting from the data breach of the county government’s payroll service.  Meantime, Crenshaw’s office has yet to hear if the FBI will investigate what happened, though both the FBI and the state police have been asked.  Those workers affected by the discovery of the […]

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Steven R. Moore death

Oconee authorities say Steven Moore has been found dead in his home near Walhalla. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says, “No foul play is suspected at this time.”  Coroner Karl Addis said an autopsy is being conducted.  Moore was a member of a family who for years grew apples and bottled water at Long Creek. He is a former school trustee and […]

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Judge: “I’m giving you a break to prove your worth”

A 34-year old man pleaded guilty today in Oconee County to a third offense of possession of methamphetamine, but the judge will wait before pronouncing sentence.  General Sessions Court Judge Lawton McIntosh said he first wants to evaluate the progress that Michael Wayne Talley makes during a rehabilitative stay in Greenville and whether Talley is able to secure permanent employment.  […]

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John Frank Myers

    Oakway – John Frank Myers, 39, loving husband of Melanie Sparks Myers, passed away September 15, 2016.  A funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at Bethel Baptist Church.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sandra S. Myers Memorial Scholarship fund at […]

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Pioneer plant to create hole in Westminster budget

Pioneer Rural Water District’s plans to proceed toward its first treatment plant will create a hole in the budget for the city of Westminster.  Once Pioneer’s plant goes into operation—the projected date is 2018—Westminster will have lost a sizeable wholesale water customer.  And the loss of that revenue figured in Westminster’s workshop retreat meeting held Saturday at the offices of […]

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Roger Lee Whitesel

Salem, SC— Roger Lee Whitesel, 83, husband of Joan Hudson Whitesel, of 2 Beach Court, Salem, passed away Thursday, September 15, 2016, at Richard Campbell Veterans Nursing Home. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 PM, Monday, September 19, 2016, at St. John’s Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to, Oconee County Veterans Council, in […]

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