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Plans set for Memorial Day observance

May 18, 2015

Purple Heart veteran Cecil Sandifer of Westminster will keynote Oconee County’s Memorial Day observance. It takes place one week from today, at noon at the Walhalla Civic Auditorium. Everyone is invited. Sandifer, one of an estimated 100 surviving World War II veterans in Oconee County, is also a leader in the county’s business and civic…

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Boater education class tailored to the young

May 18, 2015

This is National Safe Boating Week, and youngsters can learn the fundamentals of safe and responsible boating during a free class next week near Seneca. All resident and non-resident boaters under 16 years of age must successfully complete a boater education class that is approved by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources before operating…

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Six rising seniors to represent Walhalla at Boys State

May 18, 2015
Six rising seniors to represent Walhalla at Boys State

Six rising seniors at Walhalla High School are representing Walhalla this summer during the 2015 Palmetto Boys State. According to the Legion Post 124, bound for the campus of Anderson University June 7-13 are Shane Carney, Ryan Kowalski, Logan Bodiford, Brett Leard, Conner Phillis, and T.J. Galloway. Legionnaires Mike Hamor and Ron Blair say these…

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Setting the course for Oconee’s future

May 18, 2015

The Oconee County Comprehensive Plan takes a long-term view at ensuring that the county’s vision for the future is a reality. And, in Oconee, it’s time to reach out to the public for feedback on what should be in that document. State law requires the comprehensive plan be reviewed at least every five years and…

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Walter Ricky Couch

May 18, 2015

Walter Ricky Couch, 58, of 706 N. Laurel Steet, Walhalla died Thursday.  The funeral will be at 11 a-m Tuesday from the Chapel of the Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.  Family members are at their homes.  Flowers are accepted.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.

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Joseph Julius Veit, Jr.

May 18, 2015

Joseph Julius Veit, Jr., 88, died Saturday at GHS Cottingham Hospice House.  Davenport Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Ervin Lee Johnson

May 18, 2015

Ervin Lee Johnson, 80, of 282 Alexander Road, Salem died Saturday at the GHS Oconee Memorial Hospital.  He was the husband of Louise Reid Johnson.  For many years Mr. Johnson, a retired Clemson University employee, drove a shuttle bus at the hospital.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Wednesday at Davenport Funeral Home.  The burial…

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Saturday morning burglary in Seneca

May 18, 2015

The police in Seneca report a confrontation took place inside a burglarized home. The confrontation between the son of the homeowner and the two burglars apparently was enough to cause the intruders to flee. Capt. Robert Tribble said Saturday morning’s crime occurred on Laurel Grove Court near the Perkins Creek Road when two men found…

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Keowee Fire Department marks its 20th year

May 15, 2015

A breakfast, a cake, and a dinner helped mark the 20th year of the Keowee Fire Department’s service to Keowee Key and other lake communities. The department, which relies on a combination of paid and volunteer fire fighters, was the first in Oconee County to benefit from a tax district and remains the only one…

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Planning commissioners to consider rezoning

May 15, 2015

At issue during a public hearing Monday night in Seneca will be a rezoning request that, if granted, would allow for five new homes on Northampton Road property. The land-holding company Crescent Communities has applied to change vacant property near the water tower from planning development zoning to R-20. Phil Lane, president of the Normandy…

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Calendar

  • July 31, 2015 5:00 pmChristmas in July to support Heath's Haven
  • July 31, 2015 7:00 pmConservation Theory in Concert
  • July 31, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • August 2, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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