Mary Ellen Cobb Carver

Westminster, SC— Mary Ellen Cobb Carver, 83, wife of the late Will Frank Craver, of 185 Carver Road, Westminster, passed away Monday, December 5, 2016, at her home. Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Friday, December 9, 2016, at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12:30-1:30 PM, Friday, December, 9, 2016, prior to the service […]

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Home development in the works for eastern Oconee

The Seneca utilities director says he will learn more today about plans for an apparent large development of homes in eastern Oconee County in the vicinity of Lake Hartwell.  Bob Faires is meeting with representatives for a project that is said to be targeting property bordered by Hart’s Cove apartments and the lake.  There is no immediate word on the […]

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Senior citizen center coming to Walhalla

Three rooms inside the former Walhalla Middle School are to be converted for a senior center, to be operated by Senior Solutions of Oconee and Anderson counties.  To make this project official, according to school district administrator Steve Hanvey, a vote will be required of the county trustees.  Part of the former middle school building will continue to be used […]

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Replacing water meters–costly and time consuming

  In the field of water metering, the technology is changing—fast.  And the Walhalla utilities superintendent says his city can benefit by replacing its water meters to ensure that the city is getting true reads on what is consumed.  Scott Parris, the utilities director, talked last night with the city council about replacing all of its meters.  But one councilman […]

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Big money to bolster Oconee land conservation

Oconee has a conservation bank board, but its problem has been money–the lack of it. That will change next week when Duke Energy makes good on a commitment to donate $618 thousand dollars.  Duke’s Alan Stuart next week will present the check during a meeting of the board at 9 o’clock Tuesday morning in County Council Chambers.  According to Shea […]

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Mid-day private meeting for personnel matter

The members of the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority are being called together for a rare mid-day meeting.  When quieried for the specific reason, Chairman Scott Parris said,  “The only information I can provide is that the Authority is having an executive session meeting to discuss a personnel matter.”  The meeting is set for noon tomorrow.

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Bracing for holiday drinking and driving

The Walhalla police chief, Ronald Wilbanks, was questioned last night by Councilman T-J Bagwell about a spike in the number of driving under the influence arrests that were noted in his department’s report for the month of November.  Wilbanks replied it’s that holiday time of the year once again when some drivers foolishly combine drinking while driving.  Wilbanks says his officers […]

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