Mailbox stolen near Westminster

      From time to time, the Oconee Sheriff’s Office investigates the theft of mail from mailboxes.  This time officers have a case of someone stealing a mailbox.  The theft was reported last week in the vicinity of 11-hundred Coffee Road near Walhalla.  Stolen were the mailbox case and a custom post made out of wrought iron.  The mailbox […]

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Building’s new look prompts calls of inquiry

A new look at a building near Westminster led yesterday to a number of calls to Oconee’s Pine Street office complex, asking whether a sexually-oriented business is in the works.  The location is what appears to be an empty building on 123/the Sandifer Boulevard just east of the city.  Josh Stephens, deputy director of community development for the county, says […]

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Snipping the ribbon for Streetscape

The public has an invitation for a ceremony to cut a ribbon for a symbolic opening of Walhalla’s $2 million dollar Streetscape.  Vanessa Penton, executive director of the Greater Walhalla Chamber of Commerce, is urging everyone to come and share a story about the projects that took about one year to complete.  The event will take place during Walhalla’s Mayfest […]

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Second time’s the charm for Dollar General

  Dollar General received a special zoning exception last night to allow the chain store to go into business in the Ebenezer Community near a four-way stop intersection.  Approval by the Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals is conditional, based on the developer making good on assurances that are to be spelled out in the official order.  Three acres, owned by […]

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Pete Blackwell

Seneca- Lewis “Pete” John Blackwell, 67, of 670 Return Church Road, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Oconee Memorial Hospital. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church (Block Church). Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service, 12 -2 pm, […]

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“Crossover Week” in the General Assembly

  This is called “Crossover Week” in the South Carolina General Assembly.  That means, according to Walhalla’s Bill Whitmire, that when the lawmakers return to Columbia today they will take up any bill that does not pass in one chamber will not be considered by the other during the current session. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Should three chambers become one?

In Oconee County, there are chambers of commerce in the three largest towns.  In Seneca, it’s the Oconee Chamber of Commerce.  And there are the Walhalla and Westminster chambers of commerce.  But is 2016 the time that chamber leaders decide to create one true chamber of commerce serving interests countywide?  Vanessa Penton of Walhalla says a proposal to accomplish that […]

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Pickens County man arrested in Oconee

  A Westminster area disturbance last week landed a Pickens County man in the Oconee jail, charged with four offenses including the charge of attempted murder.  Law enforcement authorities identify the arrested man as Frederick Scott Parrington of Liberty.  Deputies confiscated a knife and believe a Thursday incident escalated when a knife was swung at a person at an address […]

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Third arrest in 2015 theft

  A third arrest has been made in a theft case seven months ago in Fair Play.  According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, the third man arrested and charged was David Ronald Revels Jr. The third defendant in the case is charged with grand larceny.  Revels is 41 years old and displays addresses in both Seneca and Greer.  The theft […]

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The social aspect of lake communities

A professional in the field of human study will speak tomorrow in Oconee about lake communities.  Dr. Mike Coggeshall, Professor of Anthropology at Clemson University, will talk about the social aspect of lake communities at 6:30 at Duke Energy’s World of Energy.  As part of the Oconee Public Library’s current series “Land Before The Water,” Coggeshall will discuss the social […]

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