Louise Dovie Cushman James

Walhalla, SC— Louise Dovie Cushman James, 89, wife of the late Jesse George James, of 112 Doris Drive, Walhalla, passed away Monday, June 27, 2016 at her home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Thursday, June 30, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home chapel, with burial to follow at Rocky Knoll Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends […]

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SC restaurant food grades at the touch of a button

South Carolina DHEC has launched a new web application that provides the public with risk-based inspection scores and reports for permitted retail food establishments.  At the touch of a button, S.C. Food Grades is accessible on desktop and mobile devices and includes a new interactive GIS map search tool and an advanced search tool. Using the map search tool, users […]

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August opening for charter school

The effort to open a charter school in Salem now has an opening date—August 15.  And, according to the NEXT School Eagle Ridge, August will be a definite date to open the charter school in the former Tamassee-Salem Middle and High School buildings.  Those buildings and property are to transfer this Friday to the Town of Salem and a memorandum […]

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Lightning hits historic Long Creek structure

Yesterday afternoon’s ferocious storm that hit the Long Creek-Mountain Rest area remains a conversation piece this morning in parts of Oconee County.  And, for good reason.  The sky darkened, trees toppled, and a lightning bolt made contact with Wildwater Limited’s main headquarters, a building that went up in 101 years ago and was the home of the former Long Creek […]

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Correct bills in the mail

A clerical error led to the wrong Walhalla water bills sent last week to the city’s utility customers.  Customers who came to City Hall noticed that the “read date” on the wrong bills was September last year.  Nancy Goehle, city administrator, said the staff corrected the mistake and the right bills are going out today.

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November school board elections ahead

The Oconee School District is announcing a two-week qualifying period this summer for those Oconeeans wishing to serve as county trustees—the policy-making board for the district.  Three seats are available in non-partisan contests as part of this year’s November General Election.  Those residents in Districts 2, 4, and 5 who wish to run may obtain a filing packet from the […]

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Stormy forecast for election day

Seeing Oconee’s director of elections out and about before the 6 o’clock hour this morning is a reminder that it’s primary run-off today for voters in both Oconee and Anderson counties.  The voters are being asked to cast ballots today to decide who gets the office of 10th Circuit Solicitor–Rame Campbell or David Wagner.  For Oconee elections director Joy Scharich […]

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Salem adopts new budgets

Four days before the beginning of a new year, the small Oconee town of Salem has new budgets.  They were approved during a meeting last night at Town Hall and followed a public hearing that attracted no one from the general public.  Neither Salem’s new general budget, nor its water budget, contains any tax or rate increase.  That’s even though […]

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