Brake issue causes freight train to emit smoke

A fire scare yesterday on the Norfolk Southern tracks between Westminster and the Georgia line.  Officials of Oconee Emergency Services say a brake issue was identified as the reason for smoke that emitted from a number of freight cars.  The westbound train was brought to halt in the vicinity of  Blue Valley Road where fire fighters and the train crew […]

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After accident, fetus delivered stillborn

A 33-year old Walhalla woman was hurt in a Saturday morning vehicle accident near the city limits.  The woman injured was six months pregnant and, according to Coroner Karl Addis, because of her injury the fetus was delivered stillborn.  The accident was investigated by the highway patrol.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Mildred Spake

Westminster – Mildred L. McGaha Spake, 95, was received into her heavenly home, Saturday, March 19, 2016.  A funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Tuesday, March 22, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. The family will receive friends prior to the service, 1-2 pm, Tuesday at the funeral Home. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park, […]

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Democrats debate and pass resolutions

Resolutions that originated a week earlier from precinct meetings were voted on and debated during the 2016 Oconee Democratic Party Convention.  The Democrats weighed-in on some traditional topics—such as health care insurance for the poor and free higher education for South Carolinians.  But they also ventured into new areas—such as to what extent pesticides should be banned and whether public […]

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Democrats come out swinging

Oconee Democrats threw haymakers on Saturday at their rival party.  But time will tell whether any of the figurative upper cuts make their mark.  Fifty-eight county Democrats gathered at Seneca for their convention to hear speakers, pass resolutions, and elect officers—in preparation for the state party convention this year.  Without naming Donald Trump, the Democrats came out swinging against the […]

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Clemson street to be closed Monday

No access will be allowed Monday to and from Keith Street at Clemson’s College Avenue.  According to the City of Clemson, the reason is utility work.  Fendley, Keith, and McCollum streets all are to be accessed and exited through Earle Street.  Temporarily Earle Street becomes a two-way street.  To facilitate traffic flow, flag men will be in place. All public […]

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Doris Cornelius Grant

Walhalla, SC — Doris Cornelius Grant, 85, passed away Friday, March 18, 2016, at Lila Doyle Nursing Care Facility. She was born to the late Holland Van and Ellen Kale Cornelius in Newton, NC on February 18, 1931. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, March 20, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home in West Union, SC. The family will receive […]

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Tommy Sanders

Westminster – George Tommy Sanders, 67, husband of Nancy Gibson Sanders, of 200 Mountain View Street, passed away Friday, March 18, 2016.  A funeral service will be held at 11 am, Monday, March 21, 2016 from the Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends 6 – 8 pm, Sunday, March 20, 2016 at the Sandifer Funeral Home. Burial […]

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Pursuit suspect in custody

David Lee Cook

A man whom a deputy sheriff says attempted to kill him is now in Oconee County custody.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, 37-year old Easley resident David Lee Cook was placed in the Oconee Jail Thursday, charged with attempted murder.  An arrest warrant, issued by Magistrate Blake Norton, identifies Cook as the man accused of driving a truck “straight at” […]

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Marie Kelley

Greenville – Katie Marie Smith Kelley, 82, widow of the late Ralph Edgar Kelley, of 1 Creekdale Ct., passed away Thursday, March 17, 2016 at McCall Hospice of Greenville. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Monday, March 21, 2016 at the Dickson Memorial United Methodist Church of Townville. The family will receive friends prior to the service, 1 […]

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