Clyde “John” Edward Pelfrey

Walhalla, SC – Clyde “John” Edward Pelfrey, 81, husband of Ruth Sullivan Pelfrey, of 532 Adams Sullivan Road, Walhalla, died April 17, 2016 at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 […]

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Too much political drama, says one lawmaker

  At the State Capital, the effort to fund the repair of South Carolina roads and bridges, along with Department of Transportation reform, is creating a lot of political drama.  Too much drama, in the opinion of one lawmaker from Greenville, Representative Phyllis Henderson.  She has balked at calls for rubber-stamping the Senate’s plan.  Henderson called “pure baloney” Governor Haley’s […]

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Pill Take Back Days

Two Pill Take Back Days are set for the final two Saturdays of April.  The Oconee Sheriff’s Office has scheduled the first for this Saturday from 10 am until 2 pm in the parking lot of Seneca High School on Wells Highway.  A second collection day takes place Saturday, April 30th from 10am until 2pm in Walhalla at the Law […]

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Assault on jail guards by inmate

An altercation between an Oconee inmate and correctional officers prompted a lockdown late yesterday afternoon of the entire jail population. The incident occurred in one of the male units housing 16 pre-sentenced inmates, but was de-escalated in about 30 minutes and all inmates were secure and back in their cells within a half hour.  By the 8 o’clock hour last […]

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Horseback riders hurt near the Chattooga

Two horseback riders injured last evening in a remote part of Oconee County were sent to the hospital after a search and rescue in which public safety responders applied special equipment.  Scott Krein of Oconee Emergency Services said the two persons were hurt when they were thrown by their horses who became spooked in the Earles Ford horse trail area […]

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Melvin White

James Melvin White, 77, husband of Martha Crawford White, of 450 Porkey Lane, Westminster died Friday at his home.  The funeral will be 2 pm Tuesday from the Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel.  The family receives friends from 1-2 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.  Burial follows in Heritage Memorial Gardens.  The family is at the residence.  Flowers accepted or memorials […]

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Mildred Powell Wood

West Union, SC — Mildred Powell Wood, 89, wife of the late Richard L. Wood, of Burnt Tanyard Road, West Union passed away Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Lila Doyle. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P. M. on Monday, April 18, 2016 at Welcome Wesleyan Church with burial to follow in Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive […]

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Brett Peace

Seneca – Jon “Brett” Peace, 50, of Seneca passed away.  A funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from the Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends prior to the service 1-2 pm, Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Abbeville.   The family is at their respective […]

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Robert Louis “Bob” Towe

Walhalla, SC — Robert Louis “Bob” Towe, 79, husband of Mary Belle Kelley Towe, of 251 Fairfield Road, Walhalla passed away on Friday, April 15, 2016 at Cottingham Hospice House. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P. M. on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends […]

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