Oconee tax increase proposed

Impending expenses, including the cost of a Tri-County Tech campus in Oconee County, are prompting a county councilman to suggest a one or two tax mill increase for the new county budget. Joel Thrift made the suggestion last night, but he immediately ran into opposition from Wayne McCall, the chairman. McCall called the idea of a tax increase ludicrous and […]

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Florence Hilley

Florence Marie Hilley, 79, of 101 Carson Road., Seneca died Tuesday at the Cottingham Hospice house.  She was the wife of William Allen Hilley.  Graveside service will be 4 p-m Wednesday at Heritage Memorial Gardens. In place of flowers, memorials may be made to the GMH Hospice of the Foothlls:  Attn:  Foundation Office, 298, Memorial Drive, Seneca, SC  29672 or […]

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Tammy Wood Edge

Tammy Wood Edge, 55, of 205 Ashley Drive, Walhalla died Saturday at the home of her mother.  A memorial service will be 4 p-m Thursday at the chapel of the Davenport Funeral Home with visitiation to follow the service.  In place of flowers, memorials may be made to the North Walhalla Churcfh of God, PO Box 75, Walhalla, SC  29691 […]

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Fred Ezekial Rowland

Fred Ezekial Rowland, 81, of 321 W. Bryant Road, West Union died Monday at his home.  He was the husband of Barbara Jean Winkler Rowland.  The funeral will be at 2 p-m Thursday at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with entombment at Oconee Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 12:30-1:30 pm, prior to the service, at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers […]

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Oconeean charged with impersonating policewoman

A 43-year old Oconee County woman has been arrested and charged with impersonating a police officer. An announcement by the Sheriff’s Office states that Clara Irene Williams of the Sunset Shores home development was arrested and charged Friday afternoon after an incident at the Oconee County Chau Ram Park near Westminster. A park ranger attempted to write a trespass notice […]

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Drone belonged to private individual

The appearance of a drone above the concert crowd at Seneca Fest Saturday night prompted a lot of questions, but the police had nothing to do with that unmanned aerial vehicle. In fact, according to Chief John Covington, the Seneca Police Department doesn’t have a drone. “We did receive several inquiries about it during the event and have determined that […]

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Two Oconee Democrats to attend Clinton event

Two Oconee County Democrats head to Columbia tomorrow for an event to mark Hillary Clinton’s first South Carolina campaign appearance. Rosellen Aleguire and Barbara Jo Mullis will attend the Third Annual Day in Blue, arranged by the South Carolina Democratic Women’s Council and the South Carolina House Democratic Women’s Caucus.

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Ground broken for Vet Tech facility

Tri-County Tech broke ground last week on a new $1.5 million veterinary technology expanded housing and learning facility. Officials say the new building will help the college reach a goal of being the best Veterinary Technology facility in the country. Dr. Ronnie Booth, Tech president, said construction will start immediately with the kennels to be completed during fall semester this […]

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Motorcyclist recovering from accident

A motorcyclist says he was treated and released from Oconee Memorial Hospital—the result of an accident this morning near Walhalla. Terry Dale Harper Jr. says he suffered a broken left collarbone in the accident on Rock Crusher Road, but the hospital discharged him to allow him to mend at home. The accident, at 6 this morning, involved a deer, which […]

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