Exploitation of vulnerable adult alleged in Oconee

Authorities have confirmed the arrest this week of a Beaufort woman in Oconee County on charges of exploitation of a vulnerable adult.  Arrest warrant affidavits signed by an agent of the South Carolina Attorney’s General Office allege that Sandra J. Smyth exploited a vulnerable adult in Oconee by unlawfully applying to her own profit Social Securty and retirement checks belonging […]

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Isabell Dorsey Moore

  Westminster-Isabell Dorsey Moore, 83, formerly of Westminster, passed away Wednesday, April 06, 2016 at Lila Doyle Nursing Center. The family will receive friends, 2-2:45 PM, Friday, April 8, 2016 at Sandifer Funeral Home. Graveside Services will be held 3 PM, Friday, April 8, 2016 at Neville Cemetery in Walhalla across from Rocky Knoll Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may […]

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Greenery and the like for two Main Street medians

  At their next meeting, Walhalla City Council will be asked to vote on whether to accept an offer by the principals of their Streetscape general contractor.  Patti and Danny Hutchinson have offered to plant a groundcover of flowers and small trees, perhaps crepe myrtles, for the Main Street medians between the blocks of Spring and College streets.  The offer […]

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Development Corporation in the work

  The creation of a Development Corporation is in the works for Walhalla.  At a meeting last night, Mayor Danny Edwards suggested the formation of a committee that would help downtown merchants acquire grant money for façade work on their buildings.  Members of the corporation would include the city administrator, the mayor or the mayor pro-tem, the chairman of the […]

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James “Jimmy” Horace Sullivan

James “Jimmy” Horace Sullivan, 60, of 217 Pruitt Drive, Westminster died Sunday at Oconee Memorial Hospital.  He was the husband of Teresa Winkler Sullivan.  The funeral will be 2 pm Wednesday at Davenport Funeral Home.  The family is at the home.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.davenportfuneralhome.com.  Davenport Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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“Project Switch” translates to Nason expansion

  A company that makes switches and cylinders is in line for a tax benefit—if it goes through with an expansion of its operations near West Union.  Oconee County Council last night approved a fee-in-place of tax incentive for the Nason Company and its plant on highway 11.  Richard Blackwell of Oconee Economic Alliance says the expansion entails a $2.5 […]

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Most West Union voters stay home

  For an election that held little drama, most West Union voters stayed home on Tuesday.  Only 18 town residents out of 141 cast ballots and re-elected un-opposed Mayor Linda Oliver, who tallied 16 votes.  Three ballot candidates for four council seats were declared unofficial winners:  Bethany James, David Scealf, and Kelly Weiser.  Eight write-in votes were enough to award […]

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Salem explores charter school

If a judge rules against a challenge to the closing of Salem’s school, town leaders believe they may have found a solution to keeping a school in their town.  They are asking the public to come to a meeting next week to discuss the idea of bringing a statewide charter school.  If Tamassee-Salem Middle/High School is closed in June, the […]

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Don’t be a distracted driver, says AAA

To recognize Distracted Driving Awareness Month, AAA Carolinas warns motorists to avoid  activities that divert attention from the primary driving task. Numerous distractions exist that could endanger drivers, passengers, or others sharing the road, such as bicyclists or pedestrians. “While we’ve made some progress in the past few years by raising awareness about risky driving behaviors, distraction continues to be a contributing factor to deaths […]

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Walhalla band excels

  The Walhalla Middle School Band, under the direction of Gena Sykes Turpin, was recently awarded the rating of “Superior With Distinction” at the South Carolina Band Director’s Association Concert Performance Assessment (CPA).  SC Bands use the CPA to rate their learning advancement through the year. The band is critiqued and graded by a panel of three judges.  The Walhalla […]

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