Townville community rallies

The Townville community rallied yesterday with a blood drive in honor of Jacob Hall, the six-year old boy who died Saturday.  Jacob’s tragedy was on the minds of many across the area, including those who took part in a cruise event Saturday afternoon in Westminster.  A moment of silence, followed by prayer, and the release of balloons into an autumn […]

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Fatal pedestrian-car accident

A two-year old boy has died near Walhalla—the victim of a car-pedestrian accident yesterday afternoon on SC 183.  Deputy Coroner Greg Long says Samuel Thomas Bryant died at the hospital at 5:55 pm of injuries when hit by ay car one mile south of Walhalla at 1915 Westminster Highway.  The highway patrol reports the boy was hit by a BMW […]

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Sophia Nadia Leon

Walhalla, SC— Sophia Nadia Leon, infant daughter of Laken Elise Lanier and Jose Jaime Leon Rodriguez of 607 Highland Glen Court, Walhalla, passed away on September 29, 2016, at Oconee Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be conducted at 4:00 PM, Sunday, October 2, 2016, at St. John’s Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the […]

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Shelley Renee Anderson

  West Union, SC — Shelley Renee Anderson, 49, wife of twenty-one years to Dennis Anderson, of 335 Thrasher Road, West Union, passed away September 30, 2016 at her residence. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 P. M. on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Davenport Funeral Home.                

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September 16 data breach probe continues

The FBI is the lead agency trying to solve the Oconee County payroll data breach incident reported September 16. Assisting the FBI is South Carolina’s state police, SLED. Oconee sheriff Mike Crenshaw says, “They are continuing to follow the digital trail of how the money was stolen from the respective banks and where it ended up.” Today was a pay […]

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Meeting to address groundwater contamination

A meeting in three weeks will address the problem of groundwater contamination at a closed Oconee landfill near Walhalla.  According to the county Solid Waste office, this meeting is designed for the public—especially those who live near the Five Forks Landfill near Camp Road and Five Forks Road.  The meeting takes place at 6 Tuesday night, October 18 at the […]

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Townville tribute tonight at West-Oak game

Oconee School District announces that a tribute will be made tonight to the Townville community during tonight’s Pendleton at West-Oak football game. The Sheriff’s Office helicopter will fly over during the National Anthem, turn around and then land on the field to deliver the game ball. The pre-game activities at the West-Oak stadium start around 7:15.  The public is welcome […]

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Townville parents should talk to their children

A Clemson official urges parents of school children, especially the parents of Townville school students, to talk to their children about what happened Wednesday afternoon.  Amy Milsom, coordinator of the school counseling and clinical mental health counseling program at Clemson’s College of Education, says the first inclination of parents might be to avoid the difficult subject.  Townville Elementary was closed […]

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