Velma Miller

  Westminster – Velma Phillips Miller, 93, widow of the late John Miller of 1303 East Main Street, passed away Saturday, November 05, 2016 surrounded by her family. A funeral service will be held 2:30 pm, Monday, November 7, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 1-2 prior to the service at Sandifer Funeral […]

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Margaret Barron

Westminster – Margaret Smith Barron, 82, widow of the late Claude Marvin Barron, 126 Pickens Road, passed away Saturday, November 05, 2016 at her residence. A funeral service will be held at 11 am, Monday, November 7, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  A private burial will follow.    The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, Sunday, November […]

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Two charged with Walhalla store burglary

The police in Walhalla say their investigation of a stolen car Halloween Night resulted in charges against two men for a separate crime—committed in September.  Capt. Paul Harris says Taylors resident Brandon Edward Pyles was the first to be arrested and charged with burglary second degree at the Corner Stop convenience store on W. Main Street, followed by Thursday night’s […]

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Some primers for the November General Election

  You vote on Tuesday at the polling place in your precinct.  Your precinct and polling place are listed on your voter registration card.  However, it’s possible your polling place may have changed since the card was issued.  To be sure of the location of your polling place: ·  Visit scVOTES.org and click “Find My Polling Place” in the mySCVOTES […]

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Walhalla Partners to serve chili Monday night

Turning the clocks back one hour this weekend means that a Walhalla group will start its November meeting 30 minutes early. Dan Pollock urges everyone interested in the work of Partners for Progress to be at the Depot at 6 o’clock Monday night for first dibs on home-cooked chili and cornbread. Members are asked to bring a friend for the […]

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Walhalla Library expands its holdings

Oconee County this month bought an adjoining lot for the benefit of the Walhalla public library.  At the request of the county library board, money in the current library budget allowed for the purchase of 1.167 acres across Westview Street from the library parking lot (left).  According to Phil Cheney, library director, the additional property will serve a dual purpose. […]

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The 15th “Operation Infinity” drug sweep

Twenty-seven people are being sought in Oconee County on a variety of drug charges involving methamphetamine, prescription drugs, cocaine and marijuana.  Others sought will face charges of unlawful neglect of a child and conspiracy to manufacture meth for attempts to purchase pseudo-ephedrine above the legal limits allowed.  This is the 15th “Operation Infinity” drug round-up by the Sheriff’s Office, with […]

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Federal designation to be game-changer for Rosa Clark

  The potential infusion of $650 thousand dollars for Oconee’s one and only free medical clinic likely will improve care for county residents least able to afford it.  During last night’s annual appreciation dinner for the Rosa Clark Medical Clinic, Executive Director Vickie Thompson said chances are good in January for the clinic to receive a federally-qualified designation from “HRSA”—the […]

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Business that achieved firsts awarded in Seneca

A Seneca area business, established in 1985, received one of the top honors from the Seneca Rotary Club.  David and Sara Kroeger were honored yesterday with the G-W Ballenger Award, named for an early 20th century Seneca hardware store owner.  Rotarian Debbie Dubose, who led a committee to make the selection, said Kroeger Marine Construction became Oconee’s first barge business […]

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