Duncan accuses Obama administration of arrogance

Congressman Jeff Duncan accuses the Obama administration of arrogance by passing over state leaders when it comes to discussing whether terrorists at Guantanamo Bay should be transferred for detention in the U-S.  And Duncan, the Republican from Laurens, says the level of arrogance is alarming.  Duncan hopes to start to rectify that this morning with a Homeland Security hearing in […]

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Walhalla Library back in business!

  The director of Oconee public libraries, Phil Cheney, says the near 40-year old Walhalla Library is now more accessible to the handicapped.  The original entrance doors to the building were replaced yesterday by a set of electronic doors.  A special allocation from the Oconee County Council made this project possible. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Westminster narrows its search

Westminster leaders have narrowed the field of potential replacements for city administrator to five candidates.  Mayor Brian Ramey says arrangements will be made next week to interview the candidates by telephone.  Jeff Lord is to leave the job of city administrator next month for a post in the Berkeley County town of Moncks Corner. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Fugitive from justice thought to be in Fair Play

Oconee Sheriff’s Office requests the public’s help to find a Fair Play man wanted in Georgia on the charge of fugitive from justice.  Allen Don Richardson, a 52-year old resident of W. Pine Grove Road, is wanted for not reporting to jail on time in Hart County where his incarceration was scheduled.  Investigators believe that Richardson may be or has […]

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Alice Estelle Smith Thompson

Salem, SC— Alice Estelle Smith Thompson, 78, wife of the late David Edward Thompson, of 317 N. Little River Road, Salem, SC, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at her home.  Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 30, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home with burial to follow at Cheohee Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive […]

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Getting pollutants out of storm water rurnoff

Clemson University’s Carolina Clear and collaborators believe they have changed an unattractive storm water detention basin into a good-looking filtration system that is friendly to the environment.  A rain garden, known as a bio-retention cell, was built at the Green Pond Landing and Event Center in Anderson.  It is designed to filter, trap and remove run-off and contaminants.  Clemson considers […]

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Johnny Harold Pelfrey

Walhalla, SC— Johnny Harold Pelfrey, 80, husband of the late Hassie Cater Pelfrey, of 203 S. Laurel Street, Walhalla, SC, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at his home. Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 PM, Friday, April 29, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at West View Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 2:30-3:30 […]

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Zane ‘Red” Velton Garrett

Seneca, SC— Zane “Red” Velton Garrett, 87, husband of Frances Sanders Garrett, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Friday, April 29, 2016, at Oconee Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oconee Hospice of the Foothills, GHS Cottingham Hospice House, 298 Memorial Drive, […]

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