Car wreck fatal to camp counselor

A late night car accident near Mountain Rest has proved fatal to a 41-year old man on his way to work.  The accident occurred at 9:50 last night on SC 28/the Highlands Highway, eight miles north of Walhalla.  Coroner Karl Addis said Alton Owens Jr. died at the scene in the presence of EMS personnel.  Owens was 41 years old.  […]

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Linda Gail Gambrell

Walhalla, SC — Linda Gail Gambrell, 66, wife of John Henry Gambrell of 320 Lucas Street, Walhalla passed away Saturday, August 06, 2016 at her residence. Graveside services will be held at 4:00 P.M. on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2:30 – 3:30 P.M. on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Davenport […]

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Dorothy Kagan Wertheimer

Salem, SC — Dorothy Kagan Wertheimer, 80, beloved wife for sixty years, of Harry Paul Wertheimer of 3 Wave Ct., Salem passed away Saturday, August 6, 2016 at the Oconee Memorial Hospital. Graveside service will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago, IL. Davenport Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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John William Earl Bearden

Seneca, SC — John William Earl Bearden, 87, husband of Betty Jean Shirley Bearden, of 2153 Blue Ridge Blvd., Seneca, SC, passed away Sunday, August 07, 2016, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends […]

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Clemson summer graduate numbers exceed 900

As the music played, it took quite a while for 900 Clemson graduates to walk in and take their seats at Greenville’s Bon Secours Wellness Arena.  At the outset of his final remarks to this class of Clemson graduates, President James Clements asked the graduates to remember mom and dad who, for the most part, made their college education possible. […]

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Your learning has just begun, Booth tells graduates

At Tri-County Tech’s summer graduation, President Ronnie Booth told the 279 graduates, “No matter what degree you have earned, your learning – whether informal or formal – must never cease. Your learning has only begun.” Booth imparted five lessons he said are important in life’s journey. They include: Never stop learning. No one owes you a living Life is not […]

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Ceiling tiles replaced at Walhalla Library


Walhalla Library was closed Wednesday, August 3 and Thursday, August 4, 2016 to allow the staff of the Facilities Maintenance Department of Oconee County to replace ceiling tiles in the dropped ceiling areas throughout the library.  The library reopened to the public at 9:00 a.m. this morning, Friday, August 5. The Westminster Library and the Seneca Library are also scheduled to […]

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Stabbing at a home near the Chauga River Bridge

David Leeland Tanner

A 32-year old Oconeean was denied bond and remained yesterday in the county jail—the result of a stabbing at a home near Westminster.  The Sheriff’s Office reported one person stabbed—in the arm and in the torso—was sent for treatment at a Greenville hospital.  The Sheriff’s Office identified the man arrested as David Leeland Tanner (left) and the charges against Tanner […]

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Back-to-school bash Tuesday

A back to school bash for students and their families in the Walhalla attendance area takes place next week on Main Street near the green space.  Organized by the chamber of commerce in partnership with the Oconee School District, the event will run 6 to 8 o’clock Tuesday evening under the theme of the spirit of unity.  The 2016-17 year […]

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