E-filing debuts in the Common Pleas Court

A new way of doing business arrives today in the Oconee Common Pleas Court.  Today Oconee County becomes the 10th South Carolina county to implement electronic filing of all civil court documents.  No longer will attorneys or their representatives have to carry lawsuits and related documents to the county courthouse.  One of the benefits of electronic filings is documents may […]

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Johnny Smith

Westminster – Johnny Clarence Smith, 86, widower of the late Mary Magdaline Gibson Gibson Smith, 168 Pickens Road, passed away Sunday, October 30, 2016 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. A graveside service will be held 3:30 Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at First Baptist Church Cemetery officiated by Rev. Kenny Owen.  The family will receive friends from 2-3 prior to the service […]

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Appeals board communicating today with the judge

The Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals has reaffirmed an earlier decision to grant an exception that will allow Dollar General to build on the Ebenezer Road.  And according to Greg Gordos, county planner, a written communication is being sent today to Judge Lawton McIntosh, along with a rationale of why the board took the action.  The board’s decision is being […]

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Car chase ends in wreck near Walhalla Middle School

  A Saturday afternoon car chase ended in a wreck on Walhalla’s Razorback Lane and the arrest of one of two people in the car.  The Oconee Sheriff’s Office today announced multiple charges against Thomasville, North Carolina resident Richard Clayton Bagwell II.  A second person in the car, a passenger, was not found, but the Sheriff’s Office said the passenger […]

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Princelean “Rita” Jett Lester

Seneca, SC— Princelean “Rita” Jett Lester, 84, wife of the late Cameron Douglas Lester, of 829 White Oak Hill Drive, Seneca, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 PM, Sunday, November 6, 2016, at Full Gospel Temple with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive […]

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Charles “Chip” Louie Browning

Walhalla, SC— Charles “Chip” Louie Browning, 56, husband of Linda Fretwell Browning, of 430 Snead Road, Walhalla, passed away Friday, October 28, 2016, at his home.  A memorial service will be held at 4:00 PM, Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Foundation for the EMS Department at […]

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West-Oak High band makes mark in weekend competition

The re-energized band program at West-Oak High School made a mark during a weekend of statewide competition, sponsored by high school band directors.  The marching band placed fifth in overall 3-A competition, the highest finishing by the school.  And Colt Campbell, band director, said West-Oak won a first place for music performance ensemble. In five years at the school, much […]

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Local and area rainfalls pathetically dry

                          Walhalla October rainfall amounted to only a little more than 1.5.”  Going into the last day of the month, Official Weather Observer Barbara Wilson’s measurements totaled 1.64.” There’s also astounding news from nearby Clemson University.  From January through October this year, only 25.93″ of rain fell on […]

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Halloween changes in Clemson

Clemson’s College Avenue will be shut down between SC 93 and Keith Street from 3:45 p.m.- 6:30 p.m this evening to accommodate the downtown trick-or-treating event. There will be parking available at the downtown parking garage for this event. During this time frame, CATBus will not stop on College Ave. Normal CAT Bus service will resume after trick-or-treating has concluded at 6:30 p.m.

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Bridge program touted during Tech Report to the People

According to a report card issued by the White House his year, the average national six-year graduation rate for first-time incoming college freshmen is 44 percent.  The Bridge of Clemson program, a partnership between Tri-County Technical College and Clemson University, boasts of an 82 percent graduation rate – almost double the national graduation rate.  Clemson University President James Clements, in […]

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