Board upholds zoning decision to demolish

A former Connecticut woman left the Walhalla City Hall in tears.  Brittany Hall re-located to Walhalla in the hope that she and her young family would be allowed to move into a mobile home at 221 N. Laurel Street that her grandfather offered at no charge.  But a permit obtained by the grandfather, Jerry Patterson, to repair the trailer had […]

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Who are the Mayberry beauty winners?

The first official event of the Mayberry Comes to Westminster 2016 festival is the 5th annual Mayberry Beauty Pageants is scheduled Saturday, April 16 at 6 p.m. at West-Oak Middle School. There will be judging in four different categories to include Little Miss ages 10-12, Jr. Miss 13-14, Miss ages 15-18 and Mrs. Mayberry with no age limit, only that […]

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Wagner enters race

David Wagner has officially joined the race to be the next circuit solicitor in Oconee and Anderson counties.  Wagner’s entry into the race pairs him, so far, against one other opponent, Wilson Burr, the former public defender.  Burr and Wagner are Republican candidates for this June’s primary election. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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4th grader top winner in saferty poster contest

A fourth grader at the Tamassee-Salem Elementary School is the grand prize winner in this year’s School Tornado Safety Poster Contest, sponsored by the Oconee Emergency Services.  Caden Rice wins a cash award of $45 dollars, along with a weather alert radio.  Awards also went to students who won first and second place in their individual school grades from across […]

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Martha Ann McCall

Mountain Rest, SC— Martha Ann McCall, 83, wife of the late Hyman Callaway McCall of 211 Hwy 107, Mountain Rest, passed away Thursday March 17, 2016 at PruittHealth.   A native of Mountain Rest, Mrs. McCall was the daughter of the late Bishop Lindsey and Etta Lavienna Watkins. She was a member of Monte Vista Baptist Church.Services will be conducted […]

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Anglers hit the lake this morning

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Fifty four (54) college teams from across the nation took to the waters of Lake Keowee this morning for day one of the FLW College National Championship hosted by the Mountain Lakes CVB. Weigh-ins for day one and day two will begin at 3:30 pm today at South Cove County Park. Day three weigh-ins and the crowning of the National […]

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State road money reserved for Oconee

At the request of Oconee County roads and bridges department, $1 million dollars worth of state “C” Fund money will be reserved for Oconee County projects to go for contractors’ bids this summer.  Mack Kelley, the county director of public works, presented the request this morning to the “C” Fund Committee and it was approved without objection.  The reserved money […]

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“Nothing more than a long driveway”

Members of Oconee’s State “C” Fund Committee recognize the need to fix a rural road north of Walhalla, but they can’t justify the high cost involved.  After having seen the remote roadway that connects highway 107 with the state’s Fish Hatchery, Dick Cottingham says he can’t recommend it.  Allocating more than $1 million dollars for a remote road whose traffic […]

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Judy Caywood explains why she loves Westminster

Judy Caywood says a small town atmosphere, reminiscent of the past, was a big reason she was attracted to Westminster and why she bought a home there.  And she wanted the Westminster City Council to know, “I’m living proof you can sell a house in Westminster.”  Caywood, who lives on Retreat Street, told the mayor and council this week she […]

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