Busy week one for absentee voting

The halls of government often empty out before official quitting time on a Friday afternoon.  Not the case Friday at the Oconee County Pine Street office complex, where absentee voting ahead of the November election continued at a lively pace.  The opening week of absentee voting suggests to Joy Scharich, the elections director, that Oconeeans are motivated to cast their […]

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Clyde Hubert Wheeler

Westminster- Clyde Hubert Wheeler, 87, widower of the later Osteen Marcus Wheeler, of 235 Cleveland Pike Road, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016 at his home. A funeral service will be held at 4 pm, Monday, October 17, 2016 from the Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Heritage Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 2 -4 pm, […]

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Shirley Lee Williams

Walhalla, SC— Shirley Lee Williams, 80, of Walhalla, joined her late husband, CSM(R) Dennis Ray Williams, Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at Oconee Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 AM, Monday, October 17, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:00-3:00 PM, and then again […]

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Walhalla hotel project update on Tuesday

Tom Markovich, one of the developers pusuring a hotel in Walhalla, will make a report next week to the city council.  Markovich and a partner are pursuing a project to turn the former county courthouse into a hotel.  The possibility of a hotel is seen by Mayor Danny Edwards as a component to the city’s efforts to attract more visitors […]

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Oconee Democratic leader questions Trump’s intentions

Paulette Keffas-Chassin, the chairwoman of Oconee Democrats, considers Donald Trump unfit for President and last night questioned the Republican’s true intentions.  “He never wanted to be President.  I believe he came into this because he wanted to be a businessman and make money….,” Keffas-Chassin said last night.  The chairwoman, however, acknowledged there are questions about Hillary Clinton, but she says […]

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Clemson to enforce postgame safety/sportmanship

After reviewing the actions of some fans after the Louisville game, Clemson has decided to re-inforce policies and provide further guidance for fans who go onto the field after home games.  “We’re not looking to remove the ‘Gathering at the Paw’ from our football games, but uncontrolled rushing of the field can lead to potentially dangerous circumstance: Vice President for […]

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Oconee Democrat calls for a change

Oconee County Democrats last night gave a sendoff to a Seneca businessman who is trying to unseat a Republican in what’s considered a solid Republican congressional district. The chair of the county party, Paulette Keffas-Chassin, says the candidacy of Hosea Cleveland represents the only hope of her party for a local Democrat to win office in the election.  She spoke […]

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“The conspriacy theories that go on”

Two government agencies are trying to determine the extent of asbestos buried on the grounds of Seneca’s former Kellett Elementary School and who’s responsible for the health hazard.  The mayor and council were told last night Seneca has asked a private contractor for a proposal to remove the materials while DHEC is analyzing samples from the ground.  A handful of […]

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Vietnam vet to address Walhalla assembly

Walhalla Middle School will host its annual Veteran’s Day Breakfast on Friday, Nov 11. Breakfast will be served beginning at 8:30. At 9:20 the veterans will be escorted to the auditorium and the entire school will honor them with an assembly. Vietnam veteran Mike Copeland will be the guest speaker. All veterans and their families are cordially invited to attend.

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