Richard “Rick” Stanley Davis

Walhalla, SC— Richard “Rick” Stanley Davis, 58, husband of Alice Faye Capps Davis, of 1413 N. Catherine Street, Walhalla, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at Oconee Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be held Friday, May 20, 2016 at The Potter’s House Church in Walhalla at 4 PM. The family is at the home. Condolences may be sent to […]

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Richard Alan Hendrickson

Seneca, SC— Richard Alan Hendrickson, 63, husband of Lisa Kramer Hendrickson, passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2016. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Friday, May 20, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.davenportfuneralhome.com.  Davenport Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  

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Doris Wertheimer Sponsler

Salem, SC— Doris Wertheimer Sponsler, 94, wife of the late Robert Max Sponsler, of 30 Quarter Master Drive, Salem, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at Clemson Downs. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Judes, www.shop.stjude.org/donatenow. The family will be at their respective homes.  Condolences may […]

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Scotty Smith

Seneca – Scotty Layne Smith, 38, loving husband of Amanda Junelore Smith and father of Blake Tyler and Avery Nolan Smith, 107 Windy Hill Lane, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016 with his family by his side.  A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Friday, May 20, 2016 at Bethel Baptist Church.  Burial will follow in Heritage Memorial Gardens.  […]

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era-contact USA coming to Pickens County

era-Contact USA, a global manufacturing leader of electrical railway couplings, is launching its North American manufacturing headquarters in Pickens County. According to the governor’s Office, the new development will bring $3.6 million in investment and lead to the creation of 45 new jobs. Based in Germany, era-contact is a technology leader for automatic electrical couplings and hand plugs in the […]

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Three more years for Scott Moulder!

Oconee’s longest-serving county administrator apparently will be around a good while longer.  101.7/WGOG NEWS has learned that, after a two-hour executive session last night, District One’s Edda Cammick made a motion, seconded by District Five’s Reg Dexter, that the county attorney finalize a contract reflecting the terms as discussed in executive session for Scott Moulder to continue as administrator for […]

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Oconee teacher group recognizes four seniors

Oconee Teacher Forum scholarships are being awarded this year to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college and major in education.  Certificates were presented this week by Fred Edgerton, Oconee Teacher of the Year, to Kelsey Ramey of West-Oak High School, Tommy “T-J” Galloway of Walhalla High School, Kierra Douglas of Seneca High School, and Noah Powell […]

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Walhalla Pool to open May 27

The Walhalla Municipal Swimming Pool on W. Main Street will open for a new season Friday, May 27—the start of the Memorial Day weekend.  Season passes are now available from the YMCA which, once again, will operate the pool for the city.  The “Y” may be reached at 864/962-4049. The idea to add a splash pad for the youngest swimmers […]

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Case alleging murder set for trial

  The prosecutor’s office plans to call to trial next week the charge of murder and other alleged offenses against a young Seneca area man.  Atop the docket for Oconee General Sessions Court is South Carolina versus James William Toward.  He’s one of two persons arrested in the investigation of the shooting death of Robert Andrew Johnson in 2014 on Ames […]

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Search ends well on the Foothills Trail

A search has ended with success on the Foothills Trail.  Shane Gibbs of Oconee Emergency Services says a husband and his wife were found yesterday not far from the Bad Creek access to the trail.  He said they were transported to their car which was parked at the Oconee State Park.  Oconee 9-1-1 received a call for help yesterday morning […]

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