Work session for Oconee school trustees

A big ticket item appears on tonight’s agenda for Oconee County school trustees.  In their work session, trustees are to hear about a taxpayer-supported bond issue that would add $14.5 million to the district’s general obligation debt.  The agenda also calls for the trustees to discuss and take possible action to divest itself of some property.  Under consideration is to […]

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Officer invovled in weekend shooting

An unidentified Oconee deputy was involved in one of two incidents of shots fired early Saturday near Westminster, and that part of the investigation has been turned over to the state police.  Two other individuals, also not yet identified by name, were wounded.  9-1-1 was alerted around 2 am to shots fired into a home on the Brock Road. The […]

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Julian Horace Yelton Jr.

Walhalla, SC — Julian Horace Yelton, Jr., 72, husband of Ann Burns Yelton, of 200 Freedom Dr., Walhalla, SC, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017, at Oconee Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Monday, February 13, 2017 at College Street Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 PM, Monday, February 13, 2017, prior to […]

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Ruth Ann Kelley

Seneca, SC— Ruth Ann Kelley, 71, wife of Bobby Kelley, of 468 Rice Creek Rd., Liberty, SC, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017, at Easley Baptist Hospital. A memorial service will be conducted at 4:00 PM, Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel. Flowers are accepted. The family is at the residence.  

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Roy “Pete” Black

  Roy Edward Black, 82, of Westminster died peacefully Saturday, February 11, 2017, at his son’s home. A funeral service will be held 2:30 pm Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Heritage Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 pm prior to the service at Sandifer Funeral […]

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Burt A. Cox

Westminster – Burt Albert Cox, 90, husband of Frances Burton Cox, 143 Oakmont Road, passed away Wednesday, February 08, 2017 at the Cottingham Hospice House.      A native of Oconee County, he was the son of the late Burt Andrew and Eula Hudgens Cox.  Mr. Cox retired from the textiles industry and was a veteran of the United States […]

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Walhallan picked for U-N trip

A University of South Carolina student from Walhalla has been selected for a trip next week to the United Nations in New York City.  Kathryn Stoudemire was chosen for her leadership skills and is one of only five USC students chosen for the trip.  It’s believed they’ll get to meet former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, now U-N ambassador for […]

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