Prison sentence ordered for Westminster man

An Oconee trial ended yesterday with guilty verdicts and a sentence that sends a Westminster man to prison for one year.  The General Sessions jury found Sonny Sloan Peay guilty of resisting arrest and possession of meth first offense.  Judge Sprouse ordered a one-year term for resisting arrest and sentenced the 51-year old Peay to three years suspended to five […]

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James Clinton Loggins

Westminster – James Clinton Loggins, 76, husband of Delores “Dee” Smith Loggins, 1417 Dr. Johns Road, passed away Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Oconee Memorial Hospital. A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Friday, February 10, 2017 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Heritage Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7-9 pm, […]

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Martin is Kelley’s interim replacement

The Oconee County administrator, Scott Moulder, has confirmed the departure of long-time county engineer Mack Kelley, saying Kelley resigned in early January with the intention to seek work elsewhere.  Moulder says for now, Kelley’s duties are being handled by Rick Martin, the manager of the county Rock Quarry.  Kyle Reid remains number two in charge of the county’s road and […]

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Latest additions to Oconee Planning Commission

New faces for the Oconee Planning Commission, an advisory commission to the county council.  At its meeting, the council last night named Stacy Lyles to serve as the new District Five planning commissioner and Andrew Gramling as the new District Two commissioner.  Re-appointed to a new term was at-large member Mike Johnson.  The council chairwoman, Edda Cammick, asked the meeting […]

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If needed, Wayne McCall will foot the bill!

At the Oconee County Council table last night there was discussion about the need for better communications for the operations staged in Walhalla by the Joseph Sullivan Nursing Center of Clemson University.  Once a week, the university’s nursing division provides free health services to those who can’t afford them from an office in the former health department in Walhalla.  But […]

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Stepped up anti-litter effort requested

  “Let’s talk trash” is how a Seneca area resident began her remarks last night to the Oconee County Council. Elaine Masceri was able to engage council members about the need to do more than what’s now done to combat the countywide litter problem.  One councilman, Paul Cain, said he will request increased deputy patrols in the area of Wells […]

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Mary Rogers Brunson

Walhalla, SC— Mary Rogers Brunson, 89, wife of the late John E. Brunson, Sr., of 120 Autumnwood Lane, Apt 19E, Walhalla, passed away Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. The family is at their respective homes. Davenport Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.      

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Probable cause for plane crash may be imminent

A federal investigator says the probable cause for the 2015 small plane crash that killed four men near Westminster likely will be released soon.  Ralph Hicks of the National Transportation Safety Board tells 101.7/WGOG NEWS, “I am currently writing the factual report for the investigation.  I expect it and the Board’s probable cause report to be released soon.”  The 71-year […]

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