Charleston to be “premier port”

Senator Lindsey Graham hailed the passage of  water improvement legislation that means the Port of Charleston will be deepened by 54 feet.  Graham Friday hailed Senate passage of the act “Water Infrastructure Improvement for the Nation.”  He called it a step to making Charleston the “Premier Port on the East Coast.”  The legislation passed the Senate 78-21 and the House […]

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Amanda Brock has not resigned

Amanda Brock says she is not leaving her job as the administrative assistant to the Oconee County administrator.  This morning 101.7/WGOG NEWS reported Brock had submitted her resignation, but she has since made clear that she has no intention to leave Oconee County government.  We regret our error, and are happy to set the record straight.  

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Westminster Library to get new roof this week

The Westminster branch of the Oconee Public Library gets a new roof this week.  It’s considered a two-day project, possibly three.  The work starts Wednesday and will mean, for safety reasons, the parking lot will be blocked to public access.  Patrons are requested to return items to other branches.  The new roof is being funded by the remaining money from […]

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Blue Ridge Financial Corporation pays dividend

The Board of Directors of Blue Ridge Financial Corporation, the holding company of Blue Ridge Bank, recently declared a cash dividend in the amount of $204,799.00 or $.50 per share payable to stockholders on record by December 1, 2016.  This brings the total cash dividends paid by the bank and the holding company to a combined total of $6,871,590.00 since […]

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Janie Montez Putnam Powell

Westminster, SC— Janie Montez Putnam Powell, 71, wife of Jerry M. Powell, of 2166 Highway 59, Westminster, passed away Thursday, December 8, 2016, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Sunday, December 11, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Powell Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 […]

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Nadia Mae Kondwros

Walhalla, SC— Nadia Mae Kondwros, 39, of 205 Deer Creek Trail, Walhalla passed away Thursday, December 8, 2016 at her home.Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P. M. on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 P. M. on Monday, […]

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Salem parade is re-set for Sunday

If there is an advantage of having to wait an extra week for the Salem Christmas Parade and the appearance of the Jolly Old Man in the red suit it is that the new parade date, this Sunday, is a week closer to Christmas and within just a few days of the official start of winter.  The Salem parade, postponed […]

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Construction starts on new home for the legionnaires

Construction has begun on the long-awaited new home for Walhalla’s American legionnaires.  According to an announcement by Jerry Dyar (2nd from left), the public information officer for Post 124, the legionnaires are grateful to everyone who is helping make the Kenneth Street building project a reality.  And that includes Bob Winchester (far right), the executive director of the Joint Regional […]

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