Janice Ruth Hardy

Janice Ruth Hardy, 78, former resident of Lizella, Georgia died Tuesday at Lila Doyle.  She was the widow of Joe Earnest Hardy Jr.  Flowers are accepted.  The family is at the residence, 133 Cane Creek Road, Walhalla, SC  29691.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.davenportfuneralhome.com.  Davenport Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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DOT proposes I-85 bridge replacements

The DOT proposes to spend hundreds of millions of dollars statewide to replace bridges on the interstate highways, including two sets of bridges in Oconee County.  The Department of Transportation invites public comment on the projects including $33.3 million dollars of work to replace the I-85 northbound and southbound bridges over Lake Hartwell and $26.2 million to replace the I-85 […]

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Hold placed on ex-chief’s retirement money

The Oconee judge who sentenced Scott Bannister has now signed an order that attaches a lien on the state retirement of the former Westminster police chief.  At the request of City Attorney Derek Enderlin, 10th Circuit Judge Alex Macaulay ruled that it’s appropriate for a lien to be placed on Bannister’s account with the Police Officers’ Retirement System for the […]

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Tony E. Campbell

Tony E. Campbell, 48, of 1021 Wildwood Ave., Goose Creek, native of Salem, died in Holland, Ohio.  The funeral will be 11 am Friday at Davenport Funeral Home with entombment to follow in Heritage Memorial Gardens.  The family receives friends from 9:30-10:30 am Friday, prior to the service, at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers accepted.  Memorials may be made to the […]

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Patricia “Cookie” Thompson Evatt

Patricia “Cookie” Thompson Evatt, 74, of 1229 Evatt Road, Seneca died Monday at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  She was the widow of Robert Kendall Evatt.  The funeral will be 2 pm Friday at Maranatha Baptist Church with burial to follow in Oconee Memorial Park. The family receives friends from 6-8 pm Thursday at Davenport Funeral Home.  In place of flowers, memorials […]

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Wet conditions impede Main Street project

The wet conditions are impeding progress this week in the project to finish the Walhalla Streetscape project.  As part of the work to re-build the sidewalk on the south side of Main Street, between Ann and Catherine streets, crews of Hutch ‘N Son might tear out the small sidewalk in that area.  But the contractor promises to replace the walk […]

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“ATAX” funds available by application

An Oconee County commission stands ready to award funds to those who will advance local tourism, cultural events, and the like.  The county’s Parks, Recreation and Tourism Commission announces that it has $30 thousand derived through the collection of “ATAX”—the Accommodations Tax.  You can request an application guide by calling the PRT office at 888-1488 or online at www.oconeesc.com.  The […]

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Mark Sanders

Mark Lane Sanders, 56, died Sunday.  He was the husband of Connie Sanders.  A celebration of life will be held 2 pm Saturday from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. The family receives friends from noon-1:30 pm prior at the funeral home.  Family members are at their homes.  Flowers accepted.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.  Sandifer Funeral […]

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Seneca to change its building permit structure

Seneca is looking at changes in its process for building permits.  It’ll mean an increase in the permit fee, but city leaders believe reducing paperwork will ease a builder’s burden.  And that’s borne out  from initial feedback to city officials.  During a non-action meeting last night, Ed Halbig announced a proposed increase of the base fee to $50 dollars for […]

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Seneca plan on track

The leaders of an Oconee municipality that was laid out in the 19th century on opposite sides of a railroad are being told that a city plan in the early 21st century is right on track.  During a work meeting last night, the mayor and city council heard that Seneca’s planning commission is addressing changes in the city’s comprehensive plan.  […]

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