Voluntary flu restrictions at Lila Doyle

The numbers of confirmed flu cases continue to increase across the Upstate, and special restrictions apply to the Lila Doyle health and nursing rehabilitation facility at Seneca.  A spokeswoman for Greenville Health System says, “Lila Doyle has now put into effect a voluntary restriction for pediatric visitors. It’s also asked that visitors refrain from shaking hands with residents to help […]

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Robert Holland “Bob” Edwards

  Walhalla, SC — Robert Holland “Bob” Edwards, 86, husband of Ruth Dorsey Edwards of 1510 Pickens Hwy, Walhalla passed away Saturday, February 04, 2017 at GHS Lila Doyle. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p. m. on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from […]

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Sharon Howard

  Walhalla – Linda Sharon Johnson Howard, 72, wife of Marion L. Howard of 217 Hunters Trail, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. The family will receive friends 6 – 8 pm, Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at the Sandifer Funeral Home, Westminster.   The family is at the residence. Flowers accepted. Condolences may be expressed online by […]

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Rachel Tench

  Seneca – Rachel Lee Honea Tench, 73, widow of the late Harold E. Tench, of 130 East Reedy Fork Rd., passed away, Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Cottingham Hospice House.   A graveside service will be held at 4 pm, Monday, February 6, 2017 at Earles Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family is at the home of daughter, Amanda Donald, […]

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Moulder: no property tax hike in 2017-18

Oconee County Council, which includes two new members, is receiving an analysis today of the county’s financial standing from its administrator, Scott Moulder.  The presentation started this morning with a review of the last completed government year—2015-16—during which the county financed a budget of $42.8 million.  All but 25% of that budget was financed by Oconee County property taxes.  Moulder […]

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Topping off ceremony held for student center

Tri-County Technical College and Juneau Construction celebrated a milestone in the construction of the College’s $42-million Student Success Center with a topping off ceremony Thursday to commemorate the last piece of structural steel being put into place. In building construction, a topping off ceremony acknowledges when the last beam is placed atop a structure during its construction.  Targeted completion date […]

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James “Jim” Marion Alexander

Tamassee, SC — James “Jim” Marion Alexander, 82, husband of Willie Sue Moss Alexander, of 194 Lewin Way, Tamassee, passed away Thursday, February 2, 2017, at St. Francis Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM, Sunday, February 5, 2017, at Cheohee Baptist Church with burial to follow at Alexander Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00-3:30 PM, […]

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Katie Smith the new Clerk to Oconee County Council

In a special morning meeting, Oconee County Council approved Katie Smith as its next Clerk to Council.  Smith succeeds Beth Hulse and will start work Monday, according to Council Council Chairwoman Edda Cammick.  Smith is moving into her new duties after having worked for the 10th Circuit Solicitor’s Office during the tenure of the late Chrissy Adams.    

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Crimestoppers approves payouts

  Tips to Crimestoppers led to two arrests last month and the payout of reward money in those cases. Between April 2013 and January this year, the Crimestoppers board in Oconee County has paid out approximately $5,275.00 in reward money for 37 cases where arrests have been made or the cases have been cleared. “We encourage anyone with any information […]

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Impassioned plea on behalf of adult literacy

Westminster Rotarians were urged to act and spread the word about the need to help reduce the problem of adult illiteracy.  The plea came from Judith Prince of Greenville, literacy chairperson for the Rotary district.  Prince gave examples of the importance of adult literacy and how it can be an obstacle for illiterate adults to function in the world.  She […]

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