The Solicitor gives charity a boost

The second-year charity in Oconee County, Grace’s Closet, is now $2,500 to the better–thanks to a donation today from the office of David Wagner, 10th Circuit Solicitor.  The money donated accrued from an account paid into by defendants enrolled in the pre-trial intervention program.  Wagner explained that some defendants can’t do public service work.  In this instance, their money goes […]

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Agnes Elizabeth Butts Martin

Gaffney, SC— Agnes Elizabeth Butts Martin, 89, of 1434 Limestone Street, Gaffney, passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.The family will receive friends from 12:00-1:30 PM, Wednesday, August 9, 2017, prior to the service, at Davenport Funeral Home. Flowers are […]

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Mackey Cobb

  Westminster – Mackey Lee Cobb, Sr., 75, husband of Ginny Cobb, 127 Welcome Church Road, passed away Sunday, August 6, 2017 at Oconee Medical Center.  A memorial service will be held 2 pm, Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends following the service.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be […]

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Robert Alan “Bob” Harris

Seneca, SC — Robert Alan “Bob” Harris, 81, husband of Jane Harris, of Seneca, passed away peacefully August 5th, surrounded by his family at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. He valiantly fought cancer for over 16 years.  A 2:00 PM funeral service will be held Tuesday, August 8th, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Walhalla, with burial in the church cemetery. The […]

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Roy Shook

Seneca – Roy Lee Shook, 68, husband of Nora Barnes Shook, 900 Nora’s Drive, passed away Monday, August 7, 2017 at his residence.  A memorial service will be held 4 pm, Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.   The family is at the residence.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer […]

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Teachers are back Thursday, students on the 17th

Oconee teachers return to work on Thursday.  They’ll be followed by the students one week later–Thursday, August 17.  A new school year often brings change.  This year the district is moving to staggered start times.  Elementary schools will start at 8 am and dismiss at 2:45 pm–the same as last year.  Middle schools will start at 8:30 am and dismiss […]

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Richard Harper to pen personal letter to the DOT

Walhalla’s Richard Harper has carried hope for months that the South Carolina DOT will eventually allow his city to plant trees in the Streetscape medians.  Harper, at last night’s Partners for Progress meeting, said the DOT is worried about accidents. “They are worried that someone will hit a tree.”  Harper is undeterred.  He’s going to try a personal letter next […]

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Partners for Progress urged to get political

Josh Holliday and Jennifer Crawford are headed for the political sidelines in Walhalla.  Mayor Edwards last night said both are parents of young children, and he understands why they’ve decided to not run for re-election to city council in November.  Still that leaves opportunity for other Walhallans to serve their city, and the mayor last night implored the members of […]

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Tax Assessor to retire

Linda Shugart has disclosed plans to retire as Oconee Tax Assessor.  She confirmed those plans yesterday with the office of Oconee County Administrator that she’s retiring August 21–after serving as assessor since 2010.  Shugart and staff handled two countywide assessment–the results from the last of which went out in the mail last week to county property owners.

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Hotel projects bandied about at Walhalla meetings

Hotel projects were the topic for presentations during meetings last night of both the Oconee Planning Commission and the Walhalla Partners for Progress.  One project appears closer to reality than the other, though one of the developers of the other promises that his is also.  County planner Bill Huggins told the planning commission that a site meeting takes place today at […]

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