Julian Horace Yelton Jr.

Walhalla, SC — Julian Horace Yelton, Jr., 72, husband of Ann Burns Yelton, of 200 Freedom Dr., Walhalla, SC, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017, at Oconee Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Monday, February 13, 2017 at College Street Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 PM, Monday, February 13, 2017, prior to […]

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Ruth Ann Kelley

Seneca, SC— Ruth Ann Kelley, 71, wife of Bobby Kelley, of 468 Rice Creek Rd., Liberty, SC, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017, at Easley Baptist Hospital. A memorial service will be conducted at 4:00 PM, Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel. Flowers are accepted. The family is at the residence.  

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Roy “Pete” Black

  Roy Edward Black, 82, of Westminster died peacefully Saturday, February 11, 2017, at his son’s home. A funeral service will be held 2:30 pm Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Heritage Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 pm prior to the service at Sandifer Funeral […]

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Burt A. Cox

Westminster – Burt Albert Cox, 90, husband of Frances Burton Cox, 143 Oakmont Road, passed away Wednesday, February 08, 2017 at the Cottingham Hospice House.      A native of Oconee County, he was the son of the late Burt Andrew and Eula Hudgens Cox.  Mr. Cox retired from the textiles industry and was a veteran of the United States […]

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Walhallan picked for U-N trip

A University of South Carolina student from Walhalla has been selected for a trip next week to the United Nations in New York City.  Kathryn Stoudemire was chosen for her leadership skills and is one of only five USC students chosen for the trip.  It’s believed they’ll get to meet former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, now U-N ambassador for […]

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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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