Library receives new gutters and downspouts

The color of the gutters and downspouts at the Westminster Library now matches the trim of the building.  The roof was replaced before Christmas.  A work crew yesterday finished installing new gutters and downspouts as the last project of $150 thousand dollars of repairs, retro-fits and renovations to the three library buildings owned by Oconee County—at Westminster, Seneca, and Walhalla.

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Smoky sky predicted today for Walhalla

The sky above Walhalla is liable to turn grey with smoke during today’s fuel reduction burn near Mountain Rest.  But a spokesman for the U-S Forest Service predicts the smoke will be short in duration and have minimal impact.  For the purpose of eliminating the fuels that can lead to wildfire, the Forest Service today plans to burn 1,700 acres […]

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Property maintenance code priority for Westminster

Westminster’s first-year administrator warned the city council last night that downtown blight could block the city’s efforts to attract new investment.  And coming out of last night’s informal meeting was agreement that Westminster needs a property maintenance code.  Right now, according to administrator Chris Carter, the city has a minimal maintenance code and nothing that governs commercial property.  The mayor […]

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Governor to speak in Oconee

Henry McMaster will make his first speaking appearance in Oconee County since becoming South Carolina governor.  The state’s 117th governor will keynote next month’s State of Oconee Luncheon.  It’s to be a $25 dollar a plate affair from 12 noon to 1:30 Friday, February 17 at West-Oak Middle School.  Tickets are available from the Oconee Chamber of Commerce.

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Man’s body identified in Pickens County

The body of a man found in a wooded section of Pickens County last week has been identified by authorities.  Coroner Kandy Kelley said the body was that of Kenny Mark Chapman, a 44-year old resident of Evergreen Acres Road, Pickens.  An autopsy is pending, though Kelley says there is no evidence of foul play or trauma.  The death is […]

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Four hurt at Miracle Circle

A car and a van collided at Seneca’s Miracle Circle intersection.  Yesterday afternoon’s accident shortly before 4:45 sent four people to the hospital and temporarily shut down one lane and slowed traffic thru Oconee’s busiest crossroads.  Capt. Robert Tribble said the accident occurred when a car headed eastbound on 123 collided with a van attempting to make a left turn […]

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Darlene Marie Taylor

Walhalla, SC— Darlene Marie Taylor, 52, a long time companion of Johnny Campbell, of 510 Thomas Drive, Seneca, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017, at her home. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 28, 2017, at Courtney Memorial Gardens in Seneca, SC. Flowers are accepted. The family is at their respective homes.  Davenport Funeral Home in […]

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Apply for Oconee “ATAX” funds

Up to $30 thousand dollars generated by Oconee accommodations taxes is available to the applicants who can meet the county’s criteria.  The county Parks, Recreation and Tourism Commission is accepting applications until 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, February 15.  Those interested may request an ATAX application guide by calling 888-1488 or online at oconeesc.com.  The commission will vote to recommend grants […]

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Donald Harold Weekes

Mountain Rest – Donald Harold Weekes died peacefully in his sleep at his son’s home on Wednesday, January 25, 2016, after living 90 years. No services will be offered, but condolences are welcomed at the home of Donald A. Weekes in Walhalla, SC.  Davenport Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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