Walhalla promotes from within

  Walhalla City Council accepted the resignation of Doug Kelley as fire chief, although the mayor said he tried to talk Kelley into changing his mind.  Of Kelley, Mayor Danny Edwards said, “He is a great guy.”  And then, on a motion by Councilman Tjay Bagwell, the city council appointed fire fighter Brandon Burton as Kelley’s replacement, effective February 17.  […]

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James Gibson

Westminster – James Edward Gibson, 82, of 1901 Oakway Road, passed away Monday, January 16, 2017 at AnMed Hospital. A funeral service will be held 2 pm. Friday, January 20, 2017 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in South Union Baptist Church cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, Thursday, January 19, 2017 at […]

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Barbara Booth

Westminster – Barbara Fay Booth, 54, wife of Cecil Edward Booth, 1776 Gin House Hill Road, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the Cottingham Hospice House.  A funeral service will be held 4 pm, Thursday, January 19, 2017 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Heritage Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends from 6-8 […]

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Clemson black women engineers find role models

The non-fiction book and its film counterpart “Hidden Figures” revealed the genius behind the American space race in the 1960s: a cohort of black women who, despite segregation and discrimination, applied their genius in math and engineering to help send our rockets and astronauts into space and bring them back safely. But three Clemson University black women engineers say the look […]

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New health care facility at Clemson

  Clemson’s Patrick Square community is home today to a new health care facility.  Baptist Easley today opened a new facility there that features Clemson Primary Care, Clemson Neurology, Roger C. Peace Rehab Services and Baptist Easley Sleep Lab. Outpatient radiology and laboratory services are also available. Clemson Primary Care offers complete care for adults and children. The practice is staffed […]

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KKK literature distributed in Walhalla

Some Walhallans were surprised to find literature from the Klu Klux Klan left on their property, and at least one called law enforcement.  Sheriff Mike Crenshaw has confirmed his office received a few reports over the weekend and is following the reports with an investigation.  Crenshaw told 101.7/WGOG NEWS, “My thoughts on this include the people behind it wanting some […]

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Public marriages still a big business in Oconee

There was a lot of love in evidence during the year 2016 in the offices of the Oconee County Probate Judge in Walhalla.  Figures gathered by Judge Kenny Johns show that hundreds of couples demonstrated a commitment to make matrimony last a lifetime.  Johns and his staff issued 660 marriage licenses last year, generating fees amounting to $24,850.  More than […]

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Roundabout proposed near Pickens

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has scheduled a public information meeting Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, concerning proposed intersection improvements at SC 183 (Farrs Bridge Road) and S-95 (Jameson Road) east of the City of Pickens. The meeting will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Dacusville Community Center, 2671 Earls Bridge Road, Easley and will have […]

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