Rev. Gene Turner

Westminster – Reverend Bobby Eugene “Gene” Turner, 76, husband of Janice Lowie Turner, 225 Deer Run Road, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Oconee Memorial Hospital. A graveside service will be held 2 pm, Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.  A memorial service will also be held 2 pm, Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at Calvary […]

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Ebenezer Road Dollar General argued in court

Arguments were heard today regarding the challenge of whether a spot on the Ebenezer Road not far from the 4-way stop at 188 can be used for a Dollar General store.  How the controversy proceeds is in the hands of a circuit judge who is going to take the time for further study before ruling.  Attorney Larry Brandt, representing opposing […]

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Kellett neighborhood meeting

Leaders of Kellett neighborhood in Seneca are announcing a community meeting to solicit opinion on the city’s announcement of a draft master plan for the building and property that make up the former elementary school.  The meeting will take place at 6 o’clock Thursday evening in the Fellowship Hall of the Trinity Baptist Church.  Those attending may enter the meeting […]

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Mary Rumph

Seneca – Mary Elvina Rumph, 76, of 315 W. Sunset Strip Drive, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Lila Doyle Nursing Care. The family will receive friends at 5 pm, Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at Faith Baptist Church with a memorial service to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church Building Fund, PO […]

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Chattooga River accident

A National Guard Black Hawk helicopter was deployed Saturday afternoon to effect a rescue on the Wild and Scenic Chattooga River.  The chopper swooped down above the Lick Log/Pig Pen section north of Village Creek to lift a young Atlanta area man who tried to swing a rope into the river, fell short, and landed on a rocky bank.  The […]

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Cruising enjoys comeback in Westminster

  Westminster’s Yousef Mefleh may be 61 years old, but he’s not too old to partake in a recreation activity thought to be the province of the young.  As a city councilman, Mefleh had a hand in the city’s recent decision to welcome cruising back to the city.  There have now been two straight Saturday nights of large numbers of […]

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Luncheon tickets priced at $15 dollars

Tickets are being sold for this year’s Rotary/Apple Festival luncheon in Westminster, featuring State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman as guest speaker.  The luncheon takes place at 1 o’clock Friday, September 9 at the Westminster Baptist Church.  This year the tickets are priced at $15 dollars and are available at the Chamber of Commerce office and from any Rotary Club […]

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Contestants invited for Miss Oktoberfest

Miss Oktoberfest 2016 will be crowned this year in the auditorium at the Walhalla Middle School.  The pageant will take place 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon, October 9, and girls attending Oconee high schools are invited to sign up.  Miss Oktoberfest receives a $500 dollar scholarship. Four runners up will be named.  Applications are now being accepted and can be found […]

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Auditor receives Duke Energy’s new assessment

  The chief deputy auditor for Oconee County has received the new assessment to be applied to the county’s largest taxpayer.  And it amounts to $149.1 million.  Because Duke Energy qualifies for an $18.9 million exemption on the manufacturing portion of the assessment set by the state Department of Revenue, Duke’s 2016 obligation to Oconee County will be $32 thousand […]

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Pickens County couple found dead after home fire

The elderly couple found dead in a Pickens County home fire has been identified by the county coroner.  Kandy Kelley says the deaths of Robert Leon Talley and Louise Talley are being investigated by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.  The Talley’s home on Mount Bethel Road in the Sunset Community caught fire Friday night.  Mr. Talley, 70, and Mrs. […]

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