Danielle Elliott Mauldin

  Salem – Brandy Danielle Elliott-Mauldin, 21, of 550 Parris Drive, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Oconee Medical Center. A funeral service will be held 4 pm, Thursday, June 15, 2017 at the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Sandifer Funeral Home. The family is at […]

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Three mental health counselors resign

Three mental health counselors for the Oconee School District have quit their jobs—leaving the district with openings before the start of the new year in August.  Dr. Michael Thorsland, superintendent, announced the resignations during this afternoon’s annual planning session of the county trustees.  No reasons were given during the discussion.  Thorsland said the plan is to ask the state Department […]

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Trustees learn of late budget “surplus”

Only hours before they will be asked to take a final vote on their new budget, Oconee school trustees were told this afternoon that changes made in Columbia will mean an extra $885 thousand dollars in 2017-18.  Dr. Michael Thorsland, superintendent, called the additional money a surplus.  And trustees, during their planning meeting this afternoon, discussed how to incorporate that […]

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M. Joann Thompkins

  Westminster– M. Joann Tompkins, 68, 105 County Side Circle, wife of Jimmy L. Tompkins, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Oconee Memorial Hospital. A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 1-2 pm, prior to the service at the funeral home.  […]

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Dorothy Colley Adams

Walhalla, SC— Dorothy Colley Adams, 93, wife of the late Grover Lee Adams, of 104 North Poplar Street, Walhalla, passed away Monday, June 12, 2017, at Oconee Memorial Hospital. A graveside service will be held at a later date at West View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to College Street Baptist Church, Attn: Building Fund, 401 […]

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Social media comments lead to altercation

Oconee Sheriff’s Office believes an argument on social media led to a confrontation Sunday night at a business near Seneca and the eventual arrests of two men.  49 year old Lloyd Elmer Pearson of Snead Road in Walhalla and 27 year old Novie Michael Phillips of Wolf Stake Church Road in Seneca were booked into the Oconee County Detention Center […]

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Gwynne Hess

Westminster – Gwynne “Gwynnie Bee” Ann-Marie Hess, 1, daughter of Ravyn Hammond and Cody Hess, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at First Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends from 1-2 pm prior to the service at the church.  Burial will follow in […]

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Five Walhalla boys off to Boys State

Five Walhalla boys are headed to this week’s Palmetto Boys State in Anderson.  This morning American Legion Post 124 announced the following selections:  Josh Leonard, Raymond Keyes III, Albert Duke III, Matthew Smith, and Elijah Taylor.  Legionnaire George Dunagan said 10 rising seniors at Walhalla High were interviewed, in an effort to select five eventual delegates.  The delegates were scheduled […]

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