Tourism leader is retiring at Pendleton

Lake Hartwell Country Regional Tourism Executive Director Vicki Fletcher announced today that she will retire on June 30, 2017.  “I have enjoyed my tenure as only the third Executive Director in the 51-year history of Lake Hartwell Country, formerly known as Pendleton District Historical, Recreational and Tourism Commission,” states Mrs. Fletcher.  “As a trailblazing organization that came on the scene […]

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Disaster loans available to offset drought damage

  The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations that June 19 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in Oconee County, South Carolina as a result of the drought that began on Oct. 18, 2016. “This county is eligible because it is […]

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Mabel Albertson Smith

Salem, SC— Mabel Albertson Smith, 95, wife of the late George L. Smith, died Friday, June 2, 2017. Services will be Monday, June 5, 2017, at 11:00 AM, at the Salem Seventh-day Adventist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery where she will be laid to rest beside her husband. The family will receive friends immediately following the […]

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Senior Solutions achieves Walhalla opening

It has been months in the making!  At 10 o’clock Monday morning, a ribbon will be cut to symbolize the opening of the Walhalla senior citizens center, a service of Senior Solutions of Oconee and Anderson counties.  The facility is using part of the former Walhalla Middle School on Razorback Lane.  Doug Wright, executive director, said exercise equipment is offered […]

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Arrest made in six-year old Oconee theft case

  Items stolen in 2011 in Oconee County have been retrieved from two South Carolina counties, and the Oconee Sheriff’s Office arrested a Rock Hill man yesterday who is allegedly responsible.  The Sheriff’s Office today announced larceny charges against James Henry Richardson.  Investigators have been looking for Richardson for years.  The 38-year old Richardson was transported from the Chester County […]

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Surfing the internet can provide costly

An internet site entered by an Oconee County resident offered women looking for men.  That resident wound up sending thousands of dollars in what the Oconee Sheriff’s Office considers a scam.  The Oconeean sent a text to the site, only to receive one back accusing him of texting a minor female.  He later got another text from someone who claimed […]

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