Preliminary plane crash report

The National Transportation Safety Board has published a preliminary report saying an “in-flight breakup” preceded the crash of a small plane October 2 near Westminster.  The crash killed the pilot and three passengers who were headed to Clemson for that weekend’s game with Notre Dame.  The NTSB quotes preliminary information provided by the FAA that, at six thousand feet altitude, […]

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Trustees to hear school closing recommendation

Supporters of the Tamassee-Salem Middle/High School are expected to fill the audience at tonight’s school board meeting, in protest of a recommendation to close their school.  The official recommendation to close the school at the end of the current school year is to be made by administration tonight, although the trustees are likely to have given it thought since the […]

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Jack Edward Masters

Jack Edward Masters, 83, of 111 N. Harbour Dr., Seneca died Monday at Clemson Downs. He was the husband of Sue Amos Masters.  The funeral will be 2 pm Monday at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with entombment to follow in Oconee Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family receives friends from 12:30-1:30 pm prior to the service at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers […]

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Further explanation for school closure recommendation

Oconee School District released the following announcement this morning:  “The closure of small schools is a debate in many communities. Oconee County is no different and Tamassee-Salem Middle/High is central to that debate here. The topic has been discussed for years and was even part of a failed tax referendum in the 90’s. The topic resurfaced a year ago as […]

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Meet-and-greet Westminster candidates

Everyone is invited to Westminster Tuesday night to an event to meet-and-greet the candidates in this year’s municipal election November 3.  An announcement from Angie Dickerson Wheeler states that this event is a chance for the Westminster community to meet the candidates and to open avenues for conversations on government, leadership, and the city’s well being.  The event takes place […]

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Tom Markovich to be the man!

  One of the interested observers during the presentation of the Walhalla master plan was Tom Markovich.  A home builder by trade, Markovich’s group is in line soon to take over the old Oconee Courthouse and has a plan to remodel it into something that many during last night’s audience at the Old St. John’s Meeting House want.  And, that […]

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Emily McDonald Rohletter

Emily McDonald Rohletter, 40, died Thursday at Oconee Medical Center.  She was the wife of John Michael Rohletter.  The family receives friends from 6-8 pm Saturday at Sandifer Funeral Home.  The funeral will be 2 pm Sunday from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home with burial to follow in Clearmont Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family is at the residence. Condolences […]

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Two Millenials present a master plan

Two professionals from the Millennials generation have given Walhalla a suitcase of ideas for its future.  Blake Sanders of Pelzer, South Carolina and Melissa Miklus of Baltimore, Maryland of the company Alta Planning and Design received audience applause and positive feedback for the public presentation of a master plan for Walhalla.  The plan offers ideas for changes to and along […]

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