Jeremiah E. Turbeville Sr.

Jeremiah Eugene Turbeville Sr. died Sunday at Catawba Regional Hospitce in Newton, North Carolina.  He was a Walhalla native, the husband of Jane Parsons Turbeville,  and the owner/operator of the Office Machine Center in Seneca.  A memorial service will be 2 pm Friday at Seneca Baptist Church; the family receives friends after the service.  Memorials may be made to Seneca […]

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Richie Blakley

  Central – Kenneth Richie Blakely, II, 51, of 289 Heads Lake Road, passed away at his residence.  Per Richie’s request, no formal services will be held. The family is at the home of his parents, Kenneth and Barbara Blakely of the Earle’s Grove Baptist Community.  Memorials in his memory may be made to the American Lung Association, Donation Processing […]

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Jeremiah E. Turbeville Sr.

Jeremiah Eugene Turbeville Sr. passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. Born in Walhalla, SC on April 13, 1943, he was the son of the late W.J. Turbeville and Frances Cowan Turbeville Long. Jeremiah was a native of Seneca, SC, graduate of Kentucky School of Mortuary Science in Louisville, KY, owner/operator of the Office Machine […]

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Pioneer to accept District 2 nominees once again

Pioneer Rural Water has announced a new date to accept nominees to fill one of two available seats on its board of directors.  A second nomination meeting for the District Two seat on the board is scheduled for 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, June 27 at district headquarters in Oakway.  In a similar meeting last month, three men were nominated, but […]

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A 60-year milestone next week

Blue Ridge Bank will mark 60 years of serving Oconee County citizens with celebration lunches next week at two of its locations.  Since 1957, Blue Ridge Bank has focused solely on Oconee County. Today the bank has grown to more than $115 million in assets, operates at three locations in Oconee County with 27 employees, and holds a five star […]

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Dr. Todd Crowe remembered last night

  A popular member of the Oconee County medical staff was remembered during a meeting last night at the Oconee hospital.  Two hospital officials described the death of Dr. Todd Crowe as a great loss.  Crowe, at 52 years old, died recently of cancer.  He was remembered as a fine physician and as someone who took time to give emotional […]

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UPDATE: No agreement yet on property for a “Y”

    Once an Oconee hospital board went into closed session, its members had questions about the proposed transfer of property for a YMCA.  So, according to Hunter Kome, president of the Oconee Medical Campus of GHS, no deal was reached last night.  This morning Kome said, “The Board had additional questions for the attorney to research. They voted unanimously […]

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Could Meals on Wheels be in jeopardy?

Sen. Lindsey Graham said recently he doesn’t want to hear anyone say that the government is going to cut out money for its popular meals on wheels program for senior citizens.  Yet, with the new administration in Washington looking for ways to cut spending, there has been speculation that services to the country’s oldest citizens could become at risk.  Doug […]

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County to ansewer builders’ questions

4 o’clock this afternoon in Oconee County Council Chambers is an opportunity for builders to get answers to questions they have about the county’s move to outsource the work of its building codes department.  Scott Moulder, county administrator, says, “ This way the builders and Council could discuss and get answers to questions which may help to shape the future […]

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Arrest made in Townville area home invasion

An Anderson man accused of crimes last winter in the Townville area remained in the custody yesterday afternoon of  Oconee law enforcement.  The Oconee Sheriff’s Office calls what happened in late January a home invasion on Peachtree Lane for which Antonio Raquan Patterson is charged with burglary, armed robbery, larceny, and possession of a weapon during the commission of a […]

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