Gloria Justus

Long Creek – Gloria Thrift Justus, age 91, life-long resident of Long Creek, SC, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away, April 9, 2017 at the Cottingham Hospice House.A funeral service will be held 11 am, Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Long Creek Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends from […]

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Dorothy Evans

Anderson – Dorothy Jean Evans, 86, of 311-A Greer Heights Road, passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017 at her residence. A funeral service will be held 3 pm, Thursday, April 13, 2017 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 1-2:30 prior at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. The […]

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Bagwell likes the quality of city administrator hopefuls

Walhalla received close to ten applications for city administrator, by Friday’s deadline.  At least one councilman, T-J Bagwell, was quick to take a look at the field of hopefuls to succeed the retiring Nancy Goehle.  The applicants nearest Walhalla is in Central; the farthest, the state of Washington.  The city advertised a salary range of $50,000 to $60,000.  Next step […]

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March domestic incident results in arrest

A man wounded by gunfire last month at a home near Walhalla finds himself in jail—charged with domestic violence first degree.  The Oconee Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of Scott Duane Cooper.  The 48-year old Cooper was arrested Friday after he was discharged from a hospital. According to Capt. Greg Reed, investigators determined that a woman in the home acted […]

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Meeting change!

There has been a change of date for the next meeting of West Union Town Council.  Mayor Linda Oliver says the meeting, first planned for tomorrow night, will now take place instead at 6 o’clock Tuesday night, April 18 when the council will address playground improvements, Hunter Street property, and new business license fees.

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Duncan decries the Obamacare replacement process

Third District Rep. Jeff Duncan acknowledged Saturday defeat of the House attempt to rescind the Affordable Care Act, the signature legislation of the Obama administration.  But Republican Duncan predicts the chamber will approve a bill to rescind and replace the health care law, even though the attachments that likely will be made to the next repeal bill won’t be to […]

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Graham tells Trump, “Hit ’em again!”

When Donald Trump phoned Lindsey Graham the other night at 12:15 and told Graham about the air strike against Syria, the senator told him, “Hit ‘em again.”  Graham’s comments brought laughter during Saturday’s Oconee Republican convention because of the president’s propensity for late night phone calls and tweets.  But Graham was serious when he said he has grown to like […]

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Improvements to Boy Scout 45 Hut

Gutter work and new barbecue pits are among the additions to the Scout Hut for Troop 45 on N. Catherine Street in Walhalla.  John Burnside, a scout helper, says the troop has benefited from donations of labor and materials from community members who believe in Boy Scout values that are instilled in boys 11 to 18 years old.  Currently, Troop […]

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