Sen. Scott speaks in Greenville

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) will speak today at Clemson University’s inaugural Men of Color National Summit. The summit will take place at the TD Convention Center. Senator Scott is expected to speak on the importance of education and mentorships, and how both had a positive impact in his life. According to Clemson University, the mission of the Men of […]

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Test and flush more than 200 hydrants

Starting Monday, Walhalla fire fighters will test and flush more than 200 hydrants in and around the city.  This maintenance activity helps to reveal problems and to ensure the hydrants produce the needed water to fight fires.  The tests are also a requirement of the Insurance Service Office whose ratings influence private property insurance rates.  A drawback of the testing […]

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Customers call for transparency, great responsiveness

  Pioneer Rural Water customers Shirley Mason and Beverly Wilson says the retail supplier needs to be more transparent and responsive.  With two Pioneer directors in the audience, Mason and Wilson last night addressed complaints to Pioneer General Manager Pruitt that 3 o’clock afternoon board meetings are inconvenient to working customers.  Mason says she should not have to ask for […]

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Moon and Pollock to be part-time magistrates

Help is on the way to lessen the workload of Oconee County’s system of three full-time magistrate courts.  State Senator Thomas Alexander says his choices to serve as county part time magistrates are Erin Moon of Seneca and Daniel Pollock of West Union.  Moon and Pollock are expected to work in association with Chief Magistrate Todd Simmons of Seneca, Magistrate […]

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Divided opinion at “Town Hall” meeting

  In a church setting at Oakway, many in the gathering were moved to sound off on what is Oconee’s top controversy so far this year.  That’s whether the Pioneer district should build the county’s fourth water treatment plant.  Throughout last night’s town hall meeting at the Oakway Wesleyan Church, there was divided opinion over the proposition which ultimately it […]

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Early childhood community meetings

Oconee First Steps will host meetings across the county next week to gather information on the needs of young children, their families, their caregivers, and the communities.  You are urged to attend a meeting nearest you:  Monday, May 1st: Walhalla Public Library from 6 to 7 pm; Tuesday, May 2nd: Westminster Railroad Depot, from 6 to 7 pm; and Wednesday, […]

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Pioneer mounts defense, files 3rd party complaint

Pioneer Rural Water has mounted a defense and filed a complaint of its own against the Joint Regional Sewer Authority, one of its legal adversaries in the Common Pleas Court.  And, meantime, the court has set the morning of Thursday next week in Anderson for a judge to hear Pioneer’s challengers make their case for a preliminary injunction.  Pioneer’s attorneys […]

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Annette Elizabeth Sloan

Walhalla, SC— Annette Elizabeth Sloan, 75, of 1 Manager Court, Walhalla, passed away GHS Cottingham Hospice House. A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 12:00-1:30 PM, prior to the service, at Davenport Funeral Home. Flowers are accepted.      

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Russell “Buster” Marrett Ernest

  Dyersburg, TN — Russell “Buster” Marrett Ernest, 89, of 20 Dogwood Circle, Dyersburg, TN, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017, at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center. A   graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Walhalla, SC. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Friday, April 28, 2017, […]

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