Opal Louise Dodd

Seneca, SC— Opal Louise Dodd, 72, wife of Raymond Eugene Dodd, of 839 Shiloh Road, Seneca, passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, March 26, 2017, at Newry Church of God with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, […]

Read more

Wildfire contained, but not controlled

A week-long wildfire by the Oconee side of the Wild and Scenic Chattooga in the Long Creek vicinity remains contained, but not controlled.  The latest count, according to the district ranger, is that 570 acres have been lost to a fire which likely started from an abandoned campfire.  Ranger Robbie Sitzlar of the Andrew Pickens District, while confident that the […]

Read more

Oconee helps boost state employment roll

During February South Carolina experienced the largest, one-month increase in the numbers of those people who were gainfully employed.  And numbers from Oconee County contributed to the 2.2 million people working statewide.  Oconee County last month counted 33,166 people at work; 1,605 out of work but actively trying to find new work.  Those numbers equate to a 4.6% jobless rate […]

Read more

Appreciation for beautification efforts

A section of highway 11 at Walhalla-West Union is a cleaner place after Walhalla city workers picked up trask yesterday along the roadside between Gwen Fowler’s Real Estate Estate and the Bear Swamp Road intersection.  Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said after receiving a complaint, his office contacted Walhalla and requested assistance.  An expression of gratitude is being given today to the […]

Read more

Charter school prepares for second year

At Salem, it’s already time to enroll for a second year at the first charter school in Oconee County.  Eagle Ridge is preparing a budget and its enrollment projection for the 2017-18 year.  According to its newsletter, “We will likely be capping enrollment at 180 students, including new students….”  The school is highlighting an achievement by student Chase Land.  Chase […]

Read more

Lake management plan workshop held in Seneca

For three hours last evening in Seneca, the public had a chance to ask questions and make comments about what should be included in the next shoreline management plan for Lake Hartwell.  The office of the Army Corps of Engineers at Hartwell, Georgia sent representatives to Seneca’s Gignilliat Community Center and welcomed the public.  The Corps of Engineers held identical […]

Read more

Tractor-trailer fire on I-85

A late night tractor-trailer truck fire on I-85 in Oconee County remains an accident scene this morning at exit 4 northbound.  According to Rural Fire Dispatch, no one was hurt as the result of the fire and the load carried by the tractor trailer vehicle is considered non-hazardous.  However, the ramp at exit 4 northbound remains closed.  Fire fighters received […]

Read more

Lorie “Diane” Cobb Lusk

Walhalla, SC— Lorie “Diane” Cobb Lusk, 48, wife of Dennis Alan Lusk, of 155 Pepridge Road, Walhalla, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel. Flowers are accepted, or memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 154 Miles […]

Read more

Arrest made in Burnt Tanyard Road crimes

A gun and safe containing cash were stolen last week during a home burglary on the Burnt Tanyard Road in Oconee County.  The Sheriff’s Office today reports the arrest of a 28-year old Salem man.  Charles Johnathan Sanders of Crestwood Drive in Salem was charged with grand larceny, first degree burglary and safecracking. The value of the items taken, including […]

Read more

Westminster man pleads guilty to child porn offenses

A Westminster man awaits sentencing for child pornography.  The U-S Attorney for South Carolina, Beth Drake, has announced that Vern McPherson pleaded guilty in federal court at Greenville to possession and transporting child pornography.  District Judge Bruce H. Hendricks of Charleston accepted the plea and will impose sentence after reviewing the presentence report which will be prepared by the U.S. […]

Read more
1 2 3 1,162