Committee to interview magistrate hopefuls

As is his custom, the resident Oconee state senator will choose a committee to pore thru the applicants for the part-time position of county magistrate.  Then Senator Thomas Alexander makes a recommendation for appointment to the Governor.  An earlier 101.7/WGOG story incorrectly stated that the county’s three-member delegation would interview the candidates.  Last June Chief Magistrate Todd Simmons appealed to […]

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Siren test next month!

Duke Energy has announced that a test of the notification sirens around the Oconee Nuclear Station will take place  Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017.  At approximately 11:50 a.m.,the 65 sirens within 10 miles of the Oconee Nuclear Station will be tested for three-minutes to assure each siren works properly. The full-cycle siren test is performed once each quarter in cooperation with […]

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“Best kept secret” is 1951 Wells Highway

Inside a brick building near Seneca there’s a state office that Shelia Ford considers the “best kept secret” in the area.  It’s the South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department at 1951 Wells Highway, serving Oconee and Pickens counties with services to those with up to 130 disabilities.  Shelia Ford is the area supervisor.  An open house in October allowed the community […]

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Convenience store robbed near I-85

A robber stole money last night from the Bountyland Quik Stop on highway 11 near I-85.  The Oconee Sheriff’s Office described the robber as a male who demanded money, but did not show a weapon.  Other surrounding law enforcement agencies were notified and the case has been turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division. “Due to the fact that this […]

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Christina “Chrissy” Theos Adams

Christina “Chrissy” Theos Adams, 49, of Seneca, SC, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family and friends on Tuesday, December 27th after a strong, hard-fought battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Chrissy grew up as a beloved member of the Greek community in Charleston.  Family and friends will be received on Friday, December 30th, 2016, at St. George Greek Orthodox […]

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I-85 multi-vehicle wreck

A combination of cars and SUVS collided early this afternoon southbound on I-85 at exit 4—in the vicinity of Love’s Truck Stop.  One person required a trip to the hospital, according to Chief Larry Wilkerson of the Fair Play Fire Department.  The wreckage left traffic backed up and, it’s believed, at least one lane temporarily blocked.

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Adams funeral arrangements

The funeral arrangements for Solicitor Chrissy Adams have been changed to the following: The visitation of friends and family will be from 8:30 until 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 30, 2016 at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 406 N. Academy St. in Greenville with the funeral to follow at 11:00 a.m. Graveside services will be Saturday, December 31, 2016 at Live […]

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New Year’s Day events at Devil’s Fork

New Year’s Day events are planned Sunday at the Devil’s Fork State Park in Oconee County.  A 5K run and a Loon Lunge are among the ways you can help welcome 2017, and you’ll benefit a couple of good causes.  Everyone is invited to race alongside the park rangers on a 5K course that will follow the paved road inside […]

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Jim Sullivan

Easley – James “Jim” R. Sullivan, II, 88, widower of the late Mildred Emily Neese Sullivan, a former longtime resident of Travelers Rest, passed away Monday, December 26, 2016 at McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville. A private graveside service will be held 11 am, Friday, December 30, 2016 at East View Cemetery.  The family is at their respective homes. In […]

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