Sam Price Jr.

    Sam Price, Jr., 79, husband of Martha Carver Price, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. A funeral service will be held 11 am, Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Oconee Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, Tuesday, […]

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Final grade to be applied to Oconee roundabout

  In the next few days, the DOT predicts, a final asphalt grade will be applied to Oconee County’s first roundabout intersection.  And once the final touches are applied where the Wells Highway crosses the Mormon Church and Strawberry Farm roads near Seneca, Oconee motorists can expect a smooth ride around an intersection nearest county government’s solid waste operations.  The […]

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Series to explore “Land Before the Waters”

The official Oconee County slogan of “Land Beside the Water” derives from a Cherokee word.  Starting next month the Oconee Public Library and the Oconee Heritage Center are starting a series of meetings to highlight the impact of three man-made lakes:  Hartwell, Keowee and Jocassee.  The series is called “The Land Before the Waters.”  There is the hope, according to […]

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High School students learn about the hunger problem

FFA students at West-Oak High School are learning about the problem of hunger, and they will plant a community garden and edible landscapes at their school. The FFA chapter has been awarded $2,500 as part of the national organization’s Food For All program. One-half of the produce harvested from the garden will be donated to the Golden Corner Food Pantry […]

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New political candidates emerge

New political candidates are emerging as the deadline to run in this year’s primaries draws closer.  Westminster contractor John Dalen has made it a three-way contest for Seat Four, Oconee County Council, joining incumbent Joel Thrift and newcomer Julian Davis III in the Republicans’ June primary.  Bill Bledsoe, as a Libertarian and Constitution candidate, is running for the U-S Senate […]

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Emergency drill next month

Oconee County public safety responders will gather en masse next month for an annual drill in Seneca.  The occasion will be the Joint Regional Sewer Authority’s annual emergency drill at the county’s Coneross Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant on the Return Church Road.  The drill takes place 10:30 Saturday morning, April 16. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Slight drop in Oconee jobless rate

The second month of 2016 saw a slight decrease in the jobless rate across Oconee County.  The state reports a February unemployment rate in Oconee of 5.8%—compared with 5.9% in January.  Out of a 35 thousand member workforce, the state Department of Employment and Workforce counted 33 thousand Oconeeans gainfully employed.  The jobless percentage statewide for February was 5.5.  The […]

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Richard Gamuel Greene

  Newry, SC — Richard Gamuel Greene, 72, husband of Linda Gail Chambers Greene, of 344 South Ave., Newry passed away Friday, 25, 2016.Memorial service will held at 11:00 AM on Monday, March 28, 2016 at the Davenport Funeral Home Chapel. Flowers are accepted. The family is at the home.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.davenportfuneralhome.com. […]

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