Randy McClure

Westminster – Randy Lloyd McClure, 60, husband of Mary Catherine Mincey McClure, 321 Cobb Bridge Road, passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2016 at his residence. A funeral service will be held 11 am, Friday, September 16, 2016 at Heritage Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel.  The family will receive friends from 10-11 prior to the service. The family is at the residence.  […]

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Myra Ruth Moore

Seneca, SC— Myra Ruth Moore, 56, of 162 Steve Nix Road, Seneca, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at her home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Sunday, September 18, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 PM, Sunday, September 18, 2016, prior to […]

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Arrests made after camper robbed at Low Water Bridge

Two Oconee County men have been arrested after a camper was robbed last weekend at the Low Water Bridge campsite near Mountain Rest.  The Sheriff’s Office has identified the arrested as Robert Alan Pelfrey, 26-year old Westminster resident, and Jon Conner Wacaster, 21-year old Salem resident.  A deputy quoted camper Daniel Klein as saying as he was arranging his campsite, […]

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Vote anticipated on widening Charleston Harbor

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) said he expects a final Senate vote on the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) bill this week.  The legislation is seen as critical to ensuring the harbor deepening project remains on track and Charleston Harbor is deepened to 52 feet. Over 60 percent of the weekly vessel calls in Charleston are now the larger […]

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Fair three weeks away, organizers excited

This year’s SC Foothills Heritage Fair is fewer than three weeks away, but organizers are sensing the excitement.  The dates for this year’s fair are Monday through Saturday, October 3-8, off highway 123 between Seneca and Westminster.  The week long event starts with a farmers’ appreciation dinner Monday night, October 3, sponsored by the Farm Bureau.  All area farmers are […]

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Rare Oconee summer–no drownings

Only a few weeks, at best, are left in what can be considered the outdoor swimming season in Oconee County. And, so far, there have been no drownings. According to Karl Addis, Oconee county coroner, it’s a rare summer that passes without a drowning in one of the county’s numerous ponds, lakes, and rivers. There was an incident at Stamp […]

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Duncan announces a 50th co-sponsor

Rep. Jeff Duncan says he has a 50th cosponsor for a resolution  to allow Congress to bring suit against the Obama administration should the President move Guantanamo Bay terrorists to the U-S mainland. That 50th co-sponsor is Duncan’s fellow Republican Rep. Michael Burgess of Texas.   Duncan issued this statement:  “This is an important marker of support for the rule of law. […]

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Seneca ready to make the deal!

The framework is in place for Seneca to acquire a large building and property as part of the push to bring new life to the downtown.  At last night’s meeting, the city council gave Mayor Dan Alexander the authority to sign the papers for a new corporation whose first action is to be the purchase of the former Hometown Food […]

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Lake Hartwell Water Plant contractor selected

A Greenville contractor has been chosen to build Pioneer Rural Water District’s first treatment plant.  On the recommendation of Pioneer’s engineering consultants, the board of directors approved the Harper Corporation’s low bid of $17,050,000 to construct the 2.5 MGD plant at the Golden Corner Commerce Park, with an intake at nearby Lake Hartwell.  Chuck Joye of the company Design South […]

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