Trump carries Oconee

  Republican voters in Oconee showed their preference tonight for Donald Trump.  They gave the New Yorker a little more than 28 and a quarter percent of the 15,674 votes cast countywide.  Trump’s unofficial winning total:  4,424 votes.  He led most of the night.  Finishing second:  Marco Rubio, with 25.59% and Ted Cruz third at 20.23%.  Trump carried most of […]

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“Legal Matter – Water Plant”

The agenda for special meeting of Seneca City Council calls for the elected leaders to go behind closed doors for “Legal Matter – Water Plant.”  Greg Dietterick, city administrator, told reporters Thursday he wants to speak to the mayor and council about the complaint he received of a cross embedded into the stonework at the re-built water plant.  The cross […]

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J-Harold Thomas Sr.

J-Harold Thomas, Sr., 80, husband of the late Gloria Beth Whitworth Thomas, of 375 Earlstead Dr., Walhalla, SC, passed away on Friday, February 19, 2016 at his residence. The funeral will be 4 pm Monday at College Street Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:30 PM, on Sunday, February 21, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home. Flowers are accepted, or […]

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Pick up truck stolen near Clemson

The theft of a $39 thousand pickup Monday near Clemson is a case for which the Oconee Sheriff’s Office requests the public’s help.  And, if you can provide the information that leads to the whereabouts of the vehicle you can qualify for a reward from Oconee Crime Stoppers.  The owner told a deputy that early Monday afternoon his silver 2015 […]

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Norman Dukes to beat the pavement one more time

Norman Dukes, who retires this year as a school resource officer, leaves today on what will be his final walk to benefit the schools of Tamassee-Salem.  He has chosen Tamassee-Salem Elementary to benefit from the money he collects as pledges toward what he says will be a walk touching on historic events.  Dukes leaves from the school today on his […]

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Absentee voting announcement

The office of the state Election Commission made this announcement today regarding those voting absentee in the Republicans’ Presidential primary:  “An online media report in the Columbia market this morning incorrectly stated that voters could return their absentee ballots to their polling places.  This is not true.  Voters must return absentee ballots to the county elections office by 7:00 p.m. […]

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Hart to make new run at Oconee County Council

A land surveyor near Seneca will make a new run this year for a seat on the Oconee County Council.  Glenn Hart, resident of Friendship community, says he will be a Republican candidate for Seat 5, Oconee County Council when candidate qualifying opens next month.  Hart said he’d like a seat on the policy making board of county government for […]

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West-Oak teacher lauded for rare achievement

A deaf/hard of hearing teacher at West-Oak High School earned his National Board Certification, a rare achievement in Kyle Keasler’s specific area of special needs.  Keasler says, “I know what it means to succeed as a deaf man in the hearing world.”  He chose teaching because he wanted to offer students a strong, male role model.  Only about 40% of […]

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Forest land prescribed burn today!

For the eventual benefit of wildlife and tree and plant re-generation, the U-S Forest Service has set a large prescribed burn today in the Long Creek Community of Oconee County.  The plan is to start the burn at 10 o’clock this morning.  According to a spokesman for the Forest Service, the forecast indicates that wind currents will push the smoke […]

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