New-look Oconee County Council in 2017

New leadership is in place for the new-look Oconee Council.  At their organization meeting for 2017, the council last night chose District One’s Emma Cammick as chairperson for the next year.  Julian Davis, the new District Four councilman, was elected vice-chairman.  A second new councilman, Glenn Hart of District Five, will serve as chairman pro-tem.  The changes mean that the […]

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James Harold Fultz

West Union, SC — James Harold Fultz, 52, husband of Melonie Wood Fultz, of 206 Harbor Drive, West Union, passed away Friday, December 30, 2016, at his home. A memorial service will be held at a later date. The family will be at the residence.  Davenport Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.    

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Drivers paying highest pump prices since 2014

The New Year began with increased gas prices reaching today’s national average of $2.34 per gallon. The national average has moved higher for 34 of the past 35 days, according to AAA Carolinas Motor Club, largely due to market reactions to last fall’s OPEC deal. Pump prices increased by five cents on the week, by 18 cents per gallon on […]

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Jerry McBride

    Anderson – Gerald “Jerry” Paul McBride, 62, of 87 Hunters Lane, passed away Monday, January 2, 2017 at Regency Hospital. A graveside service will be held 1 pm, Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Fair Play Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 201 Fair Play Church Road, Fair Play, SC 29643. The family will receive friends following the graveside service. The family […]

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Drug and weapon charges against Fair Play man

Searches made as part of a traffic checkpoint landed a Fair Play man in the Oconee jail. The Sheriff’s Office today announced charges of trafficking crack cocaine and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime against Macarius Shantee Whitfield (right). Deputies at a traffic safety checkpoint early last Friday said they spotted a cracked windshield. According […]

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Lloyd Van Winkle

Seneca – Lloyd “Bud” C. Van Winkle, 75, widower of the late Sandra Lynn Gundlach Van Winkle, passed away Monday, January 2, 2017 at the Cottingham Hospice House.  A graveside service will be held 1 pm, Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Heritage Memorial Gardens with a reception to follow at Lynn Parker’s residence in Westminster. The family is at their […]

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Clemson rental owner to appeal suspension

Clemson City Council will set a date and a time to consider the appeal of a property owner whose right to offer rental housing has been suspended in that city.  The Clemson City Council meets Thursday, and the suspension to allow rental housing at 104 Wigington Street is on the agenda.  Attorney Cheryl Aaron last week formally appeal the suspension […]

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Weekend fire near Seneca

The Red Cross lent assistance to an adult and a child as the result of a weekend fire near Seneca.  Oconee Fire Chief Charlie King said the fire was reported at 2 o’clock Saturday morning underneath a mobile home on the Harbin Lane near the Shiloh Road, inside the Corinth-Shiloh district.  According to King, smoke damage and the need to […]

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