Telephone scams alive and well in Oconee!

  Oconeeans who’ve been picking up their telephones are hearing individuals on the other end claim they are law enforcement and warn that jury duty has been missed or they face outstanding tickets and warrants.  It’s a scam, says Jimmy Watt, public information officer for the Sheriff’s Office.  The scammers are trying to separate you from your money.  A caller […]

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An earlier start to secure next year’s teachers

  The personnel director for Oconee public schools is making an earlier start to find enough teachers for the next school year—in 2017-18.  Earnestine Williams said she is recruiting new teachers and making an early start to secure commitments from existing teachers that they will sign new contracts.  Teachers now have a few extra weeks to make their decisions.  The […]

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No discernible fire spread

Trace amounts of rain overnight added to the already wet conditions and prevented any discernible spread of the Pinnacle Mountain fire and any significant firefighting efforts. Division supervisors are scouting the perimeter of the containment area this morning, but for the second straight day, crews are not being dispatched to the lines of concern for safety. Wet roads, slick terrain […]

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Report on asbestos removal sent to DHEC

  A report on the recently removed asbestos on Seneca’s Kellett property has been sent by the city to the state Department of Health and Environmental Control, and utilities director Bob Faires says the city has been told the report will be filed and to expect no further followup from the health authorities.  The city hired a company to remove […]

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Doris Sanford

Westminster – Doris Masters Sanford, 81, widow of the late Coax Arnold Sanford, Jr., 201 N. Pew Street, passed away Monday, November 28, 2016 at her residence. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Wednesday, November 30, 2016 from the chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  A private graveside will follow. The family will receive friends from 1-2 prior […]

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Jeffrey James

Mt. Rest – Jeffrey Scott James, 50, of 175 Bonner Road, passed away, Saturday, November 26, 2016. A funeral service will be held 7 pm, Wednesday, November 30, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 5-7 prior to the service at Sandifer Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made C/O […]

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