Changes planned for school visits

At their meeting today, Oconee school trustees will consider changes to their policy covering school visitors.  Here’s part of what’s proposed, while the board welcomes and encourages interest in education programs and other school-related activities, no longer will the following sentence be part of its public visitors’ policy:  “The board encourages parents/legal guardians and other citizens of the district to […]

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Trayvon Martin’s mother to speak at Clemson

Keynote speaker for this year’s commemorative service as part of the Clemson’s MLK Celebration will be Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin.  Since the death of her son, Fulton has dedicated her life to transforming her family’s tragedy into social change.  The service takes place 6 o’clock Tuesday night, January 19 in the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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City Council meeting tomorrow night

Seneca City Council holds its January regular meeting at 6 tomorrow night at City Hall, with bus service-related matters part of the agenda.  The council will be asked to approve a contract to book the featured act for this year’s Seneca Fest.  The soul group Temptations were recently identified as the city’s first choice.  Personnel and legal matters are expected […]

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Coats for Kids a success!

Employees of the 10th Circuit Solicitor’s Office realized on Saturday there is no shortage for those in need of a coat for the winter time.  From tables set up beside the Bi-Lo at Keowee Village Shopping Center, Solicitor’s Office employees disbursed donated clothes to children of all sizes.  But it was just not kids who benefited.  Some adult coats were […]

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If you are driving in the Pendleton area

Road work continues today  on US 76, the Clemson Hwy, in Anderson County Between LaFrance Rd and W Queen St ., men and equipment are working in a lane closure patching the road.  Drivers should pay attention to warning signs, flagmen, men and equipment.  If possible, take an alternate route.  Use caution and slow speed when traveling through the work […]

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Frances Carrie Galloway Burrell

Frances Carrie Galloway Burrell, 71, of 227 South Abbott Road, Walhalla died Saturday at Pruitt Healthcare.  She was the wife of Charles Burrell.  Graveside services will be 11 am Monday at Oconee Memorial Park.  Flowers accepted.  Family members are at their homes. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.davenportfuneralhome.com. Davenport Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Maranda Hamby

Maranda Nicole Hamby, 26, of 609 Glenn Ferry Road, Fair Play died Friday at her home. Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandferfuneralhome.com.  Sandifer Funeral; Home is assisting the family. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Gail Holden

Theresa Gail Holden, 59, of Sunshine Circle, Apt. 32, Westminster died Friday at Oconee Memorial Hospital.  A memorial service will be 2 pm Sunday at from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family receives friends after the service at the funeral home.  In place of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Foothills, Attn:  Foundation Office, 298 […]

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Fire at manufacturing plant

A fire has been extinguished inside the Oconee manufacturing plant of Johnson Controls near Seneca.  West Union Fire Department reports the fire around 9:15 this morning damaged ducts in the air handling system.  Work at the battery plant remained halted for about two hours as smoke was removed. Normal operations were expected to resume in quick order. No one was […]

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Coats for Kids this afternoon!

If you are an Oconee County child and in need of a coat for winter 2016, you can pick one up at NO charge this afternoon at the Keowee Village Shopping Center near Seneca.  For a couple of more hours, coats are being distributed in front of the Bi-Lo by employees of the 10th Circuit Solicitor’s Office.  Rosemary Littleton, spokeswoman […]

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