Officeholder to bid for new term

Early next year Oconeeans who want to be involved in the 2016 election process will have decisions and deadlines to meet.   For those who want the nomination of the party of their choice, candidate qualifying will start in mid March.  County Clerk of Court Beverly Whitfield, a Republican, told 101.7/WGOG NEWS she will be a candidate next year for re-election.  […]

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Salem resident adoption winner

Salem resident Jane Finfrock will make a new home for the offspring of a cow that witnessed its mother’s death in a traffic accident.  Finfrock was the winning applicant of 150 submitted to the Oconee Animal Shelter.  The only cost associated is a $200 dollar adoption fee.  Before the adoption is completed, Animal Control officers will check the Salem resident’s […]

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Dollar General denied zoning exception

Unless there’s an appeal to the circuit court, there will be no Dollar General at a 4-way stop intersection in rural Oconee.  The final vote taken last night by the county Board of Zoning Appeals denied a Woodruff-based development company the special exception that it needed to build a 9,100 square foot Dollar General at Ebenezer Road and SC 188/the […]

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Kevin Eugene Fretwell

Kevin Eugene Fretwell, 48m of 315 Rose Drive, West Union died Friday at his home.  He was the husband of Essie Darlene Fretwell.  A memorial service will be held.  In place of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK  73123.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.davenportfuneralhome.com.  Davenport […]

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James “Jim” Roach

James Roach, 80, of Powedersville Road, Easley died Wednesday at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  He was the husband of Gloria Carron Roach.  The funeral will be 2 pm Saturday from the chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial follows in First Baptist Memorial Park of Westminster.  The family receives friends from 1-2 pm Saturday at Sandifer Funeral Home prior to the service. […]

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Charles Bright

Charles Albert Bright, 85, of 156 Carson Road, Seneca died Thursday at the Cottingham Hospice house.  He was the husband of Mary Lois Landreth Bright.  The funeral will be 11 a-m Saturday from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial follows in Oconee Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 6-8 pm Friday at Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family is […]

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Serious highway 24 accident

A section of South Carolina 24 in the Crossroads-Oakway area reopened to traffic last night after a three-vehicle accident about six hours earlier. Charlie King, Oconee fire chief, said the accident involved two SUVs and a dump truck, and two of the vehicles caught fire. Three people were taken to the hospital. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Scammers at work 24/7/365

Unscrupulous individuals who use the telephone to try to cheat the law-abiding public out of their money are working around the clock.  And Jimmy Watt of the Oconee Sheriff’s Office says that means scammers are plying their illegal craft 24/7/365, and the public must stand on guard.  Watt, the public information officer, appealed today to the media for ideas on […]

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