Clemson part of Google college expeditions virtual reality

Clemson University is one of the featured participants in Google’s Expeditions Pioneer Program.  First Lady Michelle Obama yesterday unveiled the virtual reality project that is to enable children in schools across the world to visit colleges and universities without stepping foot on the campuses.  Clemson is the first university in South Carolina invited to participate.  The virtual reality experience can […]

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Charles Afton Weaver, Sr.

Charles Afton Weaver, Sr., 90, of 100 Michelle Lane, Seneca died Wednesday at his home. He was the widower of Norma Jean Weaver.  The funeral will be 2:30 pm Saturday at the Senec a Church of God of Prophecy, 1016 Overbrook Drive, Seneca, SC  29678. Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.  Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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John Henry Cannon

John Henry Cannon, 61, native of Salem, died Wednesday.  He was the husband of Patsy Blackwell Cannon.  The funeral will be 11 am Saturday at Keowee Falls Church of God.  The body will be at the home, where the family receives friends.  Burial will be in the Cannon-Martin Family Cemetery at the old Cannon Homeplace.  Condolences may be sent to […]

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Rev. Hoyt Stephens

Rev. Hoyt Franklin Stephens, 81, died Wednesday at Morningside Assisted Living in Seneca. He was the widower of Evelyn Frady Stephens.  The funeral will be 1 pm Friday from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Entombment follows in Heritage Memorial Gardens. Family members are at their homes.  In place of flowers, donations may be made to Pruitt Hospice, 102 East […]

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Judge orders gambling machines destroyed

Magistrate Blake Norton ruled this month that three video game machines in Seneca meet the state’s definition of gambling machines and, pending an appeal period, has ordered their destruction.  The machines were seized by the state Law Enforcement Division January 12 at Seneca Lanes on the 123 By-Pass and brought to the magistrate’s office in Walhalla for his examination.  The […]

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West Union gets a candidate

The town of West Union has a candidate for its 2016 election.  Main Street resident David Scealf qualified yesterday with the office of Oconee Registration and Elections to run for one of four available council seats in the April 5 election.   The filing deadline to run for mayor and council is one week from today—noon Friday, February 5.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Fraud case, so far, leads to one arrest

Two Georgia residents have been implicated in fraudulent financial transaction crimes last summer in Oconee County.  One of the two persons was arrested Wednesday in Spartanburg, and the Oconee Sheriff’s Office has issued an alert for the second.  Auburn, Georgia resident Alexander Kenneth Abbott is accused of criminally receiving goods after a complaint that fraudulent charges were made August 5 […]

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Thinking out loud about the chances for Michelin

The next few weeks are likely to dictate the fate for Michelin’s purchase-option arrangement with Oconee’s Golden Corner Commerce Park at Fair Play.  The purchase-option expires in a few weeks, and county officials expect to hear—one way or the other—whether the Michelin company will follow through with a commitment to build a distribution center. Richard Blackwell, chief economic recruiter for […]

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