New political candidates emerge

New political candidates are emerging as the deadline to run in this year’s primaries draws closer.  Westminster contractor John Dalen has made it a three-way contest for Seat Four, Oconee County Council, joining incumbent Joel Thrift and newcomer Julian Davis III in the Republicans’ June primary.  Bill Bledsoe, as a Libertarian and Constitution candidate, is running for the U-S Senate […]

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Emergency drill next month

Oconee County public safety responders will gather en masse next month for an annual drill in Seneca.  The occasion will be the Joint Regional Sewer Authority’s annual emergency drill at the county’s Coneross Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant on the Return Church Road.  The drill takes place 10:30 Saturday morning, April 16.

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Slight drop in Oconee jobless rate

The second month of 2016 saw a slight decrease in the jobless rate across Oconee County.  The state reports a February unemployment rate in Oconee of 5.8%—compared with 5.9% in January.  Out of a 35 thousand member workforce, the state Department of Employment and Workforce counted 33 thousand Oconeeans gainfully employed.  The jobless percentage statewide for February was 5.5.  The […]

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Richard Gamuel Greene

  Newry, SC — Richard Gamuel Greene, 72, husband of Linda Gail Chambers Greene, of 344 South Ave., Newry passed away Friday, 25, 2016.Memorial service will held at 11:00 AM on Monday, March 28, 2016 at the Davenport Funeral Home Chapel. Flowers are accepted. The family is at the home.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.davenportfuneralhome.com. […]

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Thelma Jean Sikora

Thelma Jean Riggs Sikora, 80, of 158 Courtney Dr., Walhalla passed away Friday March 25, 2016 at Oconee Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P. M. on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at the Eternal Shepard Lutheran Church with entombment in the Oconee Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM on Tuesday, […]

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DHEC extends a Seneca deadline

  A couple more months will be required before Seneca cleans up a dump site, to the satisfaction of state regulators.  Instead of March 25, Seneca now has until May 25 to remediate an area behind the Gignilliat Community Center bordering N. Pine Street.  A phone call by a concerned resident led to the intervention of the state Department of […]

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TV to air story on case of strangled Clemson student

  A nationally-syndicated TV show is getting set to air the unsolved case of a Clemson student whose body was found 19 years ago in a cove of Lake Hartwell in Oconee County.  A correspondent for “Crime Watch Daily, Jason Mattera, interviewed investigator Greg Reed where Stacey Brooke Holsonback’s body was discovered.  The TV crew also interviewed the Holsonback family. […]

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Frances Annette Ballard Sandifer

Westminster – Frances Annette Ballard Sandifer, wife of Cecil T. Sandifer, Sr. co-founders of Sandifer Funeral Home, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, March 24, 2016. Married for over 74 years, Frances and Cecil were both reared at Connie Maxwell Children’s Home in Greenwood, S.C where they met and were childhood sweethearts. Frances was always appreciative of Connie […]

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