Eva Owens

Westminster- Eva Hazel Bolt Owens, 91, widow of the late Estis “Tut” Melvin Owens, 358 Cobb Bridge Road, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2016 at her residence.  A funeral service will be held at 11 am, Sunday, July 3, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive […]

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There is no Oconee deputy named Mark Richardson

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is issuing an alert today on an officer scam. A deputy with the Sheriff’s Office spoke with a victim by phone on Monday of this week in regards to the victim receiving a phone call from a man claiming to be Deputy Mark Richardson.  The man purported to be a deputy and told the victim that […]

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William Clifton Lyles

  Seneca – William Clifton Lyles, 88, widower of the late Elizabeth “Lib” Smith Lyles, 205 Bud Nalley Drive, passed away, Thursday, June 30, 2016.  A funeral service will be held at 2:30 pm, Sunday, July 3, 2016 at Seneca Baptist Church.  Entombment will follow in Oconee Memorial Park Mausoleum.  The family will receive friends from 1:30 – 2:30 pm […]

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What do you have planned for the 4th?

Expect the lakes and other recreation spots to be full during the July 4 weekend.  There are several events associated with recognition of the birth of the U-S.  They include activities for kids, music and fireworks 6:30 to 10 o’clock Sunday evening in Walhalla. Seneca is planning a July 4th celebration at Gignilliat Field, with the Catalinas to entertain.   Salem […]

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July 4 closings

All Oconee County solid waste facilities will be closed Monday. Tri-County Technical College will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.   College offices will re-open Tuesday, July 5, at 8 a.m.  

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Extra officers on duty during 4th of July weekend

Extra officers will be on duty to help the Oconee Sheriff’s Office ensure that the holiday weekend is safe for everyone.  “The Sheriff’s Office will have our dispatch fully staffed and ready to accept calls for service as we do every day of the year,” says Sheriff Mike Crenshaw.  “If someone needs our deputies to respond to their location to […]

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Developer dismissed as defendant in civil case

One of the defendants in a civil lawsuit alleging negligence at an apartment complex near Clemson University has been dismissed from the case.  An order signed this week by 10th Circuit Judge Scott Sprouse dismisses realtor/developer Tom Winkopp as one of four defendants named in a suit filed for Theodore Padussis, a Maryland resident, who lived at the High Pointe […]

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Mega Millions drawing

With no winner, the Mega Millions jackpot climbed to $415 million for today’s draw.  According to the South Carolina Education Lottery, it has been almost three years since Mega Million has reached the $415 million mark.  In last night’s drawing, South Carolinians won prizes ranging from $1 dollar to $5 thousand.  To win the jackpot, however, a South Carolinian had […]

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