A walk-thru the new jail

Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says he will be accompanied Wednesday by Scott Moulder, the Oconee County Administrator, on a walk-thru of the new jail.  They’ll be looking for anything that should go on the contractor’s punch list, a list of remaining things to do, before the new jail is opened.  The opening is targeted for next month.  This walk-thru will be […]

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Gun control not the answer, candidate says

Republican candidate Mike Huckabee, as he arrived for a campaign appearance in Seneca, said gun control is not the answer when it comes to stopping deranged individuals from getting guns and shooting others. “The sad thing is that ultimately you can never stop everybody from doing something horrible,” Huckabee said as he expounded on his views that gun control isn’t […]

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Clifford Ricketts

Clifford Andrew Ricketts, 68, of 195 Deer Ridge, Seneca died Friday, July 3 at his home. He was the husband of Rita Whitworth Ricketts. A memorial service will be 2 p-m Saturday from the chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. The family receives friends from 1-2 p-m, prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials in […]

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Benefit for police officer’s daughter

The Clemson police host a car wash this week to support an officer’s family. The three-year old daughter of officer Shaw has undergone recent cancersurgery, and the money raised will help the family with expenses. The girl will soon start chemotherapy. The car wash will run Friday from 9 a-m to 3 p-m. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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A boost to advancing leadership in diversity

In the days immediately following the tragic shootings in Charleston, S.C., many individuals and organizations asked the question: “What can we do to help?” More than 4,000 Duke Energy employees and thousands of retirees in South Carolina asked the same of themselves, and their company.  Duke’s leaders engaged in conversations with stakeholders across the state to identify where the company […]

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Huckabee’s the first!

Realtor Devoe Blackston, attorney Herb Morgan, and radio announcer Jim Bohannon were among the first Oconeeans to welcome Mike Huckabee to the county today, as the first candidate for President to visit Oconee from among a growing number of Republicans running for President. Not a space was available in the parking lot of Seneca Family Restaurant and others who crowded […]

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William (Bill) Green

William (Bill) Green, 85, died Sunday at Country Care Assisted Living of Fair Play. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Country Care Assisted Living-Memory Care, 207 Farm House Lane, Fair Play, SC 29643. The family would like to thank the staff of Country Care and Pruitt-Health Hospice for their love, concern and work […]

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Sandifer on what to about the flag

Seneca’s representative in the South Carolina House likely spent the weekend mulling over the position he’ll take this week on what to about the Confederate flag. Bill Sandifer and the rest of his colleagues head back to the capital city and, reports speculate, a vote on the flag could come by Thursday. Interviewed last week, Sandifer responded to our question […]

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This rodent wanted outta here!

Where did you spend the eve of July 4? If you were one particular squirrel at Clemson you apparently spent it inside a trash can in front of a fast food restaurant. When an un-suspecting maintenance guy lifted the lid to that trash can, out-jumped the squirrel. The maintenance guy shrieked an expletive deleted, and then profusely apologized to a […]

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Weekend fire near Westminster

Fire started in a trailer home near Westminster and spread to a camper. No one reported hurt in the early Saturday morning fire on the Johnny Cox Road near U-S 76. The fire occurred inside the Westminster Fire District, and fire fighters were on the scene from 4 to approximately 8 a-m. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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