Why not hold the primaries the same day?

These days Democrats and Republicans agree on little.  In South Carolina, they can’t agree to hold their Presidential Preference primaries on the same day.  But if they did, Oconee election leaders say taxpayers’ money would be saved.  At least three members of the Oconee Registration and Election Commission would welcome same day voting for both parties.  Joy Scharich, director of […]

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Davis seeks a new term

Builder Joel Davis seeks a new term on the board of directors of the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative.  Blue Ridge customers are invited to a meeting 10 o’clock Monday morning, March 7 at the Oconee County headquarters on the Sandifer Boulevard for the purpose of selecting a candidate.  Meeting registration opens at 9:15 and closes promptly at 10.

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Havok Davyd Arcuri

    Havok Davyd Arcuri, infant son of JJ Arcuri and Faith Roach, passed away February 24, 2016. A Funeral Service will be held 2 pm, Monday, February 29, 2016 at Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 1-2 prior at the funeral home. Burial to follow in Heritage Memorial Gardens. A message of condolence can be […]

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Brush and car fires

Car fires near Seneca.  A scrap car burned yesterday behind Lake Keowee Chrysler Dodge.  Corinth-Shiloh Fire Department responded to the call, as well as to another car fire on the border of the Seneca-Corinth-Shiloh district on Brookwood Drive.  Fair Play fire fighters were sent yesterday to a brush fire on Lee Road near Richey Road.

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Clinton tops Oconee vote

Oconee County unofficial results tabulated tonight give Hillary Clinton 1,960 votes or 59.63% of those Oconeeans eligible to have voted today in the state’s Democratic Presidential Preference Primary.  Clinton bested her three ballot opponents.  Placing second was Bernie Sanders with 1,303 votes or 39.64%.  Both Martin O’Malley and Willie Wilson received less than 1% of the votes cast.  From the […]

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Narcs search Seneca home and arrest two


Seneca narcotics agents searched a S. Walnut Street home and arrested a couple.  The police say a search warrant yesterday enabled them to seize marijuana, prescription medicine, drug paraphernalia, and cash money.  Arrested were residents at 507C S. Walnut.  The police say Lawrence and Tonya Barrow are charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of a Schedule II […]

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No findings during nuke plant special investigation

The government watchdog NRC looked into the circumstances for “power cable failures/degradation” of the startup transformers for Units 1 and 3 at the Oconee Nuclear Station.  The special inspection last month resulted in no findings.   Those “failures/degradation” were identified during operator rounds December 7 on Unit 3 and during a Duke Energy review December 15 of Unit 1. According to […]

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Westminster apartment fire


Fire has displaced those living in a duplex apartment unit in Westminster.  This morning’s fire scene is Skyland Drive, where no one was hurt.  Chief Chris Smith says two people lived in the unit where the fire broke out; three others lived in the adjoining unit.  The Westminster Fire Department received a large response of fire fighters and equipment from […]

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Library leaders to consider Salem solution

Oconee library officials are accepting an invitation to have a look at the Tamassee-Salem Middle/High School with the idea of using part of the complex of buildings as the solution to Salem’s library needs.  Danny Day, chairman of the library board of trustees, says his board has accepted an invitation from the Town of Salem and the Oconee School District […]

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