Dollar General denied zoning exception

Unless there’s an appeal to the circuit court, there will be no Dollar General at a 4-way stop intersection in rural Oconee.  The final vote taken last night by the county Board of Zoning Appeals denied a Woodruff-based development company the special exception that it needed to build a 9,100 square foot Dollar General at Ebenezer Road and SC 188/the […]

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Kevin Eugene Fretwell

Kevin Eugene Fretwell, 48m of 315 Rose Drive, West Union died Friday at his home.  He was the husband of Essie Darlene Fretwell.  A memorial service will be held.  In place of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK  73123.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.davenportfuneralhome.com.  Davenport […]

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James “Jim” Roach

James Roach, 80, of Powedersville Road, Easley died Wednesday at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  He was the husband of Gloria Carron Roach.  The funeral will be 2 pm Saturday from the chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial follows in First Baptist Memorial Park of Westminster.  The family receives friends from 1-2 pm Saturday at Sandifer Funeral Home prior to the service. […]

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Charles Bright

Charles Albert Bright, 85, of 156 Carson Road, Seneca died Thursday at the Cottingham Hospice house.  He was the husband of Mary Lois Landreth Bright.  The funeral will be 11 a-m Saturday from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial follows in Oconee Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 6-8 pm Friday at Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family is […]

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Serious highway 24 accident

A section of South Carolina 24 in the Crossroads-Oakway area reopened to traffic last night after a three-vehicle accident about six hours earlier. Charlie King, Oconee fire chief, said the accident involved two SUVs and a dump truck, and two of the vehicles caught fire. Three people were taken to the hospital. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Scammers at work 24/7/365

Unscrupulous individuals who use the telephone to try to cheat the law-abiding public out of their money are working around the clock.  And Jimmy Watt of the Oconee Sheriff’s Office says that means scammers are plying their illegal craft 24/7/365, and the public must stand on guard.  Watt, the public information officer, appealed today to the media for ideas on […]

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Work on new bridge changes hands

  The Oconee County new bridge project will close a road to thru traffic and require its users to take an alternate route.  Work by the county Roads and Bridges Department on the new Mauldin Mill Road bridge near Seneca begins Monday, December 14 and is estimated to take until March 25 to finish.  The specific part of the Mauldin […]

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Movie theatre changes hands

A deal this week assures that Oconee’s one and only movie theatre remains in the hands of an out of state group.  The North Carolina outfit Ruby Enterprises has sold the Seneca Cinemas to SC Premiere Realty, a Texas liability company.  A deed affidavit, filed with the office of the Oconee Register of Deeds, pegs the purchase price at $1.9 […]

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School Board to receive audit report

How well the Oconee School District handled the millions of dollars it spent for public education during 2014-15 is being tracked by the district’s outside auditor.  And Monday night the school board receives the fiscal year 2015 report from Don Estep, certified public accountant.  Spending for public education has caught the attention of a critic of the school board’s decision […]

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