Survey on single county-wide chamber

Members of the Oconee Chamber of Commerce at Seneca are being asked to weigh-in on a survey to gauge opinion on whether there should be a single, county-wide chamber of commerce.  Ed Halbig, chairman of the chamber board, invites chamber members to take the computer survey posing four questions.  One of those questions seeks opinion on what to call a […]

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Car accident last night on the Sandifer Boulevard

Oconee Sheriff’s Office was alerted shortly after 8:15 last night to a two-car accident on the Sandifer Boulevard—believed to be in the vicinity of Schneider Electric.  Injuries were reported, and the state patrol was sent to the scene.  There is no immediate word available to us from troopers about the accident and we’ve been unable to confirm talk of the […]

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Politicians fan out across Oconee

Candidates will make their case for vote support during political forums tomorrow in Oconee County.  The first will be at 4:30 tomorrow afternoon at Keowee Key and will feature the candidates for Solicitor.  County Council candidates in two contests, Seat Four and Seat Five, have a date at 6:30 tomorrow night at the Westminster Music Hall.  The public is invited […]

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Freel lunch for kids this summer!

Without free or reduced-price meals at school, some Oconee children face a summer of hunger.  A program of the county school district and the public libraries will counteract that this summer. Three library branches will serve free meals this summer to children, courtesy of the school district’s food services department.  The summer meal schedule runs week days until July 29, with […]

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Rosa Lee Shead Jefferson

West Union, SC— Rosa Lee Shead Jefferson, 85, wife of the late James Derrill Jefferson, of 118 Galleon Court, West Union, passed away Monday, June 6, 2016, at her home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Thursday, June 9, 2016, at the Davenport Funeral Home Chapel burial will follow at Oconee Memorial Park.The family will receive friends from […]

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Candidates throw some jabs

The men competing to be the next chief criminal prosecutor in Oconee and Anderson are bidding for a job that offers an entry level salary of $137 thousand a year.  Last night in Walhalla one issue is whether it’s a good thing for two of the candidates to have quit their jobs to run for the office.  Wilson Burr said […]

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Seneca to attack Zika carrier

Seneca will place its men and equipment on the front line tonight to try to eradicate the mosquito type that is a potential carrier of the Zika virus.  The city has scheduled mosquito spraying on one part of the city, the north side, starting at 8:30 tonight, weather permitting.  The south side is to be sprayed tomorrow night.  Out of […]

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Walhalla downtown block too narrow for parking?

At their meeting table, Walhalla City Council talked about the possibility last night of eliminating street-side parking on one block of a downtown street for reasons of safety. But before doing that, they will first talk to merchants who would be affected and the DOT, which maintains the street.  The block in question is S. Catherine Street, between Main and […]

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Solicitor candidates in front of Walhalla audience

  In their first three months on the job, each of the three men running for Solicitor indicates he will bring change.  With a week of campaigning left, candidates Wilson Burr, Rame Campbell, and David Wagner took part in a chamber of commerce forum that drew about 45 people last night to the Walhalla Civic Auditorium.  The question, from the […]

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