Telisa Hilley

Seneca – Telisa Whitner Hilley, 52, wife of Keith Allen Hilley, 101 Carson Road, passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. A graveside service will be held 2 pm, Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Heritage Memorial Gardens. The family is at their respective homes.  Flowers are accepted of memorials may be made C/O Hospice of the Foothills, […]

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North Carolinian jailed in Westminster carjacking

A young North Carolinian has been placed in Oconee County jail, as part of a cross-jurisdiction investigation of a carjacking this week in Westminster.  The Sheriff’s Office today announced the following charges against 19-year old Luisito Alexander Bonilla-Rodriguez:  carjacking, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, and armed robbery.  By 11 this morning, Bonilla-Rodriguez remained in […]

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Oconee attains reduction in uninsured health insuraned population

A non-profit organization that strives to help solve economic challenges faced by South Carolinians believes that, in spite of its short fallings, the country’s health insurance law has made a measurable difference in the state and in Oconee County.  The Palmetto Project’s Shelli Quenga this morning provided updated numbers from the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, to indicate that […]

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Lillian Nuttall is an advocate for agriculture

A 16-year old West-Oak High student will take on the role as an advocate of agriculture through her appointment to a national advisory council.  The Oconee School District has announced that Lillian Nuttall, as a member of the Agrisafe Young Advisors Council, will represent health and safety professionals who strive to reduce health disparities in the agricultural community. The group […]

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Fire protection tio be taught tonight at State Park

The South Carolina Forestry Commission  holds a “Firewise” meeting at 6:30 tonight at Oconee State Park to help the  community learn more about protecting their homes from wildfire and how controlled burns can help. Firefighter professionals will lead tonite’s program and discuss how to prepare structures and landscapes to resist wildfire, especially in  drought conditions; the best ways to evacuate […]

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Seneca Middle schooler earns spot in national choir

An 8th grader at Seneca Middle School has reached un-precedented heights for his school and district.  Sterling Hamilton was recently named to the national middle school honor choir. Sterling is one of just 75 tenors nationwide and one of only 300 middle school students total to earn the honor through a rigorous audition. The 2017 National ACDA Middle School Honor […]

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Betty Ann Biggs Musielak

Seneca, SC— Betty Ann Biggs Musielak, 90, wife of Theodore Alexander Musielak, of 515 Benton Street, Seneca, passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. A private graveside service will be conducted Saturday, December 10, 2016. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to, Oconee Hospice […]

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