South Carolina’s early voting is absentee

Unlike some states, South Carolina does not offer early voting. But there is a way to beat the rush on Election Day. If you qualify, you can vote absentee. Some of the common qualifications to vote absentee are persons 65 and older, physically disabled persons, and those who plan to be on vacation on Election Day. The state Election Commission […]

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Buoys on the lake and drough update

An issue front and center on the minds of lake users is the removal of what the state deems illegal buoys. And that issue will leadoff a public meeting at 6:30 Thursday night at Duke’s World of Energy. FOLKS—Friends of Lake Keowee—has made arrangements to present two officers of South Carolina DNR to explain why some buoys have been removed […]

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Oconee Veterans Council receives donation

  A $1 thousand donation has been made to the Oconee Veterans Council by Chapter #748 Military Order of the Purple Heart in Oconee County. Jerry Dyar, public information officer for the Veterans Council, says, “These guys have been helping financially distressed veterans and their families through our organization for a number of years. With the coming holidays, we all realize […]

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A seat reserved for Oconee

Oconee will have a voice on the regional board of trustees that makes policy decisions for the Greenville Health System.  Hunter Kome, president of the Oconee Medical Campus, announced last night that the process is underway.  Oconeeans may submit their names for consideration.  One GHS seat is reserved for an Oconee resident; a second seat will go to someone who […]

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Fall back one hour

Turn those wrist watches and clocks back one hour starting this weekend. Early Sunday morning Daylight Saving Time will end for another year. A good way to keep up with the time change is to turn clocks back an hour before going to bed Saturday night and you’ll be on time when you awake Sunday morning.

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A last push before voting day

About 40 people turned out in Seneca last night for the Oconee Chamber of Commerce’s last public information meeting on the sales tax referendum in front of election day next week. It gave supporters of a 1-cent tax to pay for 10 projects a chance to make a pitch to the voters. One of them was Danny Day, the chairman […]

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Hunter Kome describes the change

Hunter Kome used the phrase “exceptionally well” to desibe the first month for Oconee Memorial Hospital as part of the Greenville Health System. Kome, newly-titled as president of the Oconee Medical Campus, addressed the local hospital board last night and outlined a couple of important accomplishments that have occurred since October 1. One is something whose importance Kome said cannot […]

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Bear hunters “got turned around”

At dark last night, four or five bear hunters became lost near Seneca, but were found after about one hour of searching. Oconee County ordered a search and rescue operation beginning about 9 o’clock last night on highway 130 in the vicinity of Lake Jocassee and the Bad Creek hydro plant. A spokesman said the hunters lost their bearings, but […]

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Ebola news conference today

Greenville Health System, of which Oconee Memorial Hospital now belongs, will outline its response plan to the infectious and deadly disease Ebola during a news conference this afternoon in Greenville. Ebola was to have been addressed by Oconee Memorial’s Pat Smith during last night’s meeting of the local hospital board, but Campus President Hunter Kome says the item was deleted […]

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Gravel section of county road and to be closed

The Oconee Roads and Bridges Department will temporarily close the gravel part of Brown Farm Road near Seneca during the daylight hours next week for a topographic survey. The affected stretch of the Brown Farm Road connects the Steve Nix and the Armstrong roads. The work is to begin Monday, with Friday the anticipated finish date. For those who travel […]

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