New deputy an award winner

A new Oconee deputy sheriff graduated from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy and the Basic Law Enforcement Program.  Deputy Garrett Bare also received the J-P Strom Award, given to the graduate who achieves the highest overall academic average, including the successful completion of all performance tests.  Bare was hired by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office June 4, but had served […]

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Someone is calling and impersonating a law officer

In a few days’ time, Oconee deputies counted four instances of someone using the telephone to demand money from an unsuspecting public.  The scammer, purporting to be a deputy sheriff, demands money to cover fines for bogus federal warrants.  No individual called lost money.  In each instance, the caller demands the money be placed on a pre-paid card.  In another […]

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John Dalton Wilson, Jr.

John Dalton Wilson, Jr., 85, of 511 Burnt Tanyard Road, West Union died Sunday at his home.  He was the husband of Eula Cecile Belle Shead Wilson.  The funeral will be 11 am Wednesday at North Walhalla Church of God with burial to follow in Heritage Memorial Gardens.  The family receives friends from 6-8 pm Tuesday at Davenport Funeral Home. […]

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Eula Vaughn

Eula Vaughn, 90, of West Union died Monday at Pruitt Healthcare of Six Mile.  The funeral will be 2 pm Wednesday from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family receives friends from 1-2 pm, prior to the service at Sandifer Funeral Home.  Entombment follows in Oconee Memorial Park Mausoleum.  Family members are at their homes.  In place of flowers, […]

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Tammy Owens

Tammy Owens died Monday.  A memorial service will be held from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home at 4 pm Friday.  Flowers accepted.  Memorials may be directed to Dot’s Soup Kitch or Westminster Church of God Youth Fund.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.  Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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A 101.7/WGOG NEWS correction

101.7/WGOG NEWS incorrectly reported that Joel Ward is one of the Seneca councilmen whose term is expiring next year.  Ward was re-elected to a four-year term two years ago, and he is one of the holdovers going into the March 8 election.  Dana Moore’s seat is expiring and he, like the other incumbents, is eligible to seek re-election.

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Pre-trial proceeding in bank case

A former Oconee banker has received legal advice against responding to interrogatories in a civil lawsuit awaiting trial.  But this afternoon the attorney who represents Ben Hiott told a judge that he believes there are some questions his client will respond to in the pre-trial stage, and Judge Lawton McIntosh said defense lawyer Daryl Hawkins should be given time to  […]

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Four takers on day one

By late afternoon, four men had officially entered the Seneca March 8 election.  Dan Alexander is a candidate for a new four-year term as mayor.  Al Gaines, Anthony Smith and Ronnie O’Kelley signed up to run as incumbents for city council.  In all, four council seats are up next year.  Filing opened today for a two-week period.

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Grant to buy culinary arts equipment

A charitable foundation is providing funds to Oconee’s Hamilton Career Center to buy needed equipment for the culinary arts program.  The kitchen at the career center has six blenders and six mixers, but the 82 students enrolled there must share.  But $40 thousand approved by the Pete and Sally Smith Foundation will be used to fill needs.  Last spring Jennifer […]

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