Fire displaces Pickens family from their home

Two adults and a child were displaced from their Pickens home late Saturday afternoon.  The fire on Brandy Lane destroyed the home.  The Red Cross provided the family the immediate needs of temporary lodging, food, clothing and comfort kits of personal hygiene items.  To help neighbors who have been affected by home fires, as well as other disasters, become a […]

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Ray Cannon

James Ray Cannon, 82, of 649 BRC Drive, West Union died Saturday at AnMed in Anderson.  He was the husband of Bobbie Powell Cannon.  The funeral will be 2 pm Tuesday at Davenport Funeral Home with burial to follow in Oconee Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 1-2 pm Tuesday at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers accepted. Memorials may be […]

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Dora Elizabeth Duncan Harrison

Seneca, SC — Dora Elizabeth Duncan Harrison, 97, wife of the late Alvin Lee Harrison, of 355 Stamp Creek Landing Rd., Seneca passed away Friday, July 29, 2016 at Country Care of Fair Play. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, August 1, 2016 at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with the committal service to be held at […]

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Cash Johnson

West Union, SC— Cash Johnson, 7, of 114 Crystal Falls Rd, West Union, SC, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016, at Cannon Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 PM, Monday, August 1, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Sunday, July 31, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, […]

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National Heatstroke Prevention Day is Sunday

The nationwide recognition of National Heatstroke Prevention Day is Sunday, and the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office and Safe Kids Upstate are partnering to remind everyone about hot vehicles and the dangers of children being trapped inside. So far as of today, there have been 23 reported deaths in the United States of children who have died in hot vehicles,” according […]

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Addressing Oconee’s sub-standard bridges

A state lawmaker makes a prediction as to when all of Oconee’s sub-standard, load-restricted bridges will be repaired.  As soon as 10 years, Senator Thomas Alexander predicted during a speaking appearance this week in Westminster.  Alexander says he bases his prediction on the bond money that the state is turning to for work on the state’s roads and bridges.  Meantime, […]

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New legal team for ex-Clemson University officer

Eric Bland and Ronnie Richter, the Columbia lawyers who represented the estate of Zachary Hammond of Seneca, are now co-counsel for a former Clemson University employee. In a civil court filing Eugene Troutman, former executive secretary for the board of trustees, alleges malicious prosecution by James Barker, while Clemson president, and others for allegedly causing Troutman to be criminally charged […]

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Four in the fray

  Latest report shows four Oconeeans are entered in the November election for county school board of trustees.  They are District Two candidates Joe Rukat and Steven Moore, District Four candidate Denise McCormick, and District Five candidate Buddy Herring.  Qualifying for the three seats remains open until August 11.

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County leaders at statewide meeting

Members of the county councils in both Oconee and Pickens are away this week, attending a statewide meeting on Hilton Head Island.  The South Carolina Association of Counties is holding its annual conference and continuing education sessions.  Four Pickens County Council members are attending and it’s believed a similar number are attending from Oconee.  The office of the clerk to […]

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