Haley and Graham commend the State Senate

  Governor Haley and Senator Graham have issued statements commending the South Carolina Senate for its 37 to 3 vote to remove the Confederate battle flag from the State House grounds.  Graham said, “The next step is for the South Carolina House of Representatives to act, and I believe they will act in a similarly responsible manner.”  Yesterday a Republican […]

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“Premature to dismiss anybody,” says Larry Brandt

A 10th Circuit judge will take the time to weigh whether to dismiss two Oconee hospital employees from a lawsuit that alleges a dentist and his assistant were improperly fired.  Dr. Robert Strum and his assistant, Betty Morgan, lost their jobs last year, and the two are blaming, among others, OMH’s Jeanne Ward and Heather Goss.  A one-hour pre-trial hearing […]

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Timothy “Tim” Joe Chastie

Timothy “Tim” Joe Chastie, 55, former Westminster resident, died Friday. The funeral will be 2 p-m Wednesday from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. Burial follows in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. The family receives friends from 1 to 2 p-m, prior to the service at Sandifer Funeral Home. The family is at the home of his sister, Peggy Cobb, 521 […]

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A walk-thru the new jail

Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says he will be accompanied Wednesday by Scott Moulder, the Oconee County Administrator, on a walk-thru of the new jail.  They’ll be looking for anything that should go on the contractor’s punch list, a list of remaining things to do, before the new jail is opened.  The opening is targeted for next month.  This walk-thru will be […]

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Gun control not the answer, candidate says

Republican candidate Mike Huckabee, as he arrived for a campaign appearance in Seneca, said gun control is not the answer when it comes to stopping deranged individuals from getting guns and shooting others. “The sad thing is that ultimately you can never stop everybody from doing something horrible,” Huckabee said as he expounded on his views that gun control isn’t […]

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Clifford Ricketts

Clifford Andrew Ricketts, 68, of 195 Deer Ridge, Seneca died Friday, July 3 at his home. He was the husband of Rita Whitworth Ricketts. A memorial service will be 2 p-m Saturday from the chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. The family receives friends from 1-2 p-m, prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials in […]

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Benefit for police officer’s daughter

The Clemson police host a car wash this week to support an officer’s family. The three-year old daughter of officer Shaw has undergone recent cancersurgery, and the money raised will help the family with expenses. The girl will soon start chemotherapy. The car wash will run Friday from 9 a-m to 3 p-m. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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A boost to advancing leadership in diversity

In the days immediately following the tragic shootings in Charleston, S.C., many individuals and organizations asked the question: “What can we do to help?” More than 4,000 Duke Energy employees and thousands of retirees in South Carolina asked the same of themselves, and their company.  Duke’s leaders engaged in conversations with stakeholders across the state to identify where the company […]

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Huckabee’s the first!

Realtor Devoe Blackston, attorney Herb Morgan, and radio announcer Jim Bohannon were among the first Oconeeans to welcome Mike Huckabee to the county today, as the first candidate for President to visit Oconee from among a growing number of Republicans running for President. Not a space was available in the parking lot of Seneca Family Restaurant and others who crowded […]

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William (Bill) Green

William (Bill) Green, 85, died Sunday at Country Care Assisted Living of Fair Play. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Country Care Assisted Living-Memory Care, 207 Farm House Lane, Fair Play, SC 29643. The family would like to thank the staff of Country Care and Pruitt-Health Hospice for their love, concern and work […]

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