To avoid a total eclipse of the sun

Oconee school trustees at their regular meeting next week may vote to move up the start of classes next year—to avoid a total eclipse of the sun.  The approved calendar for 2017-18 has classes starting Monday, August 21—the first day that districts are permitted to start school for a new year.  But August 21 is also the date for the […]

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No dash cam video available

The state police say no dash cam video exists of the weekend officer-involved shooting near Westminster.  The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division yesterday announced that it continues its investigation of what happened.  In the aftermath of shots fired at a Brock Road home and later in the middle of the Blackjack Road, an unidentified Oconee deputy has been placed on […]

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Agenda set for Seneca meeting

During tonight’s Seneca City Council meeting, City Administrator Greg Dietterick presents bids for the roof at the recently acquired N. Walnut Street building—formerly Hometown Food Store.  The mayor and council are reserving executive session time tonight for one personnel matter and three pieces of legal and contract matters.  The February meeting of the city council takes place at 6 at […]

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Inez Owens

Seneca – Edna Inez Clark Owens, 96, widow of the late Adger Ellison Owens, Sr. of 120 Sitton Shoals Road, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the Cottingham Hospice House. A funeral service will he held 2 pm, Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from the chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in First Baptist Church Cemetery. The family […]

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Doris Lenor Smith

Walhalla, SC— Doris Lenor Smith, 77, of 113 Airy Springs Road, Walhalla. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, February 15, 2017 in the Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Courtenay Memorial Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 PM, Wednesday, prior to the service at Davenport Funeral Home. Flowers are accepted. The family is at […]

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Oconeean to lead three-state law enforcement group

An Oconee sheriff’s officer is the new leader of a three-state group that helps serve as a network for law enforcement in parts of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia.  Investigator David Smith was elected in December as president of the Tri-State Law Enforcement Association.  Smith is a 30-year officer who started his career in 1987 as a Seneca policeman.  […]

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Deborah Lee Rogers

Walhalla, SC— Deborah Lee Rogers, 60, passed away on February 08, 2017, at her home in Walhalla, S.C. Born on February 3, 1957 in Anderson, S.C. Deborah was a graduate of Tri-County Technical College with a degree in Criminal Justice. She spent many of her years serving in the Foodservice industry. Family members living are her oldest daughter, Lora Gillette, her husband […]

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