Two sisters win Seneca Middle School contests

At Seneca Middle School, two sisters won contests.  Seventh grader Kaileigh Brinkley (right) handily won the school’s spelling bee. She then progressed to the third round at the regional spelling bee in Anderson, Kaleigh’s younger sister, sixth grader Hannah Brinkley (left), won the school’s Geography Bee.  Hannah then took a written test and qualified to participate March 31 in the […]

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Oconeean’s estate bequeathed to Thornwell Village

An Oconeean who died in 2014 left his entire estate to the Presbyterians’ Thornwell Village in Clinton.  The Oconee Probate Court has confirmed that estate of William Franklin Childress Jr. amounted to nearly $4.5 million dollars.  According to Judge Kenny Johns, the estate closed on December 31, 2016 with all assets distributed to the children’s home that the Presbyterians operate […]

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Shoreline fire at Lake Hartwell

A fire that started on the Lake Hartwell shoreline at Fair Play consumed about three acres before fire fighters from four stations put a stop to it.  According to Charlie King, Oconee Fire Chief, the fire yesterday afternoon started on E. Lakeshore Drive.  At one point, it threatened two homes.

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Roger William “Fudd” Jones

  Salem, SC — Roger William (Fudd) Jones, 63, husband of Susan Jamison Jones, of 284 Stamp Creek Road, Salem, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends […]

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Smoke in the air in upper Oconee!

There is smoke in the air in parts of northern Oconee County today, and we are being told that a 400-acre controlled burn is in progress at Mountain Rest in the vicinity of Cherry Hill Campground.  The smoke apparently can be seen from a wide area–including Tamassee and the Lake Keowee area.

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His name is Chris Eleazer

  A Clemson man will take on the responsibility later this month of a newly-created and important Oconee County government job.  He’s Chris Eleazer, and the job is that of assistant director of the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority.  The sewer commissioners met Eleazer last night, after a committee of three had considered 20 applications and had interviewed two others. […]

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West Union man found work thru Tech program

A young West Union man found a better job after enrolling in a Tri-County Technical College program that helps under-resourced adults earn college credit and other academic certifications.  It’s called the I-Best (Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training.)  Andrew Pruitt (right) became frustrated with part-time, minimum wage jobs.  His mother had learned about I-Best, which is designed to meet the […]

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Graham on Russian aggression

  Senator Lindsey Graham and his sub-committee colleagues took testimony this week from the foreign minister and ambassadors of six eastern European countries about Russian aggression toward its neighbors.  Graham used the State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs of the Senate Appropriations Committee to sound off on his meeting with President Trump and his call for all Americans, Republicans and […]

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