New system to reserve campsites

A new system that’ll debut this spring will allow anyone, no matter where they are, to reserve space at Oconee’s three county parks. Starting this Thursday, reservations will be available to Oconee residents through the county Parks, Recreation and Tourism or by calling the Reserve America call center. Online reservations for everyone begin May 8 at www.reserveamerica.com. Phil Shirley, county […]

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Court term this week

A one-week term of the Oconee General Sessions Court opens this morning at Walhalla, with Judge Robin Stillwell of Greenville presiding. Six defendants are listed on the trial docket. They face charges that include resisting arrest, burglary, criminal domestic violence, and drug offenses.

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Tea Party meeting this week

The public is invited for a meeting this week of the Seneca Tea Party. It’ll take place 6:30 to 8:30 Thursday night at the Seneca Gignilliat Center. On the program will be an update on illegal immigration and political hopefuls Edda Cammick of Oconee County Council One and Jonathan Hill of South Carolina House District Eight.

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Urging a vote May 20

Regardless of party affiliation, the leader of Oconee Democrats, Rosellen Aleguire, says all eligible Seneca voters should remember to cast a ballot during a special election next month. On Tuesday, May 20 voters in Oconee County Council District Three are being asked to go to the polls and select a candidate to complete an unexpired council term. Republican nominee Andy […]

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Fire damages new Seneca beauty parlor

Fire broke out during the rain Saturday evening in a new beauty salon on Seneca’s Frontage Road near Miracle Circle. Seneca Fire Department spokesman Chris Cartee said the fire was confined to two rooms in the Beautiful You Hair Care and its cause was being investigated on Saturday. No one was injured. At the time of the fire, the beauty […]

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Dexter: Oconee County shortchanged by state

Whether you are an Oconee Republican, a Democrat, or an Independent, Reg Dexter says you should be concerned that South Carolina fails to fully fund the Local Government Fund. Dexter, the District Five Oconee County councilman, conceded Saturday that most people probably don’t know about the Local Government Fund or understand its importance. The County Council uses the money allocated […]

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Plant evacuated after suspected ammonia leak

Responders say an Oconee manufacturing plant temporarily evacuated its workers today after a suspected ammonia leak. The scene was the Greenfield Industries manufacturing plant on U-S 123 between Seneca and Clemson. Chief Mike Zambito of the Corinth-Shiloh Fire Department said some workers who complained of irritated eyes were examined by medics. Responders were alerted around 3:15 this morning. The plant […]

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