New business venture for Davenport Funeral Home

Davenport Funeral Home of Walhalla will keep its highway 11 location at West Union. But the funeral home, owned by Larry Hendrix, is branching out with a new office near Seneca. Plans call for the Blue Ridge Cremation Society office to open Monday at 10708 Clemson Boulevard near Blue Ridge Orthopedics. According to Hendrix, Blue Ridge Cremation Society will be […]

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Salem to pursue exercise class

Town of Salem remains hopeful that the county Capital Project Sales Tax commissioners will include their request recreation and senior center on the ballot for this year’s one-cent sales tax referendum. In the meantime, there is sentiment in Salem to go ahead and start a small exercise class, as a recreation offering. At the suggestion last night of Salem resident […]

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Equipment theft arrests at CU

Two Anderson County men have been arrested and charged with stealing more than $30 thousand in equipment from a housing warehouse at Clemson University. The university identifies one of the men arrested as a temporary housing employee. That employee, Kamil Tarnowski, 22-year old Townville resident, was charged with grand larceny and petty learceny, according to a statement from Clemson. A […]

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SRO Dukes feels fine after 168-mile walk

The school resource officer for Tamassee-Salem Middle/High School reports feeling fine after the first leg of a walk from the mountains to the sea. Norman Dukes raised about $2 thousand in pledges, money which will be split between two departments of his school. He spent 62 hours over a 15-day period in completing a 168-mile walk from Oconee to the […]

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Hear the candidates this evening!

The re-scheduled Limited Government of Oconee political forum for the District Three county council candidates takes place at 5:30 this evening at Seneca’s Gignilliat Community Center. Paul Cain and Andy Inabinet make this joint appearance in advance of their meeting April 1 in a special GOP primary. They seek their party’s nomination to run to succeed the late Archie Barron.

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Airport: “Not a sleepy little place”

Tucked away in a corner of Oconee, across the lake from Clemson, the county airport can give a wrong impression. But District Two Councilman Wayne McCall says the airport is a county gem. He and other councilmen agreed last night with the airport manager, Kevin Short, that there is money to be made there. That’s why the county’s facilities committee […]

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Put it on the market, councilmen say

The consensus of an Oconee County committee is that 502 E. Main Street has served its purposes as county offices, and it’s now time for the old house to be put on the market. By placing it on the market, Councilman Paul Corbeil says it could mean that property can be restored to the city and county’s tax base. And […]

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Five challenged ballots could change outcome

Last night’s Seneca vote tally unofficially gives two incumbents and two challengers seats on the city council. But the election director stressed the outcome remains unofficial until tomorrow morning when the commissioners examine five challenged ballots. Those ballots could change the order of finish involving the fourth and fifth place voter-getters. As announced last night, incumbent Joel Ward topped the […]

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