Thomas DeWayne Fulbright

Thomas DeWayne Fulbright, 43, former Westminster resident, died Saturday June 6.  A memorial service will be 2 p-m Sunday, June 14 from the Chapel of the Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family receives friends following the service.  The family is at the home of the mother, Gaynell and Jimmy Rholetter, Cobb Bridge Road, Westminster, SC  29693.  Flowers are accepted or memorials […]

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Power outage in Seneca

An unscheduled power outage has taken about one-half of Seneca’s electric customers out of service.  Bob Faires, utilities director, says the problem is with the city’s No. 2 substation and it means no service for those customers south of the railroad track.  According to Faires, Duke Energy will make repairs.  The unscheduled outage follows by several hours today a scheduled […]

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County to try to find funds for pay raises

At the suggestion of Emma Cammick, chairwoman of the Oconee County Council budget committee, the county will look for funds for pay raises for county workers earning less than $45 thousand a year. But Scott Moulder, county administrator, warned that with the budgetary constraints in place, the money is not going to be easy to find. After hearing a plea […]

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YMCA pursues an alternate location

Representatives of the project to build a Foothills YMCA in Oconee County told a committee of the County Council yesterday they are pursuing an alternate piece of property. Instead of acreage in a wooded area behind the Oconee Memorial Hospital, YMCA leaders would now like to move up on hospital grounds and locate in the vicinity of the EMS building. […]

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Seneca police arrest Greenville murder suspect

After surrounding an apartment, the Seneca police arrested a man identified as a suspect in a Monday homicide in Greenville. The police surrounded Greenfield Apartments yesterday morning and arrested Greenville resident Tarece Lamark Cooks. The police say Cooks arrest took place without incident, though the suspect was armed with a loaded handgun. Earlier the police seized a black Acura which, […]

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Automotive supplier gave Oconee a look, but….

Oconee County got an early look from the automotive supplier that was announced today for Toccoa, Georgia, but Richard Blackwell of the Economic Alliance said it amounted to an early look only. Blackwell said NIFCO KTW “had their sights on Georgia early on in the process given corporate income tax liabilities due to servicing BMW.” BMW has been identified as […]

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Thorsland gets glowing review

Oconee school trustees approve of the job turned in by Dr. Michael Thorsland, the first-year superintendent. After a closed door meeting last night, the trustees awarded Thorsland a 2% pay raise and extended his contract by another year. When hired last year, Thorsland got a three-year deal and an annual salary of $135 thousand. Trustees’ Chairman Andy Inabinet said that […]

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