James C. Bishop

James C. Bishop, 79, of 620 Glenn Ferry Road, Fair Play died Sunday at his home.  He was the husband of Elizabetyh “Ann” Cox Bishop.  A funeral service will be 11 a-m Tuesday at Heritage Memorial Gardens Mauseoleum.  In lieu of flowers, memorials in his memory may be made to Beaverdam Baptist Church, PO Box 128, Fair Play, SC  29643. […]

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James Roscoe “Red” Butts

James Roscoe “Red” Butts, 87, of 270 Picket Post Road, Walhalla died Saturday at GHS Cottingham Hospice House.  He was the widower of Ella Mae Rogers Butts.  Graveside services will be 2 p-m Wednesday at Oconee Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p-m, prior to the service, at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers are accepted or memorials […]

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School food prices for a new year

Oconee public schools are out with a reminder that school meals are an option for students once the new year starts next week on Tuesday, August 18.  The school district is participating in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program.  All registered students are eligible to participate and are awarded benefits based on family size and income.  […]

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Graham glad-hands the crowd


“I love you Lindsey Graham.”  That was the message and hug Senator Graham received from one woman before Graham even walked into a Seneca restaurant this morning for his meet-and-greet event, arranged by the county Republican Party.  With ease, Central native and Oconee resident Graham has won elections for the Senate and House.  Based on early polling, he’s finding it […]

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Little Free libaries to be dedicated

  The Friends of the Library of the Oconee Public Library announces the construction and installation of two Little Free Libraries in Fair Play. One is located in the Lake Hartwell State Park (19138 South Highway 11, Fair Play) and the other is in the gazebo at Fair Play Presbyterian Church (201 Fair Play Church Rd., Fair Play). Little Free […]

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Presidential hopeful back on home ground!

Republican Presidential hopeful Lindsey Graham is back on his home turf this morning in Seneca.  The U-S senator will devote one hour this morning to his friends, supporters and constituents—giving them a chance to evaluate Graham’s worthiness for the highest office in the land.  The event, which runs from 10 to 11 this morning at the Seneca Family Restaurant, is […]

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Special meeting next week!

The commissioners representing Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority are being called into a special meeting one week from tonight for a discussion of contract matters as they relate to their revenue sharing agreement with the county.  Over the years, commissioners and county council members have bickered over whether the county should continue to make a $610 thousand annual payment to […]

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Latest statements in Hammond case


The weekend has seen new statements in the case of the fatal shooting of a driver last month in the parking lot of a Seneca restaurant.  An attorney for Zachary Hammond claimed today that Lt. Mark Tiller was not in danger when he shot Hammond, and there was no evidence that Hammond was a threat to the general public.  Hammond […]

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