New stretch of highay awaits re-paving

A new stretch of four-lane U-S 76 awaits re-paving between Clemson and Anderson.  The contractor has announced that, thru Friday, October 14, men and equipment are  at work between  Westinghouse Rd at Bojangles to the Pickens Co line. They are in the process of milling the highway, prepping it for a new surface.  You are asked to pay attention to […]

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Voter registration deadlines extended

All South Carolina voters will now have more time to return voter registration applications for the 2016 General Election.  This will provide additional opportunity for citizens to register who are affected by voter registration office and post office closures related to Hurricane Matthew.  Post offices are also closed on Monday, October 10 due to a federal holiday.  The following deadlines […]

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Leila Taylor McAlister

    Westminster – Leila Taylor McAlister, 73, wife of the late James “Kilburn” McAlister passed away Thursday morning, October 6, 2016 at Stephens County Hospital. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm, October 9, 2016 at Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 to […]

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Phillips applauds year two of GHS-OMH

This month marks the second year of the Oconee hospital affiliation with the Greenville Health System, and the sole Oconeean member of the GHS board of directors says he believes the arrangement has worked for the best.  “I can’t help but think how fortunate we are, as a community, to be part of that system,” said Rick Phillips.  Like a […]

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Application to be sent in a matter of days

The Walhalla utilities superintendent says it’s only a matter of days before his city sends  an application that is a major component of creating a new water supply.  Scott Parris says the application to “FERC” for permission to place a water intake at Lake Keowee was delayed a week to accommodate Duke Energy’s request to review the document.  Walhalla intends […]

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Modifying a dock to reach deeper water

Eligible property owners on Lake Keowee and Lake Jocassee have until Dec. 31, 2020, to apply for dock modifications to reach deeper water. The program allows dock owners to make permanent modifications to the use of their dockwhen lake levels may be lower, such as during an extended drought.  There are no fees to apply during a one-year special period […]

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Oconeean duped by a sweepstakes scammer

A phone caller recently told an Oconee County resident she had won a $1.6 million sweepstakes.  But the caller was a scammer and posed as a representative of the Publishers Clearing House.  All she had to do, the caller said, was follow instructions on how to claim the award.  She was asked to pay taxes on her winnings and then […]

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