Dale Peay

  Westminster – Keasler Dale Peay, 56, husband of Virginia Loretta Wood Peay, 433 Lucky Street, passed away Sunday, August 21, 2016.  A funeral service will be held 2:30 pm Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Weldon Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends from 1-2 prior to the service at the church. The family is at the residence.  Flowers are […]

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Farmer at trial recounts $10 thousand worth of damage

An Oconee County farmer estimated he has had to spend $10 thousand dollars to repair the damage in a 300-acre pasture the night that county deputies chased and caught a suspect.  Robert Jeffrey Hughes went on trial this afternoon charged with multiple offenses, including malicious injury to property.  Floyd McPhail said he was awakened by deputies who told him of […]

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Pickens County employer to expand

Fifty-six new jobs are promised in Pickens County with the announcement today that an existing manufacturer will expand.  JR Automation Technologies  is to make a capital investment of $3.4 million. Established in 1980 and based in Holland, Mich., JR Automation Technologies provides custom automated equipment and services to customers in a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical device, pharmaceutical, […]

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Jury picked for Oconee trial

First testimony in the case of S.C. versus Robert Jeffrey Hughes is expected this afternoon at the Oconee County Courthouse.  Judge Scott Sprouse told the jury there’s the potential that as many as 9 people will testify as witnesses in the case.  Hughes, who was arrested May 15, is charged with six offenses:  unlawful carrying a pistol, failure to stop […]

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Important community meeting next week in Fair Play

Long-time Oakway resident Tony Adams hopes everyone with interest in Oakway and the rest of southern Oconee County will mark their calendars next week for a community meeting.  This meeting is for everyone interested in helping save the former Oakway Intermediate School building and grounds will take place at 6:30 Monday night, August 29 in the meeting room of the […]

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5-day attendance count is 10,364

The five-day attendance count across the Oconee School District totals 10,364 students.  Walhalla High School remains the only school with attendance exceeding one thousand students.  The Walhalla High count after Friday was 1,064.  Of the county’s three middle schools, Walhalla’s has the most students:  853.  Both Walhalla schools were assigned students who live in the attendance zone for the now […]

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“Blossom One” represents a textiles possibility

  Textile work has virtually disappeared from the Oconee County landscape.  But there’s potential for a new textile employer to find a home in the county.  Richard Blackwell announced during Friday’s meeting of the board of the county Economic Alliance that a “textiles related project, generated by the South Carolina Department of Commerce, from Europe visited Oconee and seven other […]

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Decisions await Oconee County committee

A committee of three Oconeeans which spends state funds to fix the county’s roads will have decisions to make, perhaps, during a meeting next month.  Sam Dickson, chairman of Oconee’s state “C” Fund Committee, says the task in front of him and committee members Tally Grant and Dick Cottingham will be to decide how best to allocate about one million […]

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