Next Pioneer “Town Hall” meeting May 12

Officials of Pioneer Rural Water District have set 6 o’clock Friday evening, May 12 at South Union Baptist Church as the date, time and location for their next “Town Hall” meeting.  This meeting is designed for District Three customers, those represented by Jerry Barlow, but any Pioneer customer may attend.  The retail supplier has scheduled meetings across its district as […]

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Pioneer trial to take place August 28

  A trial will apparently settle the controversy over whether Pioneer Rural Water has the right to go forward with its treatment plant project.  A judge in Anderson today ordered the attorneys on all sides to come up with a satisfactory date.  Among three dates, they agreed on the week of August 28 in Oconee County.  The judge is likely […]

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Moon and Pollock confirmed as part-time judges

State Senator Thomas Alexander has sent word from Columbia that Erin Moon and Dan Pollock have been officially confirmed as part-time Oconee County magistrates.  Moon and Pollock are expected to be slotted by Chief Magistrate Todd Simmons into the county’s system of three full-time magistrate courts.  They are expected to see duty in the Oconee Law Enforcement Center, in part, […]

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Government service agency funnels big bucks to Oconee

A water project on West Union’s Schroder Street and Burns Mill Road is an example of how a government service agency still benefits Oconee County.  The South Carolina Appalachian Council of Governments in Greenville has been around since the years of the President Lyndon Johnson administration.  Steve Pellisier, A-COG Director, delivered his agency’s annual report this week to the Oconee […]

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Westminster Masons re-locate their annual sale

  Flood damage to the Westminster Masonic Hall has forced the Masons to re-locate their annual sale of tomato and flower plants.  The sale is now underway at the front of the Oconee Habitat for Humanity store in the Bountyland Community.  There, you can buy ready-for-the-ground tomato and flower plants.  What you pay goes to the Habitat’s mission to put […]

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Husband named suspect in wife’s homicide

A 40-year old Oconee man has been jailed in the investigation of his wife’s homicide.  The Sheriff’s Office late last night identified the accused as Lee Mikeal Cawthon of the Welcome Church Road near Westminster, jailed after investigators interviewed him about his missing wife, Rebecca A. Murray Cawthon.  She had been missing since the middle of last month.  Coroner Karl […]

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RB Cobb

    Mtn. Rest – RB Alvin Cobb, 90, widower of the late Blanche Louise Cobb, 299 Fall Creek Road, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Oconee Memorial Hospital.  A funeral service will be held 4 pm, Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Mtn. Grove Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, Friday, May 5, 2017 at […]

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Peggy Landreth

  Powdersville, SC – Peggy Hammond Landreth, 83, widow of the late John Landreth, Sr., passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Magnolia Manor of Greenville. A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Saturday, May 6, 2017 in the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 1-2 pm, prior to the service at the funeral […]

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John Joseph Sass

  Walhalla, SC — John Joseph Sass, 68, husband of Judy Ann Smith Sass, of 209 N. Pine Street, Walhalla, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM, Friday, May 5, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Heritage Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from […]

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Oconee officials encourgaed by USDA announcement

  This week’s announcement by the new Agriculture Secretary, Sonny Perdue, has been greeted with approval of Oconee School District officials.  Dr. Michael Thorsland, Superintendent, said, “I was excited to hear that news.”  And Scott Hood of Sodexo, the county district’s food provider, said relaxing the rules to reduce salt and include more grain in the foods will strike a […]

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