Donna Grant

Seneca – Donna Renee Grant, 50, of 283 Friendship Road, passed away Friday, March 11, 2016 at her residence. A graveside service will be held 11 am, Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Oconee Memorial Park. Flowers are accepted.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com SANDIFER FUNERAL HOME IS ASSISTING THE FAMILY VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Drug arrests lead to allegations of contraband at jail

Two arrests alleging drug law violations led to additional charges once Oconee deputies transported the accused to the county jail.  After a report Friday of a disturbance at a mobile home park, deputies arrested, Kevin Wayne Maler, and served an “Operation Ice Chizel” arrest warrant charging the 49-year old man with distribution of meth.  Additional warrants charging Maler with distribution […]

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Former hospital lawyer surrenders to police

The police in Seneca say a former lawyer for the Oconee Medical Center turned herself in yesterday and was charged with failure to report the exploitation of a vulnerable adult.  The police identify the former hospital lawyer as Lisabeth “Kirk” Rogers and say she was the conservator and guardian over the owner of a home at 1013 S. Walnut Street […]

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Gregory Grant

Seneca – Gregory Scott Grant, 53, of 283 Friendship Valley Road, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at his residence.  A graveside service will be held 11 am, Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Oconee Memorial Park.  Flowers are accepted. Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com  SANDIFER FUNERAL HOME IS ASSISTING THE FAMILY   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Blackwell: “We are not eliminated” (Michelin)

Richard Blackwell does not completely rule out the chance that Michelin might, in fact, commit to an Oconee County investment.  When the decision was made last month that there would not be a second extension of Michelin’s option to buy Golden Corner Commerce Park property, the prospects for a large distribution center in the Fair Play area seemed dead.  But […]

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West Union appoints new police chief

West Union Town Council has selected a Westminster policeman as the town’s new chief of police.  The new chief is Charles Sanders, a Westminster policeman since 2009.  Mayor Linda Oliver said Sanders will take the oath office at 6 o’clock Tuesday night, March 22 at Town Hall.  Oliver invites the public to attend and take advantage of a chance to […]

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Bethel Baptist victim of thievery

The rural Bethel Baptist Church at Oakway has lost a white, single-axle trailer.  Deputy Sheriffs say thieves are responsible.  The Sheriff’s Office is turning to the public for help and the potential of a Crime Stoppers’ cash award for information that breaks the case.  The trailer is a 2013 Covered Wagon that bears the logo of Bethel Baptist Church.  Nearby […]

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Two manufacturers considered promising for Oconee

Two prospects for a developing commerce park on Oconee’s n. highway 11 are on a “hot” status list disclosed today by the county’s Economic Alliance.  Those prospects remain code-named, but Richard Blackwell says you can look for the start of construction on one of them soon.  Blackwell this morning referred to “Project Mackinaw” for whom a large concrete pad area […]

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Oconee Democrats active next two Saturdays

Oconeeans whose political party persuasion is Democrat are asked to take time the next two Saturdays to participate in your party’s processes.  Precinct re-organization takes place 10 o’clock tomorrow morning at the Seneca Gignilliat Community Center.  This is especially important, according to Paulette Keffas-Chassin, because the precinct meetings determine the delegates to the 2016 county convention a week later.  Keffas-Chassin […]

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