Helen Taylor Hall

Seneca, SC— Helen Taylor Hall, 90, formerly of 308 Brentwood Drive, Seneca, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at Keowee Place Assisted Living. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Friday, September 30, 2016, at Oconee Memorial Park Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Seneca Baptist Church, Attn: Benevolence Fund, 1080 South Oak Street, Seneca, […]

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Duncan statement on Townville

In response to the shootings at Townville Elementary School, Congressman Jeff Duncan released the following statement: “I am deeply saddened by the events in Townville, and also thankful for the tremendous response from our First Responders that prevented the situation from becoming a greater tragedy. I ask that everyone join me in keeping young Jacob Hall uplifted in prayer as he […]

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Townville tragedy holds down attendance for trail meeting

A small turnout in Salem for the last of two public information meetings on the Palmetto Trail project reflected the emotions that have gripped Oconeeans countywide in response to the Townville tragedy.  Nevertheless, last night’s meeting at the Salem Community Center, led by a project architect, proceeded.  Dan Pollock, president of Walhalla Partners for Progress, says the 10-12 people there […]

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Library staff takes a training day

  All branches of the Oconee Public Library will be closed Wednesday, October 5 for a staff training day.  A guest speaker that day will talk to the library workers about child safety and the dangers of social media.  He’s Joe Ryan, education coordinator for the South Carolina Attorney’s General Crimes Against Children Task Force.

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Day one after Townville shootings

Law enforcement will have a presence this morning this morning at Oconee elementary schools, in the aftermath of the shootings yesterday at Anderson County’s Townville Elementary School, a short way from the Oconee line.  All Oconee schools went to a code yellow for safety precaution once the Townville incident became known.  Later a news conference was held as Anderson authorities […]

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GHS not selling Lila Doyle

Greenville Health System is selling a skilled nursing facility in Greer to Orianna Health Systems, which operates nearly 50 skilled nursing facilities in 11 states.  But Oconee Memorial’s Lila Doyle nursing and rehabilitation facility is not part of that sale, according to Hunter Kome, president of the Oconee Medical Campus.  In response to questions about whether Lila Doyle might wind […]

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School shooting near Oconee

What’s reported as the shooting of a student inside Townville Elementary School has sent a host of law enforcement officers to the small school in Anderson County, near the Oconee line.  Among the officers dispatched were officers from the Oconee Sheriff’s Office.  We are told helicopters have been scene in the sky above the area.

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“Clinton vs. Trump” panel discussion at Clemson

Clemson University will host “Clinton vs Trump:  The People Speak” live inter-active webcast at 7 tomorrow night at the Watt Family Innovation Center.  The public is invited to participate in the discussion at the Watt Center auditorium or thru Twitter using #thepeoplespeakcu, while watching the live stream at http://tv.clemson.edu.live. Clemson professors from the departments of political science, history and members […]

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