Stevenson: “I have 100% confidence in (Pruitt) him”

During last week’s town hall meeting at Oakway, two members of the board of Pioneer Rural Water sat silent as some in the audience questioned the accuracy of what Terry Pruitt, the Pioneer general manager, was saying about the project to build the treatment plant.  But when asked today if the board has confidence in Pruitt, Chairman Barry Stevenson said, […]

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Barlow says he still lives inside the district

  A member of the board of Pioneer Rural Water is responding to questions about whether he still lives inside the district he represents.  Jerry Barlow says he no longer has a house on s. highway 11, but still keeps a legal address on the property.  Barlow says a work assignment has sent him to Pennsylvania, but when he is […]

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Voting mogul Bob Brock retiring after 37 years

When it came to the voting process, Bob Brock of Walhalla was a most valuable player.  Now, after 37 years service to Oconee County’s voting process, Brock is retiring and will be honored during a retirement drop-in the afternoon of Friday, May 19 in the Oconee County Council Chambers.  In nearly four separate decades, Brock saw it all—from paper ballots, […]

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Pickens County Recreation Advisory Board created

Pickens County Council created a recreation advisory board yesterday by adopting an ordinance that calls for a formal application and review process to distribute funds.  In the past, Pickens County recreation funds have gone to projects such as City of Clemson Softball Field Lighting, Old Stone Church Baseball Field, and Nettles Park Baseball Fields.

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Alan Clarence Price

Seneca, SC — Alan Clarence Price, 84, husband of Sally Helsel Price, of 502 Hillandale Road, Seneca, passed away Sunday, April 30, 3017, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials may be made to Oconee Hospice of the Foothills, GHS Cottingham Hospice House, […]

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Carol Takacs

  Lavonia, GA – Carol Belinda Hulgan Takacs, 69, wife of Stephen Takacs, 116 Thomas Road, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Sandifer Funeral Home.  No formal services will be held.  The family is at their respective homes.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com  SANDIFER […]

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Donnie Thrasher

    Iva, SC – Donnie Ray Thrasher, 71, of 5601 Hwy 201, passed away Friday, April 28, 2017 at his residence.  A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Friday, May 5, 2017 at Heritage Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel with entombment to follow.  The family will receive friends from 4-6 pm, Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Sandifer Funeral Home. […]

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Lynn McGuffin Smith

Walhalla, SC— Lynn McGuffin Smith, 65, of 108 East North Broad Street, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017, Greenville Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at Oconee Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the American Heart Association via donatenow.heart.org. Davenport Funeral Home in […]

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Sheriff’s Office: fake I-D used to try to buy car

Someone late last week tried to buy a car from an Oconee County dealership, using someone else’s identity.  In the aftermath, the Sheriff’s Office arrested Jourdan Salluom and charged the 18-year old North Carolina man with fraud and other offenses.  A deputy sheriff checked a copy of a driver’s license that was provided to the dealership by the suspect and […]

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