Betty Powell White

Mountain Rest, SC—Betty Powell White, 82, wife of Carl White of 110 White Drive, Mountain Rest, SC passed away Saturday, September 24, 2016 at her home. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, September 26, 2016 at Oconee Memorial Park, Seneca, SC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oconee Hospice of the Foothills, 298 […]

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Tech’s Lee in charge of area’s TRIO program

Her mom worked in a factory and her dad was a janitor.  And Cindy Trimmier Lee, who grew up in Seneca, became the first member of her family to go to college.  Today Lee works at Tri-County Technical College where she manages the TRIO program–a federal program designed to help disadvantaged students reach college and stay there.  Lee works directly […]

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Road work this week

Road work continues this week on US 76 Clemson Hwy in Anderson County between LaFrance Rd. and Mechanic St in Pendleton. Men and equipment are working in a lane closure, milling the road to prepare for its paving . You are asked to pay attention to warning signs, flagmen, men and equipment. And, if possible, take alternate routes. Use caution […]

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Train traffic halted

Norfolk Southern train traffic has been halted as the result of a mishap late this morning between Seneca and Clemson.  A southbound freight train failed to climb the grade into Seneca and stalled between the city and Clemson.  The train sits blocking the only motorized access to the student apartment complex Hart’s Cove, and Oconee Emergency Services has responded with […]

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Earl Wood

Seneca – James Earl Wood, 68, husband of Betty Patterson Wood, of 1005 S. Depot Street, passed away, Friday, September 23, 2016. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Monday, September26, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 4 – 6 pm, Sunday, September 25, 2016 at the funeral home. The […]

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Mary Carter

    Seneca – Mary Elizabeth Grant Carter, 83, wife of the late Grover Luther Carter, of the Cross Roads Community passed away Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Oconee Memorial Hospital.  A funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Sunday, September 25, 2016 from the Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Welcome Baptist Church Cemetery. The family […]

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Tax season underway in Oconee County!

Thursday, September 29 is the day Oconee County will place the 2016 property tax bills into the mail.  They should make it to the mailboxes by the following weekend, depending on where those notices were sent.  They are payable on receipt, but late penalties don’t apply until after December.  For those who want to pay their taxes immediately, the online […]

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Palmetto Trail public meetings next week

Dan Pollock, president of Walhalla Partners for Progress, calls attention to a pair of public meetings next week that’ll feature current information on the project to make Walhalla the new stopping point for a cross-state hiking trail.  The Palmetto Trail is considered the signature project of the non-profit Palmetto Conservation Foundation.  Everyone is invited to one or both of two […]

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Cost for Littlejohn graduation rentals increases

  The refurbished home of Clemson’s basketball teams, Littlejohn, will cost more next year for high school graduation ceremonies.  Partly influenced by students and community feedback, Oconee school trustees made official this week their decision to re-book Littlejohn as the venue for next year’s high school graduation ceremonies.  Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent of operations, says the cost to reserve Littlejohn […]

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