Political observer says watch Florida voting

Whether it’s Walhalla or Powdersville or Toccoa, Georgia voters are flocking to the polls for the long-awaited General Election.  And it has caused a veteran observer of the political scene to wonder which of the candidates, Clinton or Trump, is succeeding in getting supporters to turn out.  Darryl Broome, who worked as an aide during Gresham Barrett’s time as a […]

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Both Clinton and Trumnp signs stolen

Oconee deputies have been contacted about missing campaign signs promoting the candidates of both major party for President–Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Yesterday Oconee Clinton worker Mike Evatt complained that the theft of Clinton signs had occurred in several parts of the county.  And today, word from the Sheriff’s Office, that some Trump campaign signs were apparently stolen on highway […]

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Democrat says Clinton-Kaine signs stolen

A long-time political worker says there have always been candidate signs that mysteriously disappear in Oconee County, but Democrat Mike Evatt says the level of theft seems unprecedented to him.  Evatt says someone is stealing signs or damaging them, and he has reported the instances to the Sheriff’s Office.  In some parts of the county, such as Keowee community, Evatt […]

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Piedmont woman implicated in Oconee burglary

A woman held in jail in Anderson has been implicated in an Oconee County burglary.  Lindy Nicole Davis (left), 30-year old Piedmont resident, was in the custody today of Oconee County law enforcement.  The Sheriff’s Office announces charges of grand larceny and first degree burglary against Davis.  She is accused of burglary September 1 on McClain Drive in the vicinity […]

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Darlene Smith

Westminster – Patsy Darlene Smith, 77, wife of Marvin Leon Carpenter, of 526 Cleveland Pike Road, passed away Sunday, November 6, 2016 at her residence.  A graveside service will be held 2:30 pm, Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Old Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 1-2 prior at Sandifer Funeral Home. The family is at the […]

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Wildfire closes off Whitewater Falls visitors area

A small, isolated fire closed off public viewing yesterday at the popular Whitewater Falls in both Oconee County, South Carolina and Jackson County, North Carolina.  The fire approaching the Upper Whitewater Falls in NC is said to have destroyed 50 acres and caused smoke to drift into Oconee County.  Shane Gibbs says Oconee Emergency Services investigated the incident after receiving […]

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