Joseph “Joe” Hunt

  Marietta, GA – Joseph “Joe” Ralph Hunt, 64, of 3568 Turtle Cove Court SE, passed away peacefully after a brave and dignified battle with cancer on Friday, January 13, 2017 at Wellstar Community Hospice.  A memorial service will be held 2 pm, Saturday, January 21, 2017 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. The family will receive friends following […]

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Georgia O’Shields

  Seneca – Georgia Ann Gaffney O’Shields, 77, wife of James Leonard O’Shields, 636 Timberlake 1 Circle, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017 at her residence. A memorial service will he held 2 pm, Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Cross Roads Baptist Church.   Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com SANDIFER FUNERAL HOME IS ASSISTING THE FAMILY    

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Calvin Simpson

Westminster – Calvin B. Simpson, 76, born in Oconee County, South Carolina, died on January 14, 2017. A celebration of Mr. Simpson’s life will be held at Mount Tabor Baptist Church, Westminster at 3 PM, Monday, January 16, 2017 with burial to follow at Heritage Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Sandifer Funeral Home from 5-8 PM on […]

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Clemson’s MLK commemorative service

Noted author and university President Walter M. Kimbrough will be the keynote speaker at Clemson University’s 35th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Service at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts. The service is a highlight of the annual celebration of King’s legacy. Kimbrough is the president of Dillard University in New Orleans. He has been recognized […]

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Dianne Shook Neville

  Walhalla, SC— Dianne Shook Neville, 68, wife of Jimmie D. Strickland, of 150 Cedar Rock Drive, Walhalla, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Sunday, January 15, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 PM, […]

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Mae Arvilene H. Patterson

Salem, SC— Mae Arvilene H. Patterson, 99, wife of the late Harold Cornelius Patterson, of 235 Shack Hollow Road, Salem, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017, at Lila Doyle. Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 PM, Sunday, January 15, 2017, at Boones Creek Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends […]

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Lorenia Webb Lee

Salem, SC— Lorenia Webb Lee, 73, wife of James R. “Butch” Lee, of 7 Park Avenue, Salem, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 14, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 PM, […]

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Marketing and Research director maps out 2017 plan

By the sound of her report today, Caroline Warner, the marketing and research director for the public-private partnership Oconee Economic Alliance, expects to spend a very busy 2017—advancing the cause of Oconee County economic development.  Warner today left the board of directors with a couple of unanswered questions—the answers to which she will strive during the next 12 months to […]

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McMaster to speak next month in Oconee

  The new Oconee Chamber of Commerce has secured Henry McMaster as a speaker for an event next month, and the question at the forefront is when McMaster makes his appearance will it be as Lieutenant Governor or as Governor.  Regardless, chamber leaders are looking forward to McMaster speaking at their event on Friday, February 17.  The announcement was made […]

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Economic development projects to come to fruition

Oconee’s chief economic development recruiter identifies as many as three projects he believes will come thru for the county in the first part of 2017.  They include the creation of some new jobs and new machinery for an existing Oconee company, Sealed Air.  In a report to his board of directors, Richard Blackwell said, “We counted this for a 2016 […]

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