Charles Frederick Busch

West Union, SC— Charles Frederick Busch, 76, husband of the late Annette Long Busch of 350 Lindsay Drive, West Union, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016, at Richard Campbell Veterans Nursing Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Walhalla. A private graveside burial will precede the service. The […]

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Gary Franklin Medlin

Seneca, SC— Gary Franklin Medlin, 68, husband of Janet Sluder Medlin, of 213 Evergreen Circle, Seneca, SC, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lydia Baptist Church, 528 Broadway St, Newry, SC 29665. The family is at […]

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Margaret Carnes

Mt. Pleasant – Margaret Morgan Carnes, 94, widow of the late Leon Carnes, of 1064 Deleisseline Blvd., passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016.  A funeral service will be held Monday, July 11, 2016 in Mt. Pleasant, SC. A graveside service will be held at 2 pm, Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at the Oconee Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel, Seneca, SC. Burial […]

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Moderate drought declared for Oconee County

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The S.C. Drought Response Committee upgraded the drought status late last week for 32 South Carolina counties.  Twenty eight counties were upgraded to the first level of drought, “incipient,” and four counties, among them Oconee, were upgraded to “moderate,” the second level of drought. Beaufort and Jasper, and counties in the Pee Dee Region remain in “normal,” or non-drought condition. […]

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New Spring pastor removed

Upheaval at the Anderson-based New Spring Church.  The senior pastor, Perry Noble, is out, as church members officially learned during their services yesterday.  Announcement was made that Clayton King of the Crossroads Worldwide Ministry will fill in.  Executive pastor Shane Duffey is quoted as saying Noble “had made unfortunate choices and decisions that have caused much concern  among board members.  […]

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“Finish the Trail” funding for Oconee and Pickens

Two new sections of the Palmetto Trail in the Upstate are recommended for funding through the Recreational Trails Program. The Palmetto Conservation Foundation (PCF) announced two construction projects in Oconee and Pickens Counties are part of its “Finish the Trail” campaign. SC Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism administers the state’s Recreational Trails Program for the Federal Highway Administration. RTP […]

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Jimmy Prater

Westminster – Captain Jimmie Prater, 76, husband of Grace Davis Prater, of 178 Blackjack Road, passed away, Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Cottingham Hospice House. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, July 9, 2016 from the Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at First Baptist Memorial Park. The family will receive friends prior to the […]

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Julian Edwards Rutledge

Walhalla, SC— Julian Edwards Rutledge, 91, husband of the late Myrtle Ruth Brewer Rutledge, of 202 Muller Road, Walhalla, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House.A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oconee Hospice of the Foothills, GHS Cottingham Hospice House, 298 Memorial Drive, […]

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Tractor-trailer truck fire near I-85

At mid day, a tractor-trailer truck sits on an off-ramp on I-85 in Oconee County awaiting a tow truck, having been disabled by fire.  Battalion Chief Ryan Eubanks of county Emergency Services says overheated brakes caused a tire fire on a truck hauling roofing supplies north from Atlanta.  The scene was an off-ramp at Exit 4.  No one was hurt.

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Lance S. Young installed as Rotary District Governor

The Rotary clubs in Seneca, Fair Play and Westminster will get a visit next week by Lance Young, the Rotary District 7750 Governor.  On July 1, retired Air Force Colonel Young was installed into his new role.  There are 53 Clubs in District 7750, comprised of approximately 2700 Rotarians, from the 19 western counties of South Carolina, plus a portion […]

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