Man’s body identified in Pickens County

The body of a man found in a wooded section of Pickens County last week has been identified by authorities.  Coroner Kandy Kelley said the body was that of Kenny Mark Chapman, a 44-year old resident of Evergreen Acres Road, Pickens.  An autopsy is pending, though Kelley says there is no evidence of foul play or trauma.  The death is […]

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Four hurt at Miracle Circle

A car and a van collided at Seneca’s Miracle Circle intersection.  Yesterday afternoon’s accident shortly before 4:45 sent four people to the hospital and temporarily shut down one lane and slowed traffic thru Oconee’s busiest crossroads.  Capt. Robert Tribble said the accident occurred when a car headed eastbound on 123 collided with a van attempting to make a left turn […]

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Darlene Marie Taylor

Walhalla, SC— Darlene Marie Taylor, 52, a long time companion of Johnny Campbell, of 510 Thomas Drive, Seneca, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017, at her home. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 28, 2017, at Courtney Memorial Gardens in Seneca, SC. Flowers are accepted. The family is at their respective homes.  Davenport Funeral Home in […]

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Apply for Oconee “ATAX” funds

Up to $30 thousand dollars generated by Oconee accommodations taxes is available to the applicants who can meet the county’s criteria.  The county Parks, Recreation and Tourism Commission is accepting applications until 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, February 15.  Those interested may request an ATAX application guide by calling 888-1488 or online at oconeesc.com.  The commission will vote to recommend grants […]

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Donald Harold Weekes

Mountain Rest – Donald Harold Weekes died peacefully in his sleep at his son’s home on Wednesday, January 25, 2016, after living 90 years. No services will be offered, but condolences are welcomed at the home of Donald A. Weekes in Walhalla, SC.  Davenport Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Employee training for new plant

An agreement is in place to train workers at a new manufacturing operation in Stephens County, Georgia.  WNEG Radio reports the agreement to train workers at NIFCO KTW in the Hayestone-Brady Business Park on Georgia 17 is made possible by a Georgia economic development program that provides customized workforce development training at no cost to qualified, new, expanding, and existing […]

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Holly Springs to be Oconee’s next fire department

A small, rural community between Long Creek and Westminster is organizing its own volunteer fire department.  Charlie King, Oconee Fire Chief, this week announced Holly Springs is next in line to join the countywide system of rural fire protection.  The community is home to a fire substation.  King said this morning, “Members of the Long Creek and Cleveland stations began […]

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