Oconee joblessness rises to 4.1%

The final full month of the Obama administration saw increases in the unemployment rate both in Oconee County and the United States.  But across South Carolina the jobless rate fell.  December’s report places Oconee unemployment at 4.1%—-from November’s 3.8%.  In the country, the jobless rate moved up to 4.7%, from 4.6.  According to the state Department of Employment and Workforce, […]

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Rain gauges fill

Two days of rain boosted Oconee’s official measurement to almost six inches for far in 2017.  The Walhalla weather observer, Barbara Wilson, recorded 1.40″ yesterday and 1.08″ Saturday.  Her records reflect a storm in the area during a three-hour period Sunday night.

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Electric power outage affected part of Seneca

A blown transformer knocked out part of Seneca’s electrical power service.  That 10 o’clock incident made for a flurry of calls to Oconee 9-1-1.  Most, if not all, customers are believed to have been returned to services—although city power crews remained this morning in the vicinity of 123 and Carson Road.  Last night’s storm blew down a few trees across […]

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Jason Rowland

Westminster – Jason Henry Rowland, 43, of 569 Deborahs Way, passed away Friday, January 20, 2017 at his residence. A funeral service will be held at 4 PM, Monday, January 23, 2017 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6 – 8 pm, Sunday, January 22, […]

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Ray Burrell

  Westminster – Ray Thomas Burrell, 83, husband of Shirley Owens Burrell, of 102 Pine Street, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Residences at Park Place. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at Calvary Church of God. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 6 -8 […]

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Teresa Dale Moss

Walhalla, SC— Teresa Dale Moss, 52, of 142 Broome Circle, Walhalla passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017 at her home.Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Monday, January 23, 2017, at Davenport […]

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Juanita Mize

Seneca – Juanita Louise Mize, 94, widow of the late Leland Mize, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Lila Doyle Nursing Facility. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from the Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery, of Seneca. The family will receive friends 1 […]

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Human remains found in Pickens County

According to the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office, investigation has started in the case of the remains of a man found Friday morning in a wooded area near J & D Drive between the Pickens Highway and 178.  The adult male was fully clothed and found near a campsite. Evidence at the scene indicated that the man had been deceased for […]

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Lalan “Ralph” Hawkins

Seneca, SC — Lalan “Ralph” Hawkins, 90, husband of the late Dorrie Edith McCall Hawkins, of 515 Benton Street, Seneca, passed away Friday, January 20, 2017, at Belvedere Commons in Seneca. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, January 22, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park.The family will receive friends from […]

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