Swanee Smith

Swanee Harbin Smith, 85, of 102 Dawn Drive, passed away Sunday, February 14, 2016 at the Cottingham Hospice House. pm, Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The funeral will be 3 pm Wednesday from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 2-3 prior to the service at the funeral home.  […]

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Roads pre-treated, Oconee awaits nature’s move

There’s a reason that Oconee County’s state-maintained roads and highways have a brighter than normal glint to them.  The DOT took the pro-active action of dousing them with a de-icer in the event that the latest winter storm deposits ice on them.  Mike Smith, resident maintenance engineer, is concerned.  Here’s his advice to motorists:  “Ask the folks to be careful […]

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JUST IN–early dismissals!

Due to ice/freezing rain, SDOC will dismiss schools this morning, 2/15, at 11:30 for elementary and 11:45 for middle/high schools. Parents should call their schools if they have questions.  This announcement from Oconee public school was received by 101.7/WGOG NEWS by telephone and by email. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Cruz to campaign in Oconee, others are maybes

The Ted Cruz campaign has announced the candidate will meet the public at noon Wednesday at the Seneca Family Restaurant.  Before all the votes are cast Saturday, some of his Cruz’s opponents may also find their way to Oconee County.  Bob Skipp, chairman of Oconee Republicans, this morning said the John Kasich campaign is trying to re-arrange the schedule to […]

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Crash shuts down part of Shiloh Road

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An accident around 7:45 this morning led to part of Shiloh Road near Seneca being blocked to thru traffic.  The accident that occurred on Shiloh Road in front of Shadowood subdivision not far from the Wells Highway attracted several public safety responders, including ambulances from the Oconee Memorial Hospital.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Thomas William Cheek

Thomas William Cheek, 70, husband of Judy Ann Stanton Cheek, of 105 Bruce Blvd., Seneca, SC passed away Friday, February 12, 2016 at his residence. Funeral service will be held at 4:00 PM on Sunday, February 14, 2016 at Newry Church of God with burial to follow in Courtney Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3:00 – 4:00 […]

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Votes to be tallied and announced

The results of the Oconee County vote in this Saturday’s Republican Presidential primary election will be announced, once they are tabulated, by the staff of the county elections office.  Joy Scharich, elections director, says interested members of the public may come to the county’s Pine Street office complex for both the tabulation and the announcement of the results.  Voting will […]

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Fire near Seneca

A midnight hour fire last night near Seneca.  According to the fire department, a fire burned in the garage of a home on Brentwood Drive in the Dorris Heights subdivision.  Minor damage is believed to have resulted. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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