Henry Lee Burrell

Tamassee, SC— Henry Lee Burrell, 75, of 111 Hodge Drive, Tamassee, passed away Thursday, September 1, 2016, at his home. 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, Seneca, SC 29672. The family is at their respective homes.  […]

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Suspect ID’d in early morning homicide

Oconee Sheriff’s Office has identified a suspect in today’s case of homicide near Westminster.  Officers are looking for R-L Webb of Delta Drive, Westminster.  Based on evidence gathered during the investigation, investigators decided they had enough probable cause to obtain a murder warrant against the 64-year old Webb.  Fifty-year old Steven Gregory Brock was found dead in a room of […]

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Ribbon cut for Oconee GOP office

On one side of a downtown Seneca street is the party headquarters for the Oconee Democrats.  Directly across N. Townville Street is the home of the county Republicans.  And today the Republicans cut a ribbon to formally open their campaign office for the November election.  Inside the GOP office stood a life-size poster of Donald Trump.  And the county chairman, […]

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Oconee contractor recognized by business publication

An Oconee County company has been recognized by a business publication for being one this year’s 40 best performing companies.  J-Davis Construction near Westminster attained a “Roaring Twenties” designation by SC Biz News.  J-Davis Construction qualified in the large company category which means it is a company with more than $10 million in revenue.  Profiles of the winning companies will […]

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Rain fell in Walhalla 17 days in August

August put a dent into the area’s rainfall deficit.  A total of 7.12″ was measured at the Official U-S Weather Station maintained in Walhalla by Weather Observer Barbara Wilson.  In fact, the August rain was so widespread that rain measured on 17 days during summer’s last full month.  The month’s high temperature, 97 degrees, came on the first day.  On […]

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Welcoming new citizens to the USA

The Clemson Area League of Women Voters is among LWV groups whose representatives show up in support of naturalization ceremonies for new U-S citizens. This summer League members Bill Hare, Janie Shipley, Sarah McNeil, and Diana Stafford attended two such ceremonies.  Those who accept citizenship pledge, among other things, to “absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to […]

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Downtown building-for-sale sign disappears

The for sale sign has been removed from the former Hometown Store in downtown Seneca, and a realtor has confirmed a contract to sell the property is scheduled to close within a few weeks.  What the future might hold for the building and property that served as Seneca’s last downtown grocery store has been speculated.  Realtor John Adams says, for […]

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