Clarence Marcellus Sanderson, Jr.

Seneca, SC— Clarence Marcellus Sanderson Jr, 95, husband of Mary Roy Sanderson, of Seneca, SC, passed away Sunday, March, 13, 2016, at his home. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association via www.alz.org/donate. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.davenportfuneralhome.com.  Davenport Funeral Home […]

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Virginia Nabors Couch

  Mountain Rest, SC— Virginia Nabors Couch, 74, wife of Cecil “Boar Hog” Couch, passed away Sunday March 13, 2016 at Oconee Memorial Hospital. Services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Wednesday March 16, 2016 at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Tuesday March 15, 2016 […]

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Cain calls Oconee Michelin’s #1 location

Paul Cain says he believes Michelin still considers Oconee its preferred location for a distribution center.  Cain, chairman of Oconee County Council, told the Walhalla Rotary Club today that there remains misunderstanding about the expiration of Michelin’s option to buy Golden Corner Commerce Park property.  The company, Cain told Rotarians, was not ready to make a decision on the project […]

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Same voting equipment will be used

As much as some people would like to see South Carolina buy new voting machinery, it won’t happen in time for this year’s elections.  Oconee County’s top voting official, Joy Scharich, says she and her colleagues from across the state were told during a conference last week there simply isn’t the money available.  But Scharich says the automatic voting equipment […]

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Official qualifying opens Wednesday

Official qualifying for public office opens this week across South Carolina.  For Oconeeans and other state residents, the two-week period is the time for them to sign up to run in their year’s primary elections and to declare their party affiliation.  For Oconeeans, the place to sign up for various local and state offices is office of Registration and Elections […]

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West-Oak student finds niche in theatre

A junior at West-Oak High School has overcome a hearing loss by finding a niche in a class that teaches drama and theatre.  Oconee public schools are spotlighting Payton Rigdon, who is hard of hearing.  After learning that Payton had taken part in plays at his church, West-Oak faculty members encouraged him to sign up for Drama 1.  Drama has […]

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Congressional candidates to speak in Seneca

Two candidates for Congressional seats are among the speakers planned for this Saturday’s convention of Oconee County Democrats.  The event will take place at 9:30 a-m at the Gignilliat Community Center.  The convention will hear Hosea Cleveland, a Seneca businessman, who seeks the Third District seat now held by Republican Jeff Duncan.  Chris Fedalei, a 26-year old resident of Spartanburg, […]

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Long Creek receives a Little Free Library

The Oconee Friends of the Library dedicated a Little Free Library Saturday afternoon at the Backwoods Visitors Center and Community Shoppe in Long Creek.  Built by West Oak High School students Patrick Woody and Dylan Driver, under the guidance of their teacher ,Andy Jacobs,  the Little Free Library is attached to the front of the building under the overhang.  It’s the third Little Free Library […]

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