Seneca home fire

Disaster-trained volunteers from the American Red Cross are helping a Seneca family whose home was destroyed by fire Saturday evening. The Seneca Fire Department responded to the fire scene on Fair Oak Circle. The Red Cross is meeting the immediate needs of the family of two adults and two children by providing services to meet immediate needs, including financial assistance […]

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Red Cross sends 16 South Carolina workers to Louisiana

Sixteen volunteers and staff from the American Red Cross in South Carolina are deploying to Louisiana to support relief efforts after excessive rainfall has resulted in moderate to heavy flooding across many parts of Louisiana. The Red Cross is coordinating with emergency management to open and support shelters as people are quickly forced to flee from their homes. Some of […]

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William DeWayne Revis

William DeWayne Revis, 49, husband of Tammy Melissa Crowe Revis, of 251 Deerwood Trail, Walhalla died Friday at his home.  A memorial service will be 4 pm Monday at Davenport Funeral Home.  In place of flowers, memorials may be made to Ronald McDonald House Charities Inc., 26435 Network Place, Chicago, IL  60673-1263.  The family is at the son’s home, 243 […]

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Schools re-open

The yellow buses are back on the roads this morning, so are student drivers and parents driving their kids to school on day one of the 2016-17 year in Oconee County.  Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent, predicts the schools will be ready for the students. There’s something new at the 20-year old Fair-Oak Elementary School.  Working have been completing a construction […]

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James Collins

Pickens – James “Bimbo” Ronald Collins, 64, of 118 Bellwood Road, passed away Thursday, August 11, 2016 at his residence. A funeral service will be held 6 pm, Monday, August 15, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends following the service. The family is at the residence. Flowers are accepted.  Condolences may be expressed […]

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Customer Appreciation Day at Heritage Center

A customer appreciation day takes place tomorrow at the Oconee Heritage Center in Walhalla.  Leslie White, the curator, says the county’s depository for artifacts and memorabilia has overcome some recent challenges and is eager to show off its prized stuff, as well as what’s new.  Tomorrow’s event, featuring a $5 dollar a plate hot dog dinner, runs 11 a-m to […]

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Domestic abuse shelter’s 2nd year anniversary

Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior that the perpetrator uses to gain power and control over his or her spouse or intimate partner.  While that definition may be simple, ending domestic violence is something entirely different.  The program director for Safe Harbor, Julie Meredith, drew attention today to the multi-county services of her organization and this Sunday’s two-year anniversary […]

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Clemson course tackles financial illiteracy

Millenials are better educated and more economically active than their generational predecessors, but an identified shortcoming of this college-age generation is the target of a new course this fall at Clemson University.  The College of Business is offering Personal Finance-2010 to address what surveys have identified as a deficiency in the 18-34 age group.  National studies have shown alarming signs […]

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In school zone, refrain from cell phone

Day one of any public school year can be hectic and emotional.  Oconee schools start a new year on Monday morning, and here are some tips to stay safe and make the adjustment as smooth as possible. ·      If you are traveling in a motor vehicle on a two lane road, you are required to come to a complete stop […]

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