Oconee tax deadline arrives this weekend

An Oconee County tax deadline arrives this weekend.  Taxpayers wanting to qualify for a deduction for the 2016 year have until the close of business Friday to pay those bills in person or by mail Saturday providing the letters are postmarked no later than Saturday, December 31.  Those who satisfy their debt on line have until 11:59 Saturday night.  Because […]

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“Socktober” drive smashes goal

Around one-half of the students at Seneca Middle School qualify for free or reduced priced meals.  It’s a big reason the student body is motivated to give to the less fortunate during the holidays.  The “Socktober” drive at the school shattered its goal in collecting socks and toiletry items for the homeless shelter “Our Daily Rest.”  The drive collected more […]

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Roberta Head

Seneca, SC— Minnie Roberta Morgan Head, 83, wife of Harold B. Head of Redland Ranch Road, Walhalla, daughter of James Robert and Bertha Evans Morgan, and descendant of early settlers of Oconee and Pickens counties, died peacefully December 20, 2016, at the Cottingham Hospice House in Seneca, after an extended illness. She lived in the Clemson/Central/Pendleton area until moving to […]

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Roy Blackwell

Westminster – Roy Edward Blackwell, 54, husband of Rita Corvin Blackwell, 152 Big Ridge Road, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at the Cottingham Hospice House.  A memorial service will be held at 3 pm, Friday, December 30, 2016 from at Calvary Church of God. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Church of God Food Bank, […]

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Do you feel the holiday coming on?

Inevitably, no matter what business stop you make in Oconee and elsewhere this afternoon you will be greeted by a sign announcing that store’s business hours over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.  Yet some businesses are going to stay open tomorrow into Christmas Eve for the benefit of late shoppers and to keep those registers ringing with late 2016 […]

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Facemask key to lessening severity of head injuries

A team of Clemson University researchers and an Upstate businessman believe they can help make football a little safer by creating a facemask that can help reduce the severity of head injuries by increasing overall helmet protection. The researchers are Gregory Batt, an assistant professor in the Clemson food, nutrition and packaging sciences department; John DesJardins, an associate professor of bioengineering and director […]

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