Thomas Trizzino

Seneca – Thomas Giutano Trizzino, 78, of 319 S. Lawrence Avenue, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at his residence.  No formal services will be held.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com  SANDIFER FUNERAL HOME IS ASSISTING THE FAMILY

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Betty Holbrooks

  Westminster – Betty Jean Holbrooks, 65, widow of the late Billy Wayne Holbrooks, 515 Hope Street, passed away Friday, December 16, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital. A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Tuesday, December 20, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 1-2 prior to the service. Burial will follow […]

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Joyce Batson

West Union – Joyce Ann Batson, 77, wife of Lewis Batson, 104 Rose Lake Road, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Oconee Medical Center. A funeral service will be held 11 am, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Heritage Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel.  The family will receive friends from 10-11 prior.  Burial will follow in Heritage Memorial Gardens. The family […]

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Joyce Haley

Westminster – Joyce Cunningham Haley, 74, wife of Marshall C. Haley, 448 Blackjack Road, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2016 at her residence.  A funeral service will be held 4 pm, Monday, December 19, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 3-4 prior at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Heritage Memorial […]

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Oconee joblessness drops below 4%

Fewer jobless claims are being filed by Oconee County residents.  According to the state Department of Employment and Workforce, November unemployment in the county stood at 3.8%–equivalent to 1,353 county residents who are out of work but actively searching for new work.  Oconee’s employed labor force was 33,842. In November, the seasonally adjusted jobless rate for South Carolina was 4.4%. […]

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Police chief’s advice: lock all doors!

  Not even in small West Union is it safe these days to leave your doors unlocked.  Police Chief Charles Sanders says unscrupulous characters are looking to commit crimes of opportunity by turning doors handles at West Union homes and parked cars.  So, Sanders recommends, especially at holiday time, to keep all doors locked and to report any suspicious activity […]

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Sandifer’s strong words about two societal problems

A 22-year state lawmaker had strong words yesterday about two societal problems—one of which distinguishes South Carolina from other parts of the country.  Rep. Bill Sandifer, in front of the Seneca Rotary Club, said he and his colleagues in Columbia are embracing the need to reduce the state’s “horrible” rate of violence in the home place.  “We right now, in […]

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Early Christmas gift to Oconee’s free medical clinic

The federal government will send more than $50 million dollars for health centers in 23 states, Puerto Rico and the Federated State of Micronesia, and Oconee’s Rosa Clark Medical Clinic in Seneca is one of the beneficiaries.  An announcement yesterday by Sylvia Burrell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, means $812,500 for Rosa Clark.  Free community health centers, such as […]

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Bank Board with money to spend, invites requests

The Oconee Conservation Bank Board, now infused with more than $600 thousand dollars thanks to Duke Energy, is willing to do business.  The Bank Board is now soliciting statements of interest and applications for funding from interested Oconeeans who wish to conserve their property from future development.  Forms are available by contacting the Clerk to Council at 718-1023 or thru the Oconee […]

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Hart, Davis and McCall to take the oath of office

The new-look Oconee County Council will be official on the night of Tuesday, January 3.  At 5:30 that evening Magistrate Will Derrick will administer the oath of office to councilmen-elect Glenn Hart of District Five and Julian Davis of District Four.  District Two’s Wayne McCall is to be sworn in as a re-elected incumbent.  The public is invited.  The council’s […]

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