Oconee public schools lose 103 students

The first-year charter school in Salem apparently has cost the Oconee public schools approximately 100 students.  Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent of operations, last night gave the figure of 103 students as the district’s calculation of how many students chose the NEXT School at Eagle Ridge in place of staying with one of the public schools.  At last report, the NEXT […]

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Council opts for same tax rate

Oconee County’s tax rate for 2016 will remain the same as it was last year.  The council last night considered its options, as outlined by acting auditor Christy Hubbard.  Those options included dropping the tax rate by one mill.  The school district will benefit in the amount of an extra $735 thousand dollars from a new Duke Energy assessment.  In […]

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James Edward Turner

Seneca, SC— James Edward Turner, 80, husband of Patricia Sanders Turner of 1209 Davis Mill Road, Seneca, passed away Monday, September 5, 2016, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Thursday, September 8, 2016, at St. Mark United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 PM, Thursday, September 8, 2016, at […]

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Vickie Head

Lake Toxaway, NC – Vickie Diane Sanford Head, 58, wife of John Paxton Head, 4409 Slick Fisher Road, passed away Monday, September 5, 2016 at Transylvania Regional Hospital.  A memorial service will be held 1 pm, Thursday, September 8, 2016 at the home of her mother, Doris Sanford, 201 N. Pew Street, Westminster, SC 29693.  The family will receive friends […]

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Mary Jean Fuller

Salem, SC— Mary Jean Fuller, 83, wife of Donald Arthur Fuller, of 6 Spy Glass Lane, Salem, passed away, Monday, September 5, 2016, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. A funeral mass will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Saturday, September 10, 2016, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church with burial to follow at 5:00 PM, at Memory Gardens, Clemson, SC. […]

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Eight cars in two W. Cherry Road wrecks

Four troopers were deployed to investigate what turned out to be two separate accidents this morning in far eastern Oconee near the Pickens County line.  The accidents occurred on W. Cherry Road and Evening Shade Drive in the vicinity of Clemson University student apartments and other housing.  One accident involved two cars.  The other involved six cars. According to Oconee County […]

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Kyle Thomas new president/CEO of Blue Ridge Bank

The Board of Directors of Blue Ridge Bank and Blue Ridge Financial Corporation recently announced C. Kyle Thomas as President and Chief Executive Officer effective Monday, September 12.  “On behalf of the board of directors, we are pleased to have Mr. Kyle Thomas as the new President and CEO of the Blue Ridge Bank,” stated Jesse Neville. “He brings an […]

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