Volunteer tax return preparers needed

The Oconee United Way, using an IRS grant, is recruiting volunteers to prepare tax returns for Oconeeans who don’t have access to affordable tax services or who are unaware of potential credits and deductions to which they are entitled.  No experience is needed.  Training is free, times are flexible.  If you are interested, call 882-9743 ext. 150 or email vita.@bellsouth.net. […]

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Home fire near Seneca

Oconee County fire fighters were on the scene of a home fire near Seneca yesterday afternoon for more than one hour.  Charlie King, Oconee Fire Chief, called it a small kitchen and attic fire from cooking.  Twenty-four volunteer fire fighters responded.  Two adults were treated for smoke inhalation, but no one required a trip to the hospital. American Red Cross […]

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Wagner’s four-year term started at noon

David Wagner accepted the oath of office at noon today for the start of his four-year term as Solicitor of the 10th Circuit.  And he pledged to bring “fresh ideas” to the prosecution of criminal cases in Oconee and Anderson counties.  The oath was given by retired Judge Alex Macaulay during a special court term in Walhalla.  Both Clerk of […]

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Ovaline Bryant Nimmons

Seneca, SC— Ovaline Bryant Nimmons, 87, wife of the late Wilton Dendy Nimmons of Seneca, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at Seneca Health and Rehab.  Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 14, 2017, at Oconee Memorial Park. Flowers are accepted.  Davenport Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.      

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Seneca gets good fire protection news

Seneca now sports a better rating of the effectiveness of its building codes to complement an improvement of its ISO (for Insurance Service Office) fire protection rating. According to city officials, the change should translate into marginally better insurance rates for city residents.  Details from City Administrator Greg Dietterick today on 101.7/WGOG NEWS.

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Some good-natured Clemson-Alabama ribbing

  The finance manager at Edwards Auto Sales has been subjected this week to being kidded by his friends and co-workers who know that he, Neil Taylor, is a lifelong Alabama fan.  Taylor, an Alabama native, says his blood runs crimson—much the same way that Clemson fans blood runs orange.  Taylor accepts the kidding in a good-natured way and has […]

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Search and rescue last night near Westminster

A boy was found last night after having gone missing during the afternoon near Westminster.  According to Oconee Emergency Services, the boy was pronounced well after being checked medically and returned to the Wilderness Trail camp near the Welcome Church Road.  Because of the boy’s age and the forecast for night time temperatures, Emergency Services mobilized what was a 34-member […]

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“The Bill of Rights and You” exhibit in Oconee

Oconee Heritage Center is one of only 18 museums across South Carolina to host a new pop-up exhibit from the National Archives, The Bill of Rights and You, commemorating the 225th anniversary of the ratification of this landmark document. The Bill of Rights and You explores the origins of the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution (collectively known as the […]

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