Official qualifying opens Wednesday

Official qualifying for public office opens this week across South Carolina.  For Oconeeans and other state residents, the two-week period is the time for them to sign up to run in their year’s primary elections and to declare their party affiliation.  For Oconeeans, the place to sign up for various local and state offices is office of Registration and Elections […]

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West-Oak student finds niche in theatre

A junior at West-Oak High School has overcome a hearing loss by finding a niche in a class that teaches drama and theatre.  Oconee public schools are spotlighting Payton Rigdon, who is hard of hearing.  After learning that Payton had taken part in plays at his church, West-Oak faculty members encouraged him to sign up for Drama 1.  Drama has […]

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Congressional candidates to speak in Seneca

Two candidates for Congressional seats are among the speakers planned for this Saturday’s convention of Oconee County Democrats.  The event will take place at 9:30 a-m at the Gignilliat Community Center.  The convention will hear Hosea Cleveland, a Seneca businessman, who seeks the Third District seat now held by Republican Jeff Duncan.  Chris Fedalei, a 26-year old resident of Spartanburg, […]

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Long Creek receives a Little Free Library

The Oconee Friends of the Library dedicated a Little Free Library Saturday afternoon at the Backwoods Visitors Center and Community Shoppe in Long Creek.  Built by West Oak High School students Patrick Woody and Dylan Driver, under the guidance of their teacher ,Andy Jacobs,  the Little Free Library is attached to the front of the building under the overhang.  It’s the third Little Free Library […]

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Burglars raid Dollar General Stores

Burglars struck three Dollar General stores in Oconee County.  The Sheriff’s Office is investigating Friday night burglaries at the Dollar General Stores on the Wells Highway and the Shiloh Road near Seneca.  The third burglary took place at Fair Play near SC 59 and 243.  In each instance, the burglaries were discovered by employees arriving for work.  Undisclosed amounts of […]

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Donna Grant

Seneca – Donna Renee Grant, 50, of 283 Friendship Road, passed away Friday, March 11, 2016 at her residence. A graveside service will be held 11 am, Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Oconee Memorial Park. Flowers are accepted.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com SANDIFER FUNERAL HOME IS ASSISTING THE FAMILY VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Drug arrests lead to allegations of contraband at jail

Two arrests alleging drug law violations led to additional charges once Oconee deputies transported the accused to the county jail.  After a report Friday of a disturbance at a mobile home park, deputies arrested, Kevin Wayne Maler, and served an “Operation Ice Chizel” arrest warrant charging the 49-year old man with distribution of meth.  Additional warrants charging Maler with distribution […]

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Former hospital lawyer surrenders to police

The police in Seneca say a former lawyer for the Oconee Medical Center turned herself in yesterday and was charged with failure to report the exploitation of a vulnerable adult.  The police identify the former hospital lawyer as Lisabeth “Kirk” Rogers and say she was the conservator and guardian over the owner of a home at 1013 S. Walnut Street […]

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