Transfer of state-owned roads to counties

March 24, 2015

Developments today in that touchy topic of the state diverting to the counties some of its roads for future maintenance. At 3 o’clock in Columbia the Senate Finance Committee holds a meeting on S.523. The bill as now written, according to the South Carolina Association of Counties, would transfer any road within a county to…

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Gravel road to be paved

March 24, 2015

A gravel section of an Oconee County-maintained road near Seneca is on the schedule to be improved. Mack Kelley, director of county public works, said the plan is to improve and pave the gravel road section of the Brown Farm Road in the Return Community. Kelley said, “Plans and permitting are still being finalized but…

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Jury hears testimony in traffic offense trial

March 24, 2015

A Chickasaw Point man went on trial today in the Oconee General Sessions Court, charged with traffic offenses that arose from an accident 14 months ago near Westminster. Russell Alan Tupper is charged with driving under the influence, driving under suspension, and habitual traffic offender. According to assistant solicitor Beth Blundy, Tupper was charged by…

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Seneca girls shutout BHP

March 24, 2015

In high school sports Monday, the Seneca girls soccer team defeated Belton Honea-Path 4-0. The Lady Cats are now 3-1 in Western AAA. They host West-Oak on Thursdsay. Seneca’s boys team downed BHP 10-2. Samuel Thompson scored three goals in the contest. West-Oak’s boys were 5-2 winners over Palmetto. Joseph Ramey netted four goals in…

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Keowee Key man recognized by AARP

March 24, 2015

Keowee Key resident Harry Wertheimer has been recognized by the American Association of Retired Persons for teaching safe driver classes that attracted the highest, average number of participants in South Carolina. Wertheimer recently instructed two classes at Keowee Key and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Clemson that attracted more than 30 students. The new…

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Crooks and Chavez are new deputy sheriffs

March 24, 2015
Crooks and Chavez are new deputy sheriffs

 Two new deputy sheriffs have joined the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office. Rashad Crooks and Geraldo Chavez recently completed department training and look forward to serving the citizens of Oconee County. Crooks is a graduate of Seneca High School and Tri-County Technical College, where he majored in Criminal Justice. He began his career as an animal…

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  • July 31, 2015 5:00 pmChristmas in July to support Heath's Haven
  • July 31, 2015 7:00 pmConservation Theory in Concert
  • July 31, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • August 2, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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