38-year old man charged with attempted murder

May 19, 2014

A late night house fire in Utica near Seneca has led to the arrest of a 38-year old man on the charge of attempted murder. According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, Jacob Daniel Drotning is charged with attempted murder. An arrest affidavit alleges Drotning poured gasoline onto Catherine Cook at 8044 Utica Street and set…

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Riley running!

May 19, 2014

Ernest Riley, a former Seneca councilman and retired educator, is announcing he will stand tomorrow as a write-in candidate to decide a special election for the Seneca seat on Oconee County Council. With no ballot candidate remaining, the task facing voters in Seneca, Utica, and Newry-Corinth tomorrow is to fill the open District Three seat…

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Lt. Gov. hopeful to ask for Oconee votes

May 17, 2014

A Republican hopeful for South Carolina Lt. Governor campaigns in Oconee County. Mike Campbell, son of the late Carroll Campbell, a former governor, will make a stop in Seneca. He’ll be pressing the flesh at 9:30 Thursday morning at Betty’s Hungry House on S. Fairplay Street. Campbell aligns himself with Governor Nikki Haley and says,…

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Food Stamp use rises in Oconee

May 17, 2014

The use of food stamps in Oconee County increased during the recession. A college professor in Mississippi says the increased use contributed to local spending and, at the same time, helped sparked a national debate about the future of the federal nutrition program. In 2011, three years ago, the proportion of Oconeeans receiving food stamps…

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Paul Cain “now released”

May 17, 2014

Now that Andy Inabinet has officially withdrawn from Tuesday’s special election in Oconee County Council District Three, Paul Cain is free to openly solicit write-in votes. Chairman Bob Skipp of the Oconee Republican Party, in a statement late Friday afternoon, said, “It is the position of the Oconee County Republican Party that Paul Cain is…

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Special Election UPDATE

May 16, 2014

Oconee Elections Office awaits contact this afternoon from the county Republican Party with word that the party has officially accepted Andy Inabinet’s request to withdraw from Tuesday’s special election. At this point, it appears there will be an election Tuesday. According to Joy Brooks, elections director, once the Inabinet withdrawal is official, Paul Cain will…

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Calendar

  • October 1, 2014Oconee County Humane Society Fundraiser
  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
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