“Project Maxwell” could be a BIG ONE

Oconee’s chief economic development recruiter, Richard Blackwell, is touting the likelihood that an existing county company is just a couple of months away from announcing an expansion that Blackwell says would be the largest for the county since the then Duke Power announced its nuclear plant project in the 1960s.  But that isn’t all.  Blackwell says a French company has selected Oconee for […]

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School bus incident

One man is reported in the custody of Oconee Sheriff’s Office–the result of an incident involving a Fair-Oak Elementary bus.  The bus was full of students this morning, when according to district administrator Steve Hanvey, a man stopped his vehicle in front of the bus, approached the bus, and claimed someone on board intended to do harm to another.  The […]

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Drug charges placed against car passenger at Seneca

A traffic stop Tuesday night at Seneca on the Wells Highway near Return Church Road resulted in the arrest of a passenger, charged with drug offenses.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, Darrell Earl Maxwell Jr. is accused of distributing heroin to an undercover agent August 10 and distributing heroin to an undercover operative four days later.  Narcotics agents believe the heroin carried […]

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A prime Oconee spot for eclipse viewing

One of the better places to see the eclipse in Oconee County is likely to be Wigington Pass–from the overpass on the highway that connects SC 130 and 107 north of Salem.  Word has reached the Sheriff’s Office of the anticipation of large crowd that’ll gather there Monday afternoon–so many that Sheriff Crenshaw will assign one of his officers to […]

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Lissia Gaines

Westminster – Lissia Ann Gentry Gaines, 56, widow of the late Tony Gaines, 161 Sweetbriar Trail, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017. A graveside service will be held 11 am, Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Oaklawn Cemetery in Anderson.    The family is at their respective homes.  Flowers are accepted.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com

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United Way forecasts strong future

Oconee United Way leaders concede 2016-17 was a difficult year.  But better times are seen going forward as United Way carries out its mission to empower individuals, families, and the community to thrive.  At times last year, United Way operated with only two employees.  But a third has now accepted employment and Lashauna Harrison, executive director, expects more help to arrive in […]

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United Way sells building, to re-locate to By-Pass 123

After nearly 30 years in downtown Seneca, the Oconee United Way offices are re-locating to By-Pass 123.  The sale of the United Way building to One Church was announced last night by Thomas Ray, board chairman, during the annual membership meeting.  Purchase price not announced. Ray says United Way will re-locate to office space adjacent to the Oconee Economic Alliance […]

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Clemson team reported safe after terror attack

Former Seneca resident Cobb Oxford is being quoted by news outlets as to what he witnessed during the Barcelona, Spain terror attack in which a van barreled into a crowd and killed at least 12 people and injured around 100 people.  Meantime, the Clemson men’s basketball team, playing in Barcelona, is reported safe–as well as everyone traveling with the team.

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