Mae Arvilene H. Patterson

Salem, SC— Mae Arvilene H. Patterson, 99, wife of the late Harold Cornelius Patterson, of 235 Shack Hollow Road, Salem, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017, at Lila Doyle. Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 PM, Sunday, January 15, 2017, at Boones Creek Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends […]

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Lorenia Webb Lee

Salem, SC— Lorenia Webb Lee, 73, wife of James R. “Butch” Lee, of 7 Park Avenue, Salem, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 14, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 PM, […]

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Marketing and Research director maps out 2017 plan

By the sound of her report today, Caroline Warner, the marketing and research director for the public-private partnership Oconee Economic Alliance, expects to spend a very busy 2017—advancing the cause of Oconee County economic development.  Warner today left the board of directors with a couple of unanswered questions—the answers to which she will strive during the next 12 months to […]

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McMaster to speak next month in Oconee

  The new Oconee Chamber of Commerce has secured Henry McMaster as a speaker for an event next month, and the question at the forefront is when McMaster makes his appearance will it be as Lieutenant Governor or as Governor.  Regardless, chamber leaders are looking forward to McMaster speaking at their event on Friday, February 17.  The announcement was made […]

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Economic development projects to come to fruition

Oconee’s chief economic development recruiter identifies as many as three projects he believes will come thru for the county in the first part of 2017.  They include the creation of some new jobs and new machinery for an existing Oconee company, Sealed Air.  In a report to his board of directors, Richard Blackwell said, “We counted this for a 2016 […]

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Seneca “Free Library” dedication

In the interest of good reading, the public is invited to Seneca this morning for the dedication of the city’s first free library.  The event takes place at 11 o’clock on a lot near the sidewalk at 204 N. Chestnut Street—not far from North First Street.  Organizer Al Futrell says books are already going in and going out at the […]

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William Clyde Crawford

Townville, SC — William Clyde Crawford, 64, of 247 Smittys Lane, Townville, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at his home. A memorial service will be held at a later date. The family is at their respective homes.  Davenport Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.    

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Kenneth “Weasel” Lamb

Seneca-Kenneth “Weasel” Lamb, 66, of 143 McCall Circle died Thursday, January 12, 2017 at his residence. Funeral services will be held 3 PM, Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Earles Grove Baptist Church. The family will receive friends 1-2:30 PM, Saturday, January 14, 2017 prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a […]

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Oconee farmer laments loss of the chestnut

Clemson University graduate instructor Adam Coates and a boisterous class of forestry students recently visited a sprawling Upstate farm to learn about the latest scientific findings on the restoration of the American chestnut in southern climes.  Led by Dr. Joe James of Chestnut Return Farm in Oconee County, Coates and his students tromped from place to place on well-trodden trails, […]

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