Fire protection tio be taught tonight at State Park

The South Carolina Forestry Commission  holds a “Firewise” meeting at 6:30 tonight at Oconee State Park to help the  community learn more about protecting their homes from wildfire and how controlled burns can help. Firefighter professionals will lead tonite’s program and discuss how to prepare structures and landscapes to resist wildfire, especially in  drought conditions; the best ways to evacuate […]

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Seneca Middle schooler earns spot in national choir

An 8th grader at Seneca Middle School has reached un-precedented heights for his school and district.  Sterling Hamilton was recently named to the national middle school honor choir. Sterling is one of just 75 tenors nationwide and one of only 300 middle school students total to earn the honor through a rigorous audition. The 2017 National ACDA Middle School Honor […]

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Betty Ann Biggs Musielak

Seneca, SC— Betty Ann Biggs Musielak, 90, wife of Theodore Alexander Musielak, of 515 Benton Street, Seneca, passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. A private graveside service will be conducted Saturday, December 10, 2016. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to, Oconee Hospice […]

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“Everybody here wants you to get better”

The Oconee Probate Court will be asked to send a mother to the state Department of Mental Health to receive treatment for an illness that one judge believes has beset the woman during a series of child custody and related incidents.  After hearing the conclusions of a doctor, Circuit Judge Cordell Maddox said he will sign an order today remanding […]

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Mary Ellen Cobb Carver

Westminster, SC— Mary Ellen Cobb Carver, 83, wife of the late Will Frank Craver, of 185 Carver Road, Westminster, passed away Monday, December 5, 2016, at her home. Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Friday, December 9, 2016, at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12:30-1:30 PM, Friday, December, 9, 2016, prior to the service […]

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Home development in the works for eastern Oconee

The Seneca utilities director says he will learn more today about plans for an apparent large development of homes in eastern Oconee County in the vicinity of Lake Hartwell.  Bob Faires is meeting with representatives for a project that is said to be targeting property bordered by Hart’s Cove apartments and the lake.  There is no immediate word on the […]

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Senior citizen center coming to Walhalla

Three rooms inside the former Walhalla Middle School are to be converted for a senior center, to be operated by Senior Solutions of Oconee and Anderson counties.  To make this project official, according to school district administrator Steve Hanvey, a vote will be required of the county trustees.  Part of the former middle school building will continue to be used […]

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Replacing water meters–costly and time consuming

  In the field of water metering, the technology is changing—fast.  And the Walhalla utilities superintendent says his city can benefit by replacing its water meters to ensure that the city is getting true reads on what is consumed.  Scott Parris, the utilities director, talked last night with the city council about replacing all of its meters.  But one councilman […]

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Big money to bolster Oconee land conservation

Oconee has a conservation bank board, but its problem has been money–the lack of it. That will change next week when Duke Energy makes good on a commitment to donate $618 thousand dollars.  Duke’s Alan Stuart next week will present the check during a meeting of the board at 9 o’clock Tuesday morning in County Council Chambers.  According to Shea […]

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