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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Oconee County offices close at mid day Monday

The eclipse and the traffic that it is expected to create in Oconee County means that county offices, including the libraries, will close at noon Monday and not re-open until regular time the following day.  The Salem, Seneca, and Walhalla library branches will open at regular time Monday morning, but Westminster Library will not open at all. While regular offices […]

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Clemson and Hipps family issue statement

A statement this morning from Clemson University and the family of Tucker Hipps, the student killed nearly three years ago in a mysterious fall from the SC 93 bridge during a pre-dawn fraternity run.  According to the statement, the 2016-17 year saw a substantial decrease in major charges and violations of the student code of conduct as it applies to […]

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Clemson’s move-in weekend starts in the morning!

Clemson freshmen and transfer students starting tomorrow will be the first students allowed to move into residence halls, in advance of the start of the university’s new year.  Move-in weekend at Clemson is always a big event, and this year there will be hundreds of volunteers, including President Clements, there to lend a hand.  Students will notice that some of […]

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Trump labels Graham publicity seeker

A war of words is heating up between President Trump and Lindsey Graham, South Carolina’s senior U-S senator.  In a morning tweet, Trump referred to Graham as a publicity seeker and denied Graham’s claim that Trump suggested that there’s a moral equivalency between people like the late Heather Heyer and the white supremacists and the neo-Nazis who attended the Charlottesville […]

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