For second year, no pay raises for county workforce

Eleven of 15 approved Oconee County job cuts have been accomplished, according to Emma Cammick, chairwoman of the county council.  And no one county department, she says, was singled out.  Cammick gave her views on the county’s new budgets that were accomplished without raising taxes and without pay raises.  She says she is not overly worried about the prospects that […]

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Oconee re-forms its Building Codes Department

The posting of a job availability in the Oconee Building Codes Department is a sign that the county is attempting to re-build the department as the result of the recent thinning out of the payroll.  The county is seeking a new building inspector and is offering a salary range of between $44,000 and $60,000 a year.  In the opinion of […]

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Clemson student receives fellowship in Paris

Yunhui Peng, a doctoral student in Clemson University College of Science’s department of physics and astronomy, was recently awarded a 2017 Chateaubriand Fellowship by the Embassy of France in the United States. Starting in fall 2017, Peng will travel to Paris Diderot University for a nine-month fellowship to advance his studies of disease-causing mutations. Peng, who originally is from China, is a […]

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Transformer move to delay SC 130 traffic

The move of a Keowee Hydro Station transformer will cause traffic delays this week on part of SC 130.  The transformer is to be moved from its location at the Newry railroad spur to a storage location at the Keowee Hydro Station.  The move is planned for 8 o’clock Thursday morning and is expected to take four houses.  The transformer […]

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Public to have say tonite on new Seneca budgets

A small tax increase is part of the plan for Seneca’s new city budgets.  And tonight the public has a chance to comment and ask questions about how Seneca will finance the spending of nearly $42 million dollars—for all purposes—during 2017-18.  The property tax rate is now 60.5.  The plan is to raise the millage by 1.2.  The annual Seneca […]

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Here’s a correction

Here’s a correction to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office announcement yesterday of the arrest of a Walhalla woman as the result of a home burglary on the Campbell Town Road.  The Sheriff’s Office listed the charges against Caitlynn Denise Diminovich as burglary first degree and grand larceny.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, Diminovich was charged with petty larceny, not grand larceny.

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Joseph Ralph Biondolillo

    SENECA-Joseph Ralph Biondolillo, 80, husband of Ruth Bunting Biondolillo, of 204 Pumphouse Road passed away, Monday, June 26, 2017 at his residence. There will be no formal services. Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com    

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Frances P. King

Frances Powell King, 91, wife of James William King of Sam Brown Road died June 26, 2017 at Cottingham Hospice House. Funeral Service will be 2 pm Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The Family will receive friends from 12-2:00 PM prior to service Wednesday at the Sandifer Funeral […]

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Rev. Leon Eddie Lusk

Salem, SC — Rev. Leon Eddie Lusk, 70, husband of Helen Bearden Lusk, of 125 Stamp Creek Road, Salem, passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends […]

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Burglary leaves damage at elementary school

School’s out, but the burglars moved in.  The Oconee Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to help identify a burglary suspect this month at the Fair-Oak Elementary School. The activation of an alarm June 13 led deputies to discover an open window at the rural school.  Cabinets had been opened and damage was inflicted on school property.   If you have […]

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