Peggy Landreth

  Powdersville, SC – Peggy Hammond Landreth, 83, widow of the late John Landreth, Sr., passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Magnolia Manor of Greenville. A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Saturday, May 6, 2017 in the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 1-2 pm, prior to the service at the funeral […]

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John Joseph Sass

  Walhalla, SC — John Joseph Sass, 68, husband of Judy Ann Smith Sass, of 209 N. Pine Street, Walhalla, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM, Friday, May 5, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Heritage Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from […]

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Oconee officials encourgaed by USDA announcement

  This week’s announcement by the new Agriculture Secretary, Sonny Perdue, has been greeted with approval of Oconee School District officials.  Dr. Michael Thorsland, Superintendent, said, “I was excited to hear that news.”  And Scott Hood of Sodexo, the county district’s food provider, said relaxing the rules to reduce salt and include more grain in the foods will strike a […]

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170,000 square foot bullding OK’d for Clemson campus

Final approval has been given for construction of a new home for Clemson University’sCollege of Business. After the approval by the State Fiscal Accountability Authority on Tuesday, work on one of the biggest academic building projects in school history, 170,000 square feet, is expected to begin this fall and be ready in early 2020.  The $87 million building across from […]

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First vote on lease for Oconee Agriculture Resource Center

After an executive session, Oconee County Council took the first vote for a lease of county property to local agricultural interests who want a permanent location for a market center and agriculture heritage fair.  The location is a 58-acre county-owned tract on the Sandifer Boulevard.  According to Edda Cammick, the agreement still needs tweaking.  Last night’s approval was a first […]

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Concern over Clemson Epoch impact to Oconee

The leader of the Stillwater Homeowners Association, Bob Medlin, says he and his neighbors are not against progress and understand that Clemson University is undergoing growing pains, but they are worried about a planned new home development—to which there is limited road access.  Medlin last night sought to bring to the attention of Oconee County leaders that the student housing […]

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Creating a 4th Oconee County park re-introduced

The creation of a fourth Oconee County park was re-opened during last night’s county council meeting.  Ben Turetsky of Friends of Lake Keowee suggested county leaders consider working out a lease with Duke Energy to create Fall Creek park.  District Two’s Wayne McCall picked up on the idea and tried to cajole Scott Moulder, the county administrator, to get it […]

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Foothills Farmstead coming to Oakway

  History buff Nick Gambrell is announcing an effort to create an old-time farmstead at Oakway to illustrate what life was like nearly 100 years ago in the foothills of the Southern Appalachian Mountains.  To be located behind the former Oakway School, the Foothills Farmstead would encompass about 15 acres of open farmland that now belongs to Oconee County. The […]

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Stanley Phillips

    Westminster – Stanley Gene Phillips, 63, of 382 Blackjack Road, passed away May 1, 2017 at Lila Doyle Nursing Care. A memorial service will be held 2 pm, Thursday, May 4, 2017 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends following the memorial service. Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to the […]

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Rollback to control-free zoning voted down

A change proposed to Oconee County zoning rules failed during a 3 to 2 vote during last night’s County Council meeting.  Wayne McCall and Glenn Hart supported a roll-back that would have allowed property owners who had been included in a previous zoning change to request their property be re-classified control-free zoning.  Opposed were Edda Cammick, Paul Cain, and Julian […]

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