Hoyt Powell

  Fair Play – Hoyt Andrew Powell, Jr., 84, husband of Dever Timms Powell, 566 W. Pine Grove Road, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017 at the Cottingham Hospice House. A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Beaverdam Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends from 1-2 prior at the church.  Burial will follow […]

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Job event to make parts for automakers

Eastanollee, Georgia is the place to be this afternoon if you are interested in one of the many jobs that are being created in Stephens County to supply a pair of auto makers.  The Toccoa plant of Nifco KTW invites those interested to come to The Pointe Church’s Family Life Center at 111 Fieldcrest Drive, Eastanollee between 1 and 5 […]

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Oconeeans to be part of South Carolina job-development event

Without a skilled workforce, it’s a given that South Carolina can’t grow its economy.  That’s why at least two Oconeeans will take part in an event tomorrow in Columbia.  The Carolinas Associated General Contractors, chaired by Oconeean Marty McKee, along with Oconee-Pickens State Senator Thomas Alexander, is sponsoring a Workforce Development Initiative for the state.  And Governor McMaster will be […]

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Itron confirms warehouse rental

Itron has confirmed it is renting space in Westminster to help facilitate the addition of a product line to its West Union plant.  An Itron corporate officer says her company is temporarily renting warehouse space in Westminster as it prepares the West Union plant to accommodate production from Owenton, Kentucky.  Sharelynn Moore, vice president of global marketing and public affairs, […]

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Zach Hinton is the Co-Op solar man!

In a previous life Zach Hinton worked for a sheriff’s office and a U-S representative.  But when he joined the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative he didn’t know the difference between a kilowatt and a kilowatt hour.  Now Hinton finds himself in charge of Blue Ridge’s first foray into the renewable energy source known as solar power.  Hinton says Blue Ridge’s […]

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Two fatal Sunday car crashes in Oconee County

Two Sunday traffic fatalities in Oconee County prompted the coroner to appeal to motorists to drive safely—especially at a time of intermittent heavy rain.  Near Seneca, shortly before 6 o’clock last evening, a 27-year old Fair Play man, Anthony Hendry, lost his life after a two-vehicle crash on SC 130/the Rochester Highway.  Coroner Karl Addis said Hendry died of multiple […]

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Cheryl Hopkins Fricks

Westminster – Cheryl Hopkins Fricks, 48, widow of the late Mikiel “Mike” Henry Fricks, 259 Madison Shores Drive, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Cottingham Hospice House. A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Monday, April 24, 2017 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 1-2 pm, prior to the service […]

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Keith Dwayne Brock

    Keith Dwain Brock, 73, formerly of Walhalla, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017 at Seneca Health and Rehab. A graveside service will be held 2 pm, Sunday, April 23, 2017 at First Baptist Memorial Park. Flowers are accepted. Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com SANDIFER FUNERAL HOME IS ASSISTING THE FAMILY      

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As the economy improves, Blue Ridge adds customers

  The addition of 700 customers across the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative service territory last year represents the largest, one-year increase since the Great Recession year of 2008. “That growth pattern has continued into this current year,” says President/CEO Charles Dalton, “and our construction crews are staying busy in their efforts to keep up with the member additions to our […]

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