World of Energy contest winners

With 75 votes from community members in Upstate South Carolina, the Arts Center of Clemson is the winner of the inaugural Festival of Eggs decorating contest, sponsored by Duke Energy’s World of Energy at Oconee Nuclear Station. The contest, a spinoff from the World of Energy’s annual Festival of Trees, invited local organizations to adopt and decorate 16-inch plastic eggs, […]

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Fiolmena Giacolone

  Westminster – Filomena Discenza Giacolone, 87, widow of the late Anthony Giacolone, 125 Palomino Trail, passed away Monday, April 10, 2017 at Seneca Health and Rehab. A funeral mass will be held 11 am, April 22, 2017 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church with father William S. Hearne officiating. Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com SANDIFER […]

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Glenn Nelson Sr.

Westminster – Glenn Alan Nelson, Sr., 63, husband of Debora Hardy Nelson, of 413 Simpson St., passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Monday, April 17, 2017 from the Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends 1 -2 pm, prior to the service. Burial will follow […]

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Choo Choo time in Central

The Central Railroad Festival will pull into downtown Central on Saturday, April 22 with music, food and festivities for all ages. The Railroad Festival celebrates the rich heritage of Central, so named because the town is situated at the “central” point of the railroad line between Atlanta and Charlotte. The festival begins at 10 a.m. and runs until 5 p.m., […]

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Oconee officials remember pilot Riley Stevens

Oconee airport officials spoke with sadness when they took a moment to remember an Anderson County pilot who flew in and out of the airport.  Riley Stevens was killed early this month when his small plane crashed into a pasture at a home in Marion County, Florida.  Stevens was a 64-year old Anderson County resident.  He had taken off from […]

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West side of airport identified for ramp expansion

The manager of the Oconee Regional Airport near Clemson says space to park airplanes the airport’s greatest need.  In the opinion of Jeff Garrison, additional apron space ranks above a new terminal and the long-term goal of runway extension.  The small airport, not far from the Clemson campus, has become an increasingly busy place for flights during Clemson football game […]

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Late night home fire in Townville

Damage is believed to be heavy as the result of a late night home fire in Townville. According to Oconee Rural Fire Control, the address of the fire was 411 Rawleigh Street. No known injuries, but the American Red Cross was called to assist the occupants.  The fire was reported shortly after 11:30.  Fire fighters remained on the scene until around […]

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Road work continues today!

The contractor at work on a section of U-S 123 near the Georgia line will need at least a few more hours today to finish the job, according to the Oconee Maintenance Office of the South Carolina DOT.  Work yesterday stretched to 6:30 pm.  The same detour will be in place today.

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Oconee driver experiences Atlanta interstate backups

In the estimation of an Oconee motorist who ventured into Atlanta traffic, the interstate backups are as bad as advertised—as the result of the bridge collapse.  We spoke to a West Union area man, Charles Crook, who left early yesterday morning for Atlanta and still faced delays.  Crook encountered backups at the Jimmy Carter Boulevard and things got worse from […]

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Robert Charles Beaudry

  Seneca, SC — Robert Charles Beaudry, 91, of Seneca, SC passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 18, 2017, from 12:30-1:30 PM, at Davenport Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at 2:00 PM. Veteran’s Affairs Director Jerry Dyar will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American […]

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