Arrest made in wounding of Tech student

An arrest has been reported in the weekend shooting of a Tri-County Tech student at a Central apartment complex.  Pickens County Sheriff’s Office has announced a 21-year old man, Daniel Heath Dixon, has been jailed and charged with accessory after the fact of a felony.  The wounded Tech student was identified as a 21-year old resident of the Newberry County […]

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Pre-trial motions in bank account case

More pre-trial maneuvers yesterday in the civil case of a Beaufort County woman who claims she lost a one million dollar trust that was controlled by a former Oconee banker.  In the case of Brookshire versus Community First, attorneys for the bank yesterday sought a judge’s ruling that plaintiff Debbie Baker Brookshire produce a box of documents which the defense […]

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Wife charged with attempted murder of husband

A Westminster woman has been arrested and charged with attempted murder of her husband.  The police say what landed Sheena Star Rogers in jail was a domestic incident Friday morning on Prichard Street.  The police quoted a man identified as Rogers’ husband as saying the two argued and that, while he was trying to leave the home, she got into […]

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Rev. Gene Turner

Westminster – Reverend Bobby Eugene “Gene” Turner, 76, husband of Janice Lowie Turner, 225 Deer Run Road, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Oconee Memorial Hospital. A graveside service will be held 2 pm, Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.  A memorial service will also be held 2 pm, Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at Calvary […]

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Ebenezer Road Dollar General argued in court

Arguments were heard today regarding the challenge of whether a spot on the Ebenezer Road not far from the 4-way stop at 188 can be used for a Dollar General store.  How the controversy proceeds is in the hands of a circuit judge who is going to take the time for further study before ruling.  Attorney Larry Brandt, representing opposing […]

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Kellett neighborhood meeting

Leaders of Kellett neighborhood in Seneca are announcing a community meeting to solicit opinion on the city’s announcement of a draft master plan for the building and property that make up the former elementary school.  The meeting will take place at 6 o’clock Thursday evening in the Fellowship Hall of the Trinity Baptist Church.  Those attending may enter the meeting […]

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Mary Rumph

Seneca – Mary Elvina Rumph, 76, of 315 W. Sunset Strip Drive, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Lila Doyle Nursing Care. The family will receive friends at 5 pm, Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at Faith Baptist Church with a memorial service to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church Building Fund, PO […]

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Chattooga River accident

A National Guard Black Hawk helicopter was deployed Saturday afternoon to effect a rescue on the Wild and Scenic Chattooga River.  The chopper swooped down above the Lick Log/Pig Pen section north of Village Creek to lift a young Atlanta area man who tried to swing a rope into the river, fell short, and landed on a rocky bank.  The […]

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Cruising enjoys comeback in Westminster

  Westminster’s Yousef Mefleh may be 61 years old, but he’s not too old to partake in a recreation activity thought to be the province of the young.  As a city councilman, Mefleh had a hand in the city’s recent decision to welcome cruising back to the city.  There have now been two straight Saturday nights of large numbers of […]

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